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Monday, February 19, 2018

Putin proposed to move the capital of Russia beyond the Urals

The capital of Russia should be moved from Moscow to the Urals for a more balanced development of territories of our vast country, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of demography, migration and regional development Yury Krupnov. He sent President Vladimir Putin the project of the “Doctrine of razmokanija”, which lists the shortcomings “of hypercentralization” – concentration fifth of the population of Russia in the Moscow region.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Currently, the national development of Russia are concentrated in 15-25 cities, where, according to estimates by demographer, home to more than half of the population. As reports RT with reference to the text of the “Doctrine”, the author sees the risk of losing the geopolitical advantages of Russia and even the loss of sovereignty over distant territories due to the ongoing internal migration.

Krupnov believes that “accumulating” in the dotted areas, the Russian people are losing “the pulse of life creativity” does not want to increase the number of families. “We are now at 1/7 of the world’s land live 7-10 times kuchenne, closer and detainee than the British and the Germans,” – said in the draft.

One of the solutions to the problems demographer refers to the transfer of the capital of the Urals and the transition from focused on the economic development of other areas – primarily the Far East and Siberia. “Redmosquito” Russia Krupnov offers with new cities and new supporting infrastructure.

In addition, there is the idea of the rejection of the “Metropolitan” urbanization in favor of low-rise landscape manor.


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