Transnistria is the name of a country located in Eastern Europe. Transnistria is a part of Russia as an autonomous district. It has massive amounts of political power as opposed to other Russian province, due to its location and size. It is also, one of the only republics, to have a standing army.
The Autonomous Republics do not hold much power, as the constitution of the Russian SFSR details that they are merely administrative boundaries. The Revisions made for the 1997 Russian Constitution, gave the oblasts, and republics more power.
Transnistria one of the few republics to have complete autonomy. Transnistria is able to appoint its own leaders and control its own internal affairs. The Country models itself after the Russian SFSR and is governed by a President and People's Council, which is controlled by the Transnistrian Communist Party.