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Political division terminology


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Oblast
most common name for a federal subject with no special rights, located mostly in ethnicaly Russian areas
Krai
less common name for a federal subject with no special rights, completely the same as Oblast
Federal City
city with a status of federal subject
Autonomous Oblast
historical form of national autonomy, now exists only in case of Jewish AO
Autonomous Okrug
form of autonomy for indigenous ethnic groups, can be a part of Oblast while remaining a federal subject
Republic
federal subject with rights to have its own constitution and official languages, represents areas of non-Russian ethnicity
Federal District
grouping of federal subjects established for the convenience of governing