Tourism development in border areas: a benefit or a burden? The case of Karelia
... regions are expected to benefit from their position when it comes to tourism development. In this article, I propose a new approach to interpreting the connection between an area’s proximity to the national border and the development of tourism at the municipal level. The aim of this study is to identify the strengths and limitations of borderlands as regards the development of tourism in seven municipalities of Karelia. I examine summarised data available from online and other resources, as well ...
Municipal Tax Autonomy under Conditions of Budget Federalism: Reform Experience in Italy and Russia
The article deals with the questions of the current legislative budget process of local autonomies in the Russian Federation and Italy. The current
budget process of an Italian autonomy is characterized by the growing role of municipal taxes and overall decline in public transfers. In the Russian Federation, municipal budgets depend crucially on the mechanism of federal and municipal tax redistribution at this stage of municipal reform. The author comes to the conclusion that ...
Geographical factors as a principle of strategic planning of municipal entities
This articles deals with the generally accepted principles that should be used by the developers of strategic documents as guidelines. The author pays particular attention to the geographical factors explaining their importance for the municipal entities of the Kaliningrad region and comes to the conclusion that strategic planning of the development of municipal entities should be based on the geographical features of territory that are prevalent in determining the course of economic ...
The coastal factor in spatial development programmes for the municipalities of the Kaliningrad region
... both the growing cities of the Kaliningrad agglomeration and areas of low population density, the latter located primarily along the bays. These circumstances determine what effect the coastal factor has on the socio-economic development of a certain municipality in the Kaliningrad region. We believe that the municipalities that use this factor to a limited degree do not fully realise the potential of their geographical location. Alongside employing other development resources, it is logical for ...
Assessment of transport accessibility of rural territories of the Kaliningrad region using methods of sociological research
... result, the rural population expects a high-quality transport infrastructure and an efficiently functioning public transport network. Using sociological tools, the authors analyze the degree of satisfaction of the rural population from the eastern municipalities of the Kaliningrad region with a current public transport network and the quality of transport services provided. The findings led to the conclusion that the existing passenger management system satisfies most of the respondents. At the ...
Measuring social well-being in the rural areas of the Kaliningrad region
This article evaluates the social wellbeing of rural municipalities of the Kaliningrad region. The degree of social wellbeing is assessed on the basis of an analysis of statistical data and expert evaluations. Rural districts were identified in the Kaliningrad region on the basis of the following criteria: ...
The methodology of assessing the strategic competitiveness of municipalities: an integral approach (the case of the Kaliningrad region)
The authors present a methodology for assessing the competitiveness of municipalities on the basis of an integrated approach. The validity of the method of integrated assessment of the competitiveness of municipalities is demonstrated in the case of the Kaliningrad region. The authors use a complex of statistical data on ...
Innovation centres as growth points for smaller towns and rural areas
This article addresses the role of innovative centres in the development of surrounding areas beyond large cities. At the same time, the innovative development of rural areas should be of a composite nature; municipality development strategies take innovations into account. International practices serve as a an argument in favour of establishing innovative centres in smaller and medium-sized towns in order to facilitate the socioeconomic development of the ...
Local Self-Government: Problems of Territorial Administration and Hierarchisation
This article is dedicated to the problem of zoning at the level of local administration. The author determines and analyses the main complications arising at the determination of municipality borders and offers solutions to these problems.
local administration, territory, populated place, municipalities
On trends in the development of cross-border cooperation in the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation
... approved within three cross-border cooperation projects over the past ten years. I focus on the projects that were successfully completed by the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University — a key actor in cooperation. I examine collaborations between municipalities on either side of the border when preparing and running projects under cross-border cooperation programmes. I classify the municipalities of the Kaliningrad region by their involvement in the projects and try to explain why a certain ...
The development of municipal authorities' financial independence
This article examines the results of municipal reform, analyses the budgetary policy of the Kaliningrad region, and identifies the problems of formation of local budget revenues. The author described the methods to improve budgetary policy, which could level the differences in economic and ...
The territorial features of the development of small enterprises in the municipalities of the Novgorod region
This article focuses on the features of small enterprise development in the municipalities of the Novgorod region. The author analyses the opportunities of applying different geographic research methods to the identification of territorial disproportions. The article offers an assessment of the total and special potential in ...
