Raion


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Raion

 

In the USSR: (1) A basic administrative and territorial division in rural areas that is part of a Union republic, autonomous republic, krai, oblast, autonomous oblast, or autonomous okrug. The establishment of a raion is within the jurisdiction of the highest governmental bodies of the Union republics. The raions of most Union republics and all autonomous republics are listed in their constitutions. A rural raion includes worker, health-resort, and dacha settlements, rural Soviets, and cities under the jurisdiction of raions.

(2) An administrative and territorial unit in cities with populations of more than 100,000. The representative body of state authority in the raion is the raion soviet of people’s deputies.

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The specificity of the grievances printed is striking, with each letter (like many news items) containing all or most of the following information: the precise problem; the name and raion, street, house number, and apartment of the reader; the bureau responsible for rectifying the situation and the name of the individual with the authority to take corrective action; any attempts already made to have the complaint addressed; and the reaction to demands made, often unsuccessful, thereby necessitating the intervention of Vecherniaia Moskva and the publication of the matter.
With its nonnarrative structure (common in Gaillard's work) and elegiacmood, Desniansky Raion seems consciously to memorialize, rather than document, the present age.
adopting policies to encourage foreign farmers with access to capital to lease unused, nonprivatized land from the raion land funds.
The number of visits and morbidity rates (per 1,000) are reported annually to the Raion Central Polyclinic.
He said the government, in collaboration with World Food Program, had started distributing ration packets and the 25 trucks carrying raion goods had arrived in IDP camps established by the government.
To a certain extent, Gaillard's reputation continues to rest on the heft of Desniansky Raion, 2007, a thirty-minute video and "electronic opera" made in collaboration with the DJ and composer Koudlam.
The Project will rehabilitate the priority roads in four raions (Urta Chirchik, Zangiota, Pskent, Yangiul).