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State Duma Members Call on Russian President to Abolish Federal Districts

On April 4, the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported that a group of State Duma deputies are preparing to call on the country’s president and government to reform or even abolish the federal districts in the Russian Federation. Removing the federal districts from the Russian administrative map would save the government about $50 million a year, but cutting costs is not the main aim of the legislators. Rather, opponents of the federal districts regard them as inefficient and outdated. Back in 2000, when President Vladimir Putin decreed the federal districts into existence, presidential representatives were needed in the districts to …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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