According to the Charter of the Arkhangelsk Region, the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies (hereinafter – the Regional Assembly) is a permanent supreme and the only legislative (representative) state authority of the Arkhangelsk Region. The Regional Assembly implements its authorities in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, the Charter of the Arkhangelsk Region, regional laws and the Regulations of the Regional Assembly.
The first election to the Regional Assembly was held in December 1993. The first convocation comprised 37 parliamentarians, including 33 men and 4 women. Nikolai Alexeevich Isakov, the Head of Pinega Municipality, was elected as Chair of the Regional Assembly. Yury Sergeevich Sivkov, manager of Severodvinsk JSC ”Production Association “Northern Machine-Building Enterprise” became First Deputy Chair.
A considerable part in the work of the deputy corps of that time were issues, connected with working out and adoption of fundamental documents, such as the Charter of the Arkhangelsk Region, the Regulations of the Regional Assembly and the regional law “On the Rules for Working out, Introduction and Adoption of Legislative Statements in the Arkhangelsk Region”.
Taking into account the complicated financial situation and a setback in production in the Arkhangelsk Region, the deputies discussed the regional budget quarterly as well as issues for economic stabilization, and the situation in capital construction, forestry, agriculture, education and health protection in the Arkhangelsk Region.
Deputy corps of the Regional Assembly managed to work out and adopt legislative instruments connected with functioning and operating of the state and local self-government bodies. The Regional Assembly adopted the following laws during that period: “On Deputy Status of the Regional Assembly”, “On Local Government”, “On Administrative Territorial Structure”, “On Civil Servants’ Service” and others.
The first convocation of deputies formed a legislative base for the work of representative and executive authorities on local level. Such laws as “On Regional Election Commission”, “On Elections of the Head of the Administration, the Regional Assembly of Deputies, Local Self-Government Bodies” were adopted.
Generally 25 Assembly meetings were held, 50 laws and 369 resolutions were adopted for the period from December 1993 to June 1996.
The election of the second convocation for the Regional Assembly in 39 electoral districts was held in the Arkhangelsk Region on 16th June 1996. 36 deputies, including 29 men and 7 women were elected into the Regional Assembly for a term of 4 years.
At the first meeting of the second convocation Vyacheslav Ivanovich Kalyamin, the Head of Regional Automobile Roads Department, was elected as Chair of the Regional Assembly. Yury Sergeevich Sivkov and Valery Egorovich Kharitonov, the Head of Plesetsk Municipality became Deputy Chairs.
9 standing commissions and the parliamentary faction “Union of Archangel Michael” consisting of 7 deputies were adopted for the structure of the Regional Assembly.
Deputies of the second convocation paid special attention to consideration and implementation of the regional programme “The actions for getting over the economic crisis”, as well as issues of budget and social policy.
During four years 31 Assembly meetings were held, 208 laws and 882 resolutions were adopted.
The election of the third convocation for the Regional Assembly in 39 electoral districts took place on the 18th June 2000. 8 out of the 23 elected parliamentarians were deputies of the second convocation of the Regional Assembly. Because of the low turnout, election in 16 electoral districts was not successful. The re-run of election took place on the 3rd December 2000 and on the 25th of March 2001 when 16 deputies were elected into the Regional Assembly additionally.
The work of the Regional Assembly was chaired by Vitaly Sergeevich Fortygin, General Director of the JSC “Severalmaz”. Nikolai Alexeevich Isakov was elected as Deputy Chair.
9 standing commissions and 4 parliamentary factions (“For Social Justice”, “Union of Right Forces – United Democrats”, “National and Patriotic Union” and “United Russia”) were approved in the structure of the Regional Assembly.
The main task of deputies of the third convocation was to match regional legislation with the federal one. They discussed issues of budget and tax regulations, state building and local self-government, industry and transport, trade and health protection.
In the period of four years more than 20 social laws directed to a low-bracket category of the population, disabled people, education and culture, protected maternity and childhood were adopted. For the first time the institution of Ombudsman was established in the Arkhangelsk Region.
Generally 40 Assembly meetings were held, 286 laws, 972 statements и 158 resolutions were adopted during the third convocation.
The deputy corps of the fourth convocation was comprised by 62 parliamentarians. On the 19th December 2004 56 deputies were elected for a term of 4 years. The re-run of election took place on the 13th of March 2005 when 6 candidates became deputies additionally.
For the first time the election into the Regional Assembly was carried out according to a mixed election system: one half of deputies was elected as the representatives from political parties and the others were elected from individual electoral districts. 14 deputies worked on a constant professional basis.
The first meeting of the fourth convocation was held in January 2005 when the deputies elected Vitaly Sergeevich Fortygin as Chair of the Regional Assembly for the second time. He became a leader of the Arkhangelsk Regional Branch of the All-Russian political party “United Russia” as well. Alexander Efimovich Polikarpov, First Deputy Head of the Regional Administration; Elena Andreevna Vtorygina, Chair of Committee for Women, Family and Youth Policy of the Regional Administration; Dmitry Vladimirovich Taskaev, General Director of the LLC “Karat NL” became Deputy Chairs.
