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Local Government School
New. Russian. Independent.
Local Government School
LGS is an independent project.We tend to inspire local activists and concerned citizens to become local politicians and representatives.

We welcome people with different views. The main idea is not a party affiliation, not something that divides us, but a desire to enhance our village, city, region and country.

We believe that each person can become a politician.

We create new post soviet politics, with implies more tolerance and less nomenklatura.
LGS pool of experts includes specialists on municipal law, political technologies, legal support of political campaign, current and former deputies and heads of municipalities.
The project started in 2012 under the name "New power school" in the framework of the Committee of Civil Initiatives of Alexey Kudrin.
In 2014, the project became independent, and received a new name - "Local goverment school".
Since 2012, more than thousand people across the country have become participants of our seminars.
One of the results of our work in the regions is the establishment of a dialogue between various political forces, the removal of social tensions and the formation of inter-party and independent candidates groups.
Project Co-Founders

Yulia Galyamina - Deputy of the Timiryazevsky district of Moscow, Researcher at the Moscow State University, Lecturer at the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Natalia Shavshukova - political consultant and specialist on state and municipal governance, ex-deputy of the local council of the Levoberezhny district of Moscow
Alumni of the project and members of their teams became deputies in Moscow, Sverdlovsk Region, Tver Region, Barnaul. There are more than 100 deputies among our alumni, together with members of the teams - more than 160 people, which is comparable with the results of registered federal parties.

There are three heads of municipalities among the alumnae of the project : the Tverskoy district of Moscow, the metropolitan region Troparevo-Nikulino and the head of the council of deputies of Asbest of the Sverdlovsk region.

In 2018, four graduates of the project became deputies. In the settlement of Sosenskoye Novaya Moskva, a team of independent candidates, including our graduates, gain the majority in the Council of Deputies.
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