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Article 130

1. Local self-government in the Russian Fede­ration shall provide for the independent resolution by the population of issues of local importance, and the possession, use and management of mu­nicipal property.

2. Local self-government shall be exercised by citizens by means of referendum, elections and other forms of direct expression of their will, and through elected and other bodies of local self-government.


Article 131

1. Local self-government shall be administered in urban and rural settlements and on other territories with due consideration to historical and other local traditions. The structure of bodies of local self-go­vernment shall be determined by the population in­dependently.

2. Changes of borders of the territories in which local self-government is administered shall be per­mitted with due consideration to the opinion of the inhabitants of the relevant territories.


Article 132

1. Bodies of local self-government shall inde­pendently manage municipal property, form, ap­prove and implement the local budget, introduce lo­cal taxes and levies, ensure the preservation of public order, and resolve other issues of local importance.

2. Bodies of local self-government may be vested by law with certain State powers and accordingly re­ceive material and financial resources which are ne­cessary for their implementation. The implementa­tion of the vested power shall be controlled by the State.


Article 133

Local self-government in the Russian Federation shall be guaranteed by the right to legal protection and compensation of additional expenses arising as a result of decisions adopted by State government bodies, and by a ban on restrictions of the rights of local self-go­vernment which are established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation and federal laws.


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