10 committees and 5 parliamentary factions were registered in the Regional Assembly: “United Russia”, “Just Russia”, “Union of Right Forces”, “Communist Party of the Russian Federation” and “Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia”. The largest of them was “United Russia” consisted of 32 deputies.
In order to develop interaction between the municipal entities and the Regional Assembly as well as exchange experience and information, the Coordinating Council of Representative Bodies of the Municipal Entities of the Arkhangelsk Region was established at the Regional Assembly in March 2005. It is a permanent consultative body consisting of the deputies of the Regional Assembly and the chairs of the representative bodies of the municipal entities.
There is also the Youth Chamber at the Regional Assembly. It was established in May 2006 and is an advisory and consultative body acted on a voluntary basis. The main aim of the Youth Chamber is rendering assistance to the Regional parliament in the sphere of law regulation and legitimate interests of young people. The task of the Youth Chamber is to involve young people in parliamentary activity, create legal and political culture for young people.
For the period from January 2005 to February 2009 the deputies of the fourth convocation adopted 671 laws and 2164 statements. The great number of laws adoption for four years was connected with reforms and cardinal changes in federal laws. The administrative reform and the reform of local government were carried out. Social legislation got some important changes as well. Every change in federal laws is important for Russian regions which must follow federal requirements and match their regional laws with them.
Monitoring of legislation and law enforcement practice were carried out during the fourth convocation. The result of this practice is the annual report of the Regional Assembly Chair “On the State of Legislation in the Arkhangelsk Region”.
On the 1st of March 2009 elections of the deputies of the fifth convocation were held according to a mixed election system. 62 deputies including 16 women were elected into the Regional Assembly for a term of 4 years.
On the 24th of March 2009 at the first meeting of the Regional Assembly Vitaly Sergeevich Fortygin was elected as Chair of the regional parliament for the third time. Alexander Efimovich Polikarpov and Antonina Andreevna Dracheva, General Director of Company “The White Sea Wood” became Deputy Chairs.
14 committees and 4 parliamentary factions were approved in the structure of the fifth convocation: “United Russia”, “Just Russia”, “Communist Party of the Russian Federation” and “Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia”.
The fifth convocation was marked by enhancement of international and interparliamentary ties. The Agreement on interaction in the federal legislative process between the Council of Federation of the Russia's Federal Assembly and the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies was signed in December 2009 in Moscow.
In June 2010 the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies and the Council of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) was signed in Arkhangelsk in order to develop long-term and comprehensive interparliamentary, social and economic, humanitarian and other ties based on the principles of mutual advantage, understanding, respect and confidence in accordance with laws and regulations of the Russian Federation and the Italian Republic.
Two more agreements on cooperation were signed in Arkhangelsk in June and October 2011: with the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region and with the Deputies' Assembly of the Nenets Autonomous District.
In the period of March 2009 - September 2013 the Regional Assembly of the fifth convocation held 48 sessions and passed 716 laws and 2004 statements.
Elections of deputies to the Regional Assembly of the sixth convocation took place on the 8th of September 2013 according to a mixed election system. 62 deputies were elected into the Regional Assembly for a term of 5 years. At present time 12 deputies out of the whole number of 62 are women.
At the first meeting of the Regional Assembly of the sixth convocation held on the 25th of September 2013 Victor Feodosyevich Novozhilov was elected as Chair of the Regional Assembly. Nadezhda Ivanovna Vinogradova, Sergey Veniaminovich Moiseev, Yury Ivanovich Serdyuk, Vitaly Sergeevich Fortygin and Igor Alexandrovich Chesnokov became Deputy Chairs of the Regional Assembly.
Currently there are 5 parliamentary factions functioning in the regional parliament: “United Russia” (44 deputies), “Just Russia” (3 deputies), “Communist Party of the Russian Federation” (6 deputies), “Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia” (4 deputies) and "Rodina" (2 deputies). There are also 2 independent deputies who do not belong to any parliamentary faction.
14 committees are formed and function in the Regional Assembly:
1) on Budget and Tax Policy;
2) on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship;
3) on Industrial Policy, Transport, Communications and Ecology;
4) on Nature Management and Timber Processing Complex;
5) on Land Issues and Building;
6) on Housing Policy and Communal Services;
7) on Agricultural Policy, Fishery and Trade;
8) on Health Care and Social Policy;
9) on Youth Policy and Sport;
10) on Education and Science;
11) on Culture and Tourism;
12) on Legislation and Judicial Issues;
13) on Regional Policy and Local Self-Government Issues;
14) on Ethics and Regulations.
The committees are formed on the basis of deputies’ written applications. They carry out preliminary discussion of bills and their preparation for discussion at the meeting of the Regional Assembly; organize Deputy Hearings and participate in their preparation and conducting; control the execution of regional laws and statements of the Regional Assembly; settle questions connected with the organization of their activity.
Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies in figures
№ of convo-cation
Period of activity
Number of deputies / including women-deputies
Number of mandates / including political parties
Term of convocation (years)
Number of adopted
Number of deputy fractions
December 1993 –June 1996
June 1996 –December 2000
December 2000 –January 2005
January 2005 –March 2009
March 2009 –September 2013
September 2013 –present time
majority election system
mixed election system
for the period of 01.01.2017
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