On January 30, 2019, following the results of the last meeting of the Presidential Council for the Local Self-Government Development, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has instructed the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation to prepare a draft Basic Principles of the State Policy for the Local Self-Government Development in the Russian Federation.
This instruction sets the task to all stakeholders to define what should be reflected in the Basic Principles, what are the current vectors of the local self-government development in Russia and what they could have been. In other words, the following questions have to be answered:
- How carefully have we treated the Russian experience of local self-government? Haven’t we lost the essential features of this experience? How useful and relevant is it today?
- How to determine the model of modern local self-government in the country, passing between the temptations of “municipal romanticism” and “municipal nihilism”, through interweaving of state-society relations?
- Will the “top-down” municipal construction receive the necessary support from citizens? Will local self-government become creative power and gain the trust of people?
- How democratic, successful and in-time is Russia’s national municipal policy? To what extent the policy has to be adjusted and what are the adjustment paths?
Organizers: State Duma Committee on Federal System and Issues of Local Self-Government, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Union of Russian Cities, All-Russian Congress of Municipalities
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Didenko Aleksei, State Duma Of The Federal Assembly Of The Russian Federation. Deputy chief of staff of the state Duma Committee on Federal structure and local self-government
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