Administrative Divisions of Russia :
Russia is divided into several types of administrative divisions, with varying levels of autonomy, but equal representation in the federal government.
There are 83 of these federal subjects, which include oblasts (provinces), republics, krais (territories), autonomous okrugs (districts), two federal cities, and one autonomous oblast (province).
Oblasts are the standard division of Russia, of which there are a total of 46, each with a governor and local legislature, but falling under the governance of the federal government. Krais have a similar status as an oblast, and there are 9 krais in Russia. Russia's 21 republics have a higher degree of autonomy, each with a separate constitution, government, and president, falling under the federal government only for international affairs. The autonomous okrugs were once part of a larger oblast or krais, but became separate subjects because of their prevalence of an ethnic minority group. Similarly, the autonomous oblast is a unit formed for the Jewish minority in Russia. The federal cities of Russia are Moscow and St. Petersburg, which are the two major cities in Russia.
*AUTONOMOUS OBLAST - Yevrey [Jewish] (Birobidzhan)
|Adygeya (Maykop)||Kareliya (Petrozavodsk)|
|Altay (Gorno-Altaysk)||Khakasiya (Abakan)|
|Bashkortostan (Ufa)||Komi (Syktyvkar)|
|Buryatiya (Ulan-Ude)||Mariy-El (Yoshkar-Ola)|
|Chechnya (Groznyy)||Mordoviya (Saransk)|
|Chuvashiya (Cheboksary)||North Ossetia (Vladikavkaz)|
|Dagestan (Makhachkala)||Sakha [Yakutiya] (Yakutsk)|
|Ingushetiya (Magas)||Tatarstan (Kazan')|
|Kabardino-Balkariya (Nal'chik)||Tyva (Kyzyl)|
|Kalmykiya (Elista)||Udmurtiya (Izhevsk)|
|Chukotka (Anadyr')||Nenets (Nar'yan-Mar)|
|Khanty-Mansi (Khanty-Mansiysk)||Yamalo-Nenets (Salekhard)|
|Kamchatka (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy)||Primorskiy [Maritime] (Vladivostok)|
|Saint Petersburg [Sankt-Peterburg]||Moscow [Moskva]|
Last Updated on: February 5th, 2018