DUMA SPEAKER WANTS TO EQUALIZE RIGHTS OF FEDERATION COMPONENTS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 4
Duma chief Ivan Rybkin said that the rights and obligations of the Federation’s 89 component parts should be equal, but he acknowledged that some special relations might be necessary in particular cases, Rossiiskie vesti reported April 28. Failure to allow for such exemptions would spark a protest from Tatarstan and other regions which already have particularistic agreements with the central government.
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