Importance The article critically reviews the experience of regional governance in the USSR since it is of historical, scientific and practical significance. Objectives The article analyzes positive and negative experience of regional governance in industries, which are important for defense, military and national security as a whole. Methods The research is based on the systems approach using methods of a posteriori comparative and logic analysis. Results Critical analysis of the existing experience in improving methods for administration of regions and defense industries allowed to address important issues of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other affiliated governmental institutions and entities. Conclusions Current analysis and adaptive measures considerably harmonized the changed system of enterprises. The legislation on incorporation, reorganization and dissolution of enterprises, which was effective during reorganization, enabled regional authorities to substantiate the required scope of legal rights, make considerable amendments to effective regulations enacted when ministries existed.
Keywords: region, management, sovnarkhoz, reform, industry
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