Malyy Aleksandr Fedorovich, Doctor of juridical sciences, professor, sub-department of constitutional and administrative law, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (18 Kremlyovskaya street, Kazan, Russia), email@example.com
Cheglakova Oksana Leonidovna, Applicant, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (18 Kremlyovskaya street, Kazan, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Background. Problems of the territorial organization of the Russian State have always been in the focus of political scientists, sociologists, lawyers, representatives of other scientific specialties. A significant array of works on the subject of the federal structure of Russia is not reduces the interest of researchers. One of the thorny issues (especially during the pre-election political battles) is the question of the equality of the subjects of the RF, symmetry or asymmetry of the Federation. Legal aspects of the problem have their peculiarities related to the understanding of the prospects for the development of federal relations and the development of techno-legal instruments.
Materials and methods. Implementation of tasks was achieved by involving and analyzing doctrinal sources, law enforcement, regulatory material. Whe preparing the article, traditional research methods were used (comparative-legal, regulatory analysis, historical and legal), allowing to identify problematic issues of the subject matter, authors’ views and to draw conclusions.
Results. The work has updated the statement of the problem of asymmetric federalism in Russia, highlighted strengths and weaknesses of the existing approaches to considering the question of the equality of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as considered the content of the constitutional provisions recognizing the equal rights of territorial entities and analyzed their correlation.
Conclusions. Based on the analysis of the totality of the studied sources concluded that our Federation is asymmetrical. This conclusion based on the practice of realization of the constitutional norms of the Federal legislator, exploring positions The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, law of RF subjects. The asymmetry is considered as an opportunity for the accounting features of the subjects of the RF, manifested in the formation of their competence.
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