State Duma (Russian Empire)
The State Duma or Imperial Duma was the Lower House, part of the legislative assembly in the late Russian Empire, which held its meetings in the Taurida Palace in St. Petersburg. It convened four times between 27 April 1906 and the collapse of the Empire in February 1917. The First and the Second Dumas were more democratic and represented a greater number of national types than their successors. The Third Duma was dominated by gentry, landowners and businessmen. The Fourth Duma held five sessions; it existed until 2 March 1917, and was formally dissolved on 6 October 1917.
|Tauride Palace – building of the State Duma of the Russian Empire|
Parliament of Russian Empire
|Preceded by||Zemsky Sobor|
|Succeeded by||Provisional Council of the Russian Republic|
|Indirect elections, divided into 4 curiae.|
|Tauride Palace, St. Petersburg|