Eremin A.R. 1
1 Ogarev Mordovia State University
Legal regulation of local government in one of subjects of the Russian Federation – the Republic of Mordovia during 1995-2003 is considered. This period characterizes reforming of local government in all territory of Russia, in connection with adoption of the federal law «About the general principles of the organization of local government in the Russian Federation» 1995 and the beginning of active rule-making in all territories of subjects of the Russian Federation in the ﬁeld of local government. 2003 marks the termination of this stage and transition of the sphere of local government from the decentralized form of government in the state to a form of «relative decentralization» in administration at the local territorial levels. It by the new federal law of 2003 «About the general principles of the organization of local government in the Russian Federation» was formed a basis. Features of the most important normative legal acts adopted at the local level – charters on the basis of which each municipality functions are shown.