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Er, what does this mean? -- ℜob C.aliasÀLAROB 00:49, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
It is consisted with administrative division of the Russian Federation. Each republic of the Soviet Union had its city of republican significance (or subordination), usually it was a capital. Administrative centers of oblasts had status of regional significance. Closed cities were some selected cities and it was not really a status, at least officially. Closed cities were classified localities. There also are cities of raion significance. Soviet cities in general were special types settlements and had a certain degree of self-government. Aleksandr Grigoryev (talk) 03:41, 20 August 2013 (UTC)