A conference called Power Division Between Federation Subjects and Local Self-Government Bodies opened Tuesday in Nizhny Novgorod. The two-day conference is being held within the Russia-CE cooperation program. Participating in the conference are foreign experts and representatives of the local self-government bodies of Russia's Volga federal district. Wrapping up the conference will be a report to be delivered to President Vladimir Putin. According to presidential envoy Sergei Kiriyenko to the Volga federal district, the conclusions of the forum participants are to be used in the budget drafting.
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Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986