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Executive order on public councils affiliated with Interior Ministry

May 23, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On Public Councils Affiliated with the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior and its Regional Offices.

The public council at the Russian Federation Ministry of the Interior and public councils affiliated with the Ministry’s regional offices will be set up to coordinate issues of public importance concerning the interests of peoples, federal and regional bodies of state power, local self-governments, and public associations, and to resolve the most important issues concerning the work of Russian law enforcement agencies, including police.

In accordance with the Executive Order, the public council is an advisory body, whose decisions are advisory in nature.

The Executive Order sets forth the principles concerning council formation, membership, its main tasks, as well as the rights of the council and its members.

The President gave corresponding instructions to the Interior Minister, as well as the presidential plenipotentiary envoys to the federal districts and the heads of Russia’s regions.

May 23, 2011