The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (abbreviated as the State Duma, State Duma, or GosDuma) is the lower house of the Federal Assembly - the parliament of the Russian Federation. It is the highest representative and legislative authority in Russia along with the Federation Council. The legal status of the State Duma is defined in Chapter 5 of the Russian Constitution.
The chamber is elected by citizens of the country on the basis of universal equal and direct vote via secret ballot, for a term of five years.
The State Duma has its own parliamentary television called 'Duma TV'. The lower parliament chamber has its own website and official accounts in social media.