Legal status and specific of the Russian President powers are analyzed in this article. Author describes the President powers in the different areas. Special emphasis on the implementation of presidential powers in the context of federalism is given in this article. Author accent on the institute of Plenipotentiaries (and federal inspectors). The role of federal inspectors in building an effective and centralized model of a federal state is underlined in this article. Author analyzes the issue of Federal intervention. The role of the President to resolve the national question in Russia.
In article Ivan Sergeevicha Turgeneva's public work, as one of predecessors of the Russian liberalism as the public figure who was at the beginnings of occurrence of original currents of the Russian public thought, combining orientation to the western type of social development with penetration accessible only to the great artist into spiritual essence of Russian world is analyzed.