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autonomous oblast

n. One of the administrative divisions of the former Soviet Union created for certain “smaller” nations and characterized by following features: they were given an autonomy within a (w: union republic) or, in the RSFSR, within a krai; had a status lower than an (w Autonomous republics of the Soviet Union autonomous republic); had a different (w: titulary nation) from that of their union republic/krai. Abbreviated as AO.

Autonomous oblast

An autonomous oblast is an autonomous entity within the state which is on the oblast ( province) level of the overall administrative subdivision. It may refer to:

  • Autonomous oblasts of the Soviet Union
  • Autonomous oblasts of Russia
  • Serbian Autonomous Oblasts

Category:Types of country subdivisions