Federal Law "Urban Code" No. 73-FZ of 1998. | Land Portal

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This Code regulates the accomodation and housing of the popul ation, urban and rural planning, the development of engineering, transport and s ocial infrastructures, rational use of the natural resources and environmental protection for the benefit of tenants. This Code defines the competence of the executive authorities, of the regional authorities, the rights and the duties of physical and juridical persons in the field of urban construction, the role of do cumentation and regulations in the field of the land use and establishes the lia bility for the infringement of the Russian Legislation on urban construction. This Code is composed of XVI Chapters divided into 73 articles.Chapter I lays down General Provisions (arts. 1-6). Chapter II deals with the endorsement of the guarantees of the citizens to the suitable environment for their living and working activity (arts. 7-20). Chapter III establishes the competence of the central executive authorities and the competence of the local administration in the sphere of urban construction (arts. 21-23). Chapter IV establishes the structure of the executive authorities and the local administration in the field of regulation of urban construction and their competence (arts. 24-27). Chapter V regards the documentation on urban construction, planning, land development and construction within residential areas (arts. 28-30). Chapter VI concerns urban planning and land development of the territory at the federal and local level (arts. 31-33). Chapter VII regards urban, rural, municipal planning and land development (arts. 34-37). Chapter VIII regulates the use of land for the construction purpose within urban and rural residential areas (arts. 38-48). Chapter IX regulates the use of land in suburban areas for the construction purpose (arts. 49 and 50). Chapter X establishes standards and regulations for urban construction (arts. 51-53). Chapter XI regards urban cadastre and monitoring of edifices (arts. 54 and 55). Chapter XII formulates urban and rural construction planning (arts. 56-64). Chapter XIII regards the supervision of urban construction and establishes the liability for the infringement of the Russian Legislation in point of law (arts. 65-67). Chapter XIV specifies the economic basis for urban construction (arts. 68-70). Chapter XV deals with international cooperation in the field of urban construction (art. 71). Chapter XVI is the conclusive part (arts. 72 and 73). ________________________________________

Implemented by: Ministerial Decree No. 856 of 1998 regarding keeping up of state urban cadastre and monitoring of the objects of urban planning. (1998-07-29)
Implemented by: Presidential Decree No.1474 of 1999 regarding conformation of the Presidential Decrees to the Urban Code. (1999-11-03)
Implemented by: Urban Code No. 715-OD of the Volgograd Region. (2002-06-10)
Implemented by: Ministerial Decree No.615 of 2000 regarding amendments and addenda to the Ministerial Decrees regarding urban construction and land tenure. (2000-08-21)
Implemented by: Order No.18 of 1999 of the State Committee on Construction and Housing and Communal Complex regarding validation of Instructions on the modalities of carrying out state control the use and protection of land in urban and countryside settlements. (1999-08-02)

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Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new ROMANOV Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia.

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