• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Regional Environment in the Context of Regional Differences in the Russian Society


Background/Objectives: The way the problems of “catch-up” development of Russian regions is presented and fixed in the public mind often provokes inter-regional migration, which narrows to the limits of redistribution of labor resources in the raw areas or cities. Methods/Statistical analysis: This article is based on the methodological apparatus of sociological theories identifying the nature and content of the modernization process and social change in general. The methodological basis is constituted by works of Russian and foreign scientists developing the theory of complex systems, decision-making, raising the questions of regional management and management of large territorial environments. Findings: Changes in the geopolitical situation, the transition to high-performance economy make impossible to claim that if the Russian Federation is a self-sufficient country as for its territory and mineral resources, the development of the regions is provided by “leaders”. In our view, having major regional differences this scheme of “locomotive pulling the wagons” is not optimal, since there are serious battles in the distribution of social and economic resources, and recipient regions are in a position of eternal asylums. Noting that the colossal amount of regional differences relates to the fact that the scheme “the rich – poor” regions is reproduced, and 2/3 of the RF subjects having the proportion of people with incomes below the subsistence level exceeds the Russian average,12 it can be stated, that the regional environment can, if not radically, then substantially change this situation through the new redefining of movement of technologies and intensity of communications. Applications/Improvements: Regional environment should attract more scientists’ attraction as it has sufficient intellectual, social and human potential for social development.

Keywords: Inter-regional Relations, Regional Development, Regional Environment, Russian Regions


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