Our daily service, that generates layers of different levels of administrative boundaries in ESRI Shape format and is based on OpenStreetMap (OSM) data, is fully functional.
Administrative units data are being edited regularly by OSM editors. Our service keeps track of these changes and puts the data in a format that is convenient for most GIS applications. The service also: provides a history, provides a version clipped by coastlines, generates statistics, and assigns official ОКАТО and ОКТМО codes.
Data and a detailed description is available at GIS-Lab.info.
This development was sponsored by iFort Geo and COMCON.
NB: This project is outdated and not supported anymore, visit http://data.nextgis.com to get your fresh geodata on any area of the world.