I didn't know where to ask this question, so I am asking it here since it does involve politics to some extent.
Here is the statement
Статья 147. Исполнительные комитеты местных Советов народных депутатов руководят государственным, хозяйственным и социально-культурным строительством на территории соответствующих Советов на основе решений избравших их Советов и вышестоящих органов государственной власти и управления.
Translated to English (using Google Translate):
Article 147. The executive committees of local Soviets of People's Deputies direct the state, economic, social and cultural development in the territory of the relevant Council on the basis of their decision to elect the Soviets and the higher bodies of state power and administration.
I am having trouble understanding what this exactly means. It says "on the basis of the decisions of the Soviet that elected them and the higher bodies of state power and administration" Now, the constitution makes a clear distinction between decisions, orders, decrees, laws, etc. So, I was wondering, does this encompass all of those things or just "decisions" adopted by higher bodies, because, for example, the Council of Ministers is empowered to issue decisions and orders. Does this mean the the local executive committees only exercise their powers based on the Council of Ministers's decisions, and not its orders? I hope that isn't confusing, but I have been trying to figure this out for like a month now. Thanks :)