Advice 1: How to meet the Governor

The Governor is the highest official of the subject of the Russian Federation. Meeting with him may help solve problems that you couldn't get rid of, referring to other instances. How to get on reception to the Governor?
How to meet the Governor
You will need
  • - passport or another identity document;
  • - documents needed to address your question.
Find the address of the reception of the Governor and a phone number where you can call. Typically, such information is available on the official website of the government of the Russian Federation, where you live, or on the personal website of the Governor. These resources often contain information about how to write a personal welcome.
If you do not have Internet access, contact the city help Desk, there is the data of interest.
If you know this information is still unknown, call the office of the Governor and find out where, on what days and at what time you can schedule an appointment. On the phone and using the Internet to do this, as a rule, impossible.
If you are going to book an appointment with the Governor, bring passport or other identification document and documents required to resolve your question. Bring also a notebook and pen to record the assigned office hours and other important information. Secretary or employee of the Department on work with citizens inquire what business you want to appeal to the head of the subject. You will record only if a solution to the issue is within the competence of that official. Keep in mind that the resolution of a problem in some areas involved the Deputy Governor, so maybe you will write down on reception to one of them.
On the appointed day, report to an audience with the Governor with the same documents you took with you to your appointment.
You can choose another way to meet with the Governor, which is fine if you want to solve the issue not your personally, but imagine a group of people with common interests. In this case, arrange an interesting, socially significant event and send to the Governor the official invitation to take part in it. During the meeting you can ask questions and talk about sensitive issues.

Advice 2 : What is the difference between mayor and Governor

Such forgotten concepts as "the mayor" and "Governor", as well as the foreign word "mayor" appeared in the lexicon of the Russians in the 90-ies of the last century, when there was a process of federalization, was formed by local governments, formed the subjects of the Federation. But after a dozen years, is still not very clear what these positions are different and why they are called so.
What is the difference between mayor and Governor

Who are the Governor and the mayor

Since the state system of Russia – Federation, this means that, as a state, it consists of actors. The subject of the Federation – part of the state, whether Autonomous Republic or Autonomous oblast in the Russian Federation, Krai or oblast. All these administrative units have equal rights and are state agencies, performing within its borders state functions.

In article 18, section 6 of the Federal law "On General principles of organization of legislative (representative) and Executive state authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation" says that the subject of the Russian Federation shall have the right to set the name of the post senior officials, taking into account historical, national and other traditions. This name should be reflected in the Charter of the Federation. Historically, administrative units of the Russian Empire was a province, therefore, developing their statutes, the Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation decided that the highest official of the public authority will naimenovaniya Governor.

Settlements located on the territory of the Federation have the status of settlement and are not public authorities. In accordance with the 3rd and the 12th article of the Constitution, the power of the media – the people of Russia their powers can realize by election authorities. By analogy with foreign elected officials, heads of local authorities, it was decided to call the mayor. Although in recent years many local authorities have introduced changes to their statutes and official documents are now referred to as mayors, heads of municipalities.

The mayor, the Governor and the mayor

In addition to the above subjects of the Russian Federation, among them it was decided to include also two cities of Federal importance – it is the former and the present capital of Russia Saint Petersburg and Moscow. In the period of the parade of sovereignties charters of those entities senior officials of these cities was given the official name "the mayor", but later the decision of Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, this position was renamed the "Governor". It turns out that Moscow, as the subject of the Federation, is headed by the mayor, and St. Petersburg Governor. But, if we follow the historical tradition in Russia of head of the Metropolitan authorities were called "governors".
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