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ECO journal (ECOnomics and industrial Engineering)

2018 year, number 10

How to Save the Geographical Space of Asian Russia?

A. K. Tulokhonov
Baikal Institute of Nature Management SB RAS
Keywords: географическое пространство, Азиатская Россия, стратегия пространственного развития, Северный экономический коридор, Geographical space, Asian Russia, spatial development strategy, Northern Economic Corridor


In the article, the geographical space of Russia is considered in the light of the latest political and socio-economic processes. The author focuses on the geographicalaspects of the spatial development of Asian Russia, primarily on the assessment of its northern and southern borders situation. From one side the borders are limited bythe Russian Arctic, and in the south by the border with Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. It is noted that the risks of climate change, the change in the political and economic course of Russia’s southern neighbors are insufficiently assessed in the strategic documents of the Russian Federation. The key merits and demerits of the mega-project “United Eurasia - Trans-European Belt Development” are considered,and some aspects of the Northern Economic Corridor Program adopted by the leaders of Russia, Mongolia and China are analyzed. Conceptual proposals for the preservation of the geographical space of Asian Russia are formulated.