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Municipal Unions

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MUNICIPAL ENTITIES, urban or rural (may comprise several united rural localities, such as a volost in Leningrad Oblast) – a settlement, municipal district, or urban area (and an intra-city area of a federal level city), where local government is exercised by the residents directly and/or via elected or other local government bodies. The establishment and activity of M. E. are regulated by the Federal Law “On General Principles of Local Government in the RF” dated October 6, 2003 (became effective on January 1, 2006 after the M. E. borders were defined and elections to local government bodies were held.) M. E. have their own budget, they may impose local taxes and dues, and own, use, and dispose of any municipal property. In the cultural aspects, M. E. are responsible for conditions for residents’ leisure and provision of cultural organizations’ and library services, security and preservation of cultural heritage objects of the local (municipal) level. The local government system in all RF subject territories was formed in 1996-97 in accordance with the federal law of April 22, 1996. 29 M. E. were instituted in Leningrad Oblast (they existed until January 1, 2006.) In accordance with the new legislation, the law “On local government in Leningrad Oblast” of March 26, 1996 was amended, and 222 M. E. were instituted in 2005. Of these, 204 urban and rural settlements are so-called “first-level” M. E.; 17 municipal districts (Boksitogorsk, Volosovo, Volkhov, Vsevolozhsk, Vyborg, Gatchina, Kingisepp, Kirishi, Kirovsk, Lodeynoye Pole, Lomonosov, Luga, Podporozhye, Priozersk, Slantsi, Tikhvin, Tosno) and one urban area (Sosnovy Bor, see Sosnovy Bor Town) are “second-level” M. E. On October 9, 2005 first elections of deputies of representative institutions of M. E. (urban and rural settlements, urban area) were held in Leningrad Oblast.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Boksitogorsk District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kingisepp District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirishi District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lomonosov District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Priozersk District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Slantsi District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Sosnovy Bor Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tikhvin District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volkhov District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District

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