Country Profile: Russian Federation

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GOVERNEMENT

Russia is a federal semi-presidential republic. According to the Constitution of Russia, the President of Russia is a head of state  with executive power exercised by the Government, headed by the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President with the Parliament’s approval.

ADMINISTRATION The Federal Portal of public service: http://rezerv.gov.ru/Start.aspx

PARLIAMENT

Federal Assembly is the legislature of Russian Federation. It consists of the State Duma, which is the lower house, and the Federation Council, which is the upper house.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

Russia is a federal republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. These federal subjects are of equal federal rights in the sense that they have equal representation-two delegates each-in the Federation Council. They do, however, differ in the degree of autonomy they enjoy. The Republics are extremely autonomous. They possess their own Constitution, President and Parliament.
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FEDERAL SUBJECTS:

  • 21 republics
  • 46 oblasts (regions)
  • 9 krais
  • 1 autonomous oblast
  • 4 autonomous okrugs
  • 2 federal cities (Moscow , St. Petersburg)

All of the federal subjects are grouped into eight federal districts, each administered by an envoy appointed by the President of Russia. Federal districts’ envoys serve as liaisons between the federal subjects and the federal government and are primarily responsible for overseeing the compliance of the federal subjects with federal laws.

Federal districts of Russia

The regions of Russia

http://www.gov.ru/main/regions/regioni-44_en.html

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The federal subjects are divided into districts (raions)-1868, towns-1100, and urban type settlements.

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Gorodskie okruga (City districts) – 329, posyolki gorodskogo tipa (towns) – 1359, Gorodskie poselenija (Town settlements) – 603 and Selskie poselenija (Rural settlements) – 23313.

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UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS OF ADMINISTRATION

  • The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration – http://ranepa.com/

RESEARCH CENTRES

  • The research centre of public administration of International Institute of Public Administration under the President of Russian Federationhttp://rnk.migsu.ru/home

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