Readiness of Russian Regions for Integrated Development of Mineral Resources: Quantitative Assessment

  • K. S. SablinEmail author
  • E. S. Kagan
  • E. V. Goosen
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 138)


The paper is devoted to identifying the degree of Russian resource regions’ readiness for integrated development of mineral resources and transition to the model of balanced development. Data from 35 regions specializing in mining were used for the analysis. GRP per capita, which measured the regions’ economic potential, and the share of extractive industries in the value added, which measured the degree of the regions’ dependence on the extraction of natural resources, were chosen as economic indicators. The conducted quantitative analysis showed that the regions depending on the extraction of natural resources are “growth locomotives”, and most of them have medium and high economic potential. At the same time, the organization of natural resources extraction should be accompanied by a gradual transition to integrated subsoil development, which includes the tasks of effective use and processing of natural resources. The processes of localizing production in the regions will become important aspects of the comprehensive exploitation of mineral resources because they can create conditions for the development of the domestic market and the formation of a single economic space of Russia. The paper was prepared with the financial support of Russian Science Foundation, project № 17-78-20218.


Resource regions Comprehensive exploitation of mineral resources Quantitative analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal ChemistrySiberian Branch of RASKemerovoRussian Federation
  2. 2.Kemerovo State UniversityKemerovoRussian Federation

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