Regional Research of Russia

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 41–54 | Cite as

Major trends for changes in the socioeconomic space of rural Russia

Rural Development

Abstract

The paper is devoted to the interpretation of the geographical approach to the study of Russian rural areas; identification of the key factors in their spatial organization at the national, regional, and municipal levels; and a multiscale review of the causes and consequences of change in the rural space in two regions, i.e., Kostroma oblast and Stavropol krai.

Keywords

rural area agriculture multiscale approach natural conditions depopulation and ethnic composition space polarization suburban areas periphery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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