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Putin to discuss with FC members integration of two new entities to RF legal, social field

March 27, 2014, 1:05 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 27, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday will meet with the management of the Federation Council upper house of parliament. The Kremlin press service reported that the discussion would focus on the issues of integration of two new RF constituent entities in the unified legal, economic, cultural, social and administrative field of the country.

Taking part in the meeting will be FC speaker Valentina Matviyenko, vice speakers and the leadership of the FC relevant committees.

This format of the discussion of key spheres of work of the Federation Council is expected to become regular, the Kremlin stresses.

On March 18, Russia and Crimea signed the agreement on the accession of the Republic of Crimea to Russia. Russia’s Constitutional Court unanimously recognised the agreement’s legality. On March 20 and 21 the State Duma (lower house) and FC ratified the agreement. Right after this procedure, on March 21, Putin signed the law on the ratification of the agreement on the accession of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia, as well as signed the decree on the formation of the Crimean Federal District.

In connection with the entry into effect of the federal constitutional law “On the Accession to the Russian Federation of the Republic of Crimea and Federal City of Sevastopol” Putin instructed the heads of a number of ministries and departments to approved by March 29 the plans of organisational and staff measures for the creation in Crimea and in Sevastopol of territorial offices of the federal bodies of executive authorities and other bodies, providing for changing their staff size, if necessary. By the same order the president gave instructions to create in the new RF constituent entities territorial bodies of federal executive authority.

At a meeting on March 24, RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave instructions to present by the end of the first half of the year the federal target programme for the socio-economic development of the peninsula. “This should be a full-fledged programme with the funds, timeframe and the responsible performers,” he stressed.

“In the future, the federal target programme may be reshaped into a state programme.” RF Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who is in charge of the region’s development matters in the government, promised that the financial and economic assessment of the federal target programme for the development of Crimea and Sevastopol would be worked out by July 1, this year.

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