Interurban development and economic disparities in a Russian Province

O. Golubchikov

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The paper explores the relationship among factors believed to influence the economic development potential of Russian cities in the post-Soviet period, based on a detailed case study of small and medium-sized urban places in Leningrad Oblast. Relying on rarely utilized statistical data (including local town censuses) collected during on-site research and interviews, the author constructs an economic development index that provides a reference for inter-urban comparisons and analysis. The significance of accessibility for post-Soviet urban development is statistically demonstrated and the role of inherited spatial economic structures (economic-geographical endowment) is discussed along with other factors influencing urban performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-495
Number of pages18
JournalEurasian Geography and Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006

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