Decree of the President of Russia

A Decree of the President of the Russian Federation (Russian: Указ Президента Российской Федерации; Ukaz Prezidenta Rossiyskoy Federatsii) or Executive Order (Decree) of the President of Russia[1][2] is a legal act (ukase) with the status of a by-law made by the President of Russia.

As normative legal acts, such have the status of by-laws in the hierarchy of legal acts (along with Decrees of the Government of the Russian Federation and instructions and directions of other officials). Presidential decrees may not alter existing laws of higher precedence – the Constitution of Russia, Federal Constitutional Laws, Federal Laws and laws of Russian regions and, till the 2020 Russian constitutional referendum, Russia's international agreements, which now however stand in lower precedence than Presidential Decrees or any other Russian state law or obligation – and may be superseded by any of these laws.

See also

  • Decree 172 – Fossil fuel financing-related conflicts
  • Executive order (United States) – Federal administrative instruction issued by the president of the United States


  1. ^ The English term "Executive Order" is also used by official website as equivalent of Russian ukaz. See in Russian or in English
  2. ^ For example: Archived 2013-04-27 at the Wayback Machine