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Legislation on Local Government in Russia
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Federation.Theso-called"verticallineofexecutivepower"oftenacted againsttheinterestsoflocalcommunities.Andwhen,beginninginDecember 1992,a''verticallineofrepresentativepower''begantoformasaresultof oppositionbetweenthepresidentandtheSupremeSovietoftheRussian Federation,thepolarizationofpoliticalinterests,refractedatthelocallevel, oftenbegantodominatetheactivityoflocalsovietsandlocaladministrations. Inthisway,theinstitutionsoflocalgovernmentbecame,toacertainextent, hostagesofKremlinpolitics.