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Oblast

In Russia and several other Slavic countries, a political subdivision equivalent to a province.
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Following these criteria, at the head of the line would be the oblasts of the central and northwest federal districts suffering from the effects of prolonged deindustrialization, the poverty-stricken Muslim republics of the North Caucasus, and the poorest ethnic enclaves of the Middle Volga Basin, such as Mari El and Mordovia.
Taking comparative capital investment figures as an indicator, it is seen that only in two instances did formerly autonomous regions merge with (only marginally) wealthier oblasts or krais (see Table 3).
As ethnic autonomies are merged into larger oblasts and krais, so too are minority ethnic groups merged into a vaster ethnic-Russian nation.
a small political-territorial units contained within larger oblasts or krais, apparently intended to recognize the areas as historic homelands of indigenous peoples without affording them the full administrative rights of ethnic republics.
In each case, one or two ethnically-defined autonomous okrugs were merged into one or two non-autonomous neighbors, resulting in a single, larger oblast or krai (see Table 1).
Lately, aphotoelectric power plant of 40 solar panels was licensed at a refueling station in Ivanovo District, Brest Oblast.
It is not the first time that the Brest Oblast division of Belorusneft has turned towards alternative sources of energy hot water is supplied by solar collectors at two refueling stations in Brest Oblast.
3 million) oblasts and in Osh (10 projects for US$16 million).
The partners of the distribution of 250 wheelchairs, 80 walkers and 50 pairs of crutches in Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts are Elim Uchun Civic Fund and Students' Alliance Public Association.
The law enters into force since the date of its publication and its provisions will apply in full as follows below:- since January 1, 2012 -- for Bishkek city and Osh oblast - since January 1, 2013 -- for Jalal-Abad, Chui and Issyk-Kul oblasts- since January 1, 2014 -- for Batken, Naryn, Talas oblasts and the Military Court.
According to preliminary information, there are 10 refugee camps in Osh oblast and 7 camps in Jalal-Abad oblast, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health said.