The Commission is a coordinating body set up to handle issues arising during interaction between the state and religious associations.
The Commission has the following responsibilities:
to draft proposals on issues regarding the activity of religious associations that require government attendance;
to provide information and analytical support for the Government's operation in the sphere of relations between the state and religious associations;
to coordinate the operation of executive bodies regarding the relations with religious associations.
Vladislav Surkov, Deputy Prime Minister, Chief of the Government Staff (Chairman of the Commission);
Ivan Demidov, Deputy Minister of Culture (Deputy Chairman of the Commission);
Alu Alkhanov, Deputy Minister of Justice;
Alexei Volin, Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media;
Mikhail Belousov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Internal Policy Directorate (external advisor);
Vladimir Ginensky, Division Head of the Department of Culture of the Russian Government (Executive Secretary of the Commission);
Alexander Gorbenko, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Media Relations, Interregional Cooperation, Sport and Tourism;
Olga Dergunova, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management;
Oleg Dobrodeyev, General Director of VGTRK State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company;
Igor Zubov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of the Interior;
Grigory Karasin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs;
Andrei Loginov, Government Representative to the State Duma;
Denis Molchanov, Deputy Chief of the Government Staff.
Mikhail Ostrovsky, First Deputy Secretary of the Public Chamber (external advisor);
Nikolai Pankov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Defence;
Sergei Popov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Public and Religious Organisations (external advisor);
Andrei Pudov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security;
Alexander Radkov, Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism;
Igor Remorenko, Deputy Minister of Education and Science;
Mikhail Seslavinsky, Head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media;
Alexander Torshin, First Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council (external advisor);
Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council (external advisor);
Alexander Chubaryan, Director of the General History Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences;
Sergei Shcheblygin, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Education and Science (external advisor);
Konstantin Ernst, General Director of Channel One (external advisor);
Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways (external advisor).