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Republics of Russia

The Russian Federation is divided into 89 federal subjects (administrative units), 21 of which are republics:

1. Adygea
2. Altai
3. Bashkortostan
4. Buryatia
5. Dagestan
6. Ingushetia
7. Kabardino-Balkaria

8. Kalmykia
9. Karachay-Cherkessia
10. Karelia
11. Komi
12. Mari El
13. Mordovia
14. Sakha (Yakutia)

15. North Ossetia-Alania
16. Tatarstan
17. Tuva
18. Udmurtia
19. Khakassia
20. Chechnya
21. Chuvashia

Constitutional Status

Republics differ from other federal subjects in that they have the right to establish their own official language (Article 68 of the Constitution of Russia). Other federal subjects, such as krais and oblasts, do not have this right. However, as with other federal subjects, governmental sovereignty in a republic is not recognized (Article 3).

Last updated: 10-17-2005 07:29:05
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