Pudozhsky district of the Republic of Karelia was founded
in 1927 by reorganization of the former uyezd of Olonetskaya province
and Autonomous Karelian ASSR.
Located in the southern-eastern part
of Karelia, borders on Archangelskaya and Vologodskaya oblasts of Russian
Federation and also with Medvezhegorsky district of the Republic of Karelia.
The shore of the Onega Lake forms the western frontier of the district.
The length of the land frontiers of the district makes about 400
kilometers, water frontier - 170 km. The district area is 12,5
thousand of square km., the number of population is 31
thousand, the population density per 1 square km is 2,5.
There are 70 settlements in the district.
The district center is the town of Pudozh. It is an ancient town, known from 1382.
It was reorganized from Nickolsky Pudozhsky pogost into a
town by the empress Katherine II decree from May 16 1785. It has the coat-of-arms, approved by the law of the Russian empire
from October 4, 1788. It was built by the general plan, approved by
the emperor Nickolay I in 1840. The population of the town is 11
The head of the local administration
The leadership of the district Soviet of the local power body is made by
the head of the local power body elected by direct voting every 4 years.
The current head of the local power body is Vasily I. Malikov. He was elected
April 26 1998.
Vasily I.Malikov was born on October 20 1946 in the town of Pudozh.
He has higher education, graduated from St.Petersburg Academy of State Service.
The local power body structure
The local power body structure is defined by the Regulations of Pudozhsky
district, approved on September 23 1994 by the House of Republic of
the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia. The representative
power body on a district level is Pudozhsky district Soviet of the local power body elected
every 4 years.
The current Pudozhsky district Soviet of the local power body
and its deputies (21 persons) was elected on April 26 1998.
In the Soviet structure there are 4 permanent commissions:
- on economical development and ecology;
- budget-financial commission;
- on dwelling-municipal problems;
- on social development problems.
The executive power is functioned by the administration
of the local power body of Pudozhsky district.
- economic department;
- municipial property management committee;
- architecture department;
- social policy department;
- educational department;
- archive department;
- department of culture;
- department of physical culture and sport;
- department of extreme situations;
- State technical inspection.
Permanent commissions attached to the administration:
- comission on juvenile affairs;
- land reform commission.
On the territory of the district urban, rural and settlement administrations of local power body are functioning.