Some Aspects of Development of Law on Competition Protection in terms of Exploitation of Property in State and Municipal Ownership
This article analyses the issues of legal regulation in the framework of concluding contracts on the disposition of state and municipal property and considers the opportunities of improving antimonopoly legislation in the given field.
конкуренции: федеральный закон от 26 июля 2006 года №
135-ФЗ // Собрание ...
Problems of the development of pre-agglomeration (semiperipheral) municipalities on the example of the Gvardeysk urban district
... Russia is updated every day. The formation of growth points and the relationship between the center and the periphery affects both economic and social issues, and therefore there is a need to analyze the ongoing economic and demographic processes in municipalities located at different distances from the agglomeration, with the aim of developing effective tools for spatial development that affect the entire territorial socio- economic system (region) The purpose of this study is to identify the main ...
Structural and Functional Characteristics of the Spatial Development of Rural and Urban Areas in the Northwestern Economic District
... of district population distribution systems.
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Some problems of applying competition protection legislation to transactions related to the disposal of property of public and municipal unitary enterprises
This article analyses certain problems of legal regulation in the field of agreements on the disposal of property of public and municipal unitary enterprises. The authors consider the ways to improve the corresponding legislation.
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Legal Regulation of Disposition of Property Assigned to State and Municipal Unitary Enterprise
The article analyses some legal regulation problems concerning the disposition of property, assigned to them, by state and municipal unitary enterprises, including the current tendency towards the limitation of unitary enterprises’ authority in this field, which is reflected in the Law on Competition Protection.
Economic and demographic distinctions between municipal districts of the Kaliningrad region
... regions of the country. The dynamic economic development results in high employment and low unemployment rates. The demand for labour force is partially satisfied through high net migration rate. However, there are obvious distinctions between municipalities. Having analyzed the statistical data on the situation in urban districts, the authors identified territorial differences, influencing the economic and demographic situation in municipalities of different types. It is shown that peripheral ...
The dynamics of development of cities and local budgets
... study of the Volga and Urals federal districts helps analyse the standing of large cities serving as “growth poles” identified with the help of two methodologies. The article offers a geographical analysis of three aspects of financial standing of municipalities:
financial independence, social orientation, territorial equity. The dynamic of development and financial standing are compared in order to identify the role of budgets in the development of cities (stimulating and inhibiting ones).
Monotowns: A Quantitative Analysis
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A spatial study of networking in the Vistula Lagoon region using geoinformation systems
... systems has been developed and is successfully functioning at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, which makes it possible to use it in studying network cooperation in the framework of crossborder development with the involvement of Kaliningrad municipalities. The key objective set by the authors of the article is to justify the need for studying the emerging network cooperation with the help of both traditional methods of geography and modern GIS; a specific case is made of the cross-border ...
Application of imitating modeling administrative activity in municipal formations
An analysis of areas of application of imitating modeling is carried out. A special attention is given to his use in municipal bodies of management RF.
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Twin cities: a new form of cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region?
... in Russian political studies to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the “twin city” movement as a form of cross-border cooperation in the Baltic region. This phenomenon emerged as a result of a global tendency towards more active involvement of municipal units in international cooperation, on the one hand, and aspirations of frontier cities and towns in the Baltic region to solve common problems together, on the other hand. This work is based on a comparative analysis method and a case study ...
The Baltics and Russian North-West: the Core and the Periphery in the 2000s
This article analyses population changes in North-West regions of Russia (the former North-Western economic zone and the Kaliningrad region) and the Baltics at the level of urban districts and municipalities. The cohort component method is used to analyze the youth population dynamics in the administrative territorial units of this level, which makes it possible to estimate the international (intraregional) migration of this population group....
Geo-demographic typology of municipalities of the Kaliningrad region
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Some problems of the procedure of recognising a citizen as a person with low income for the purpose of providing accommodation in the framework of a social rent contract
The law of the Kaliningrad region On the Procedure of Recognising a Citizen as a Person with Low Income for the Purpose of Providing Municipal Accommodation in the Framework of a Social Rent Contract serves as a basis for the consideration of issues of introducing a mechanism of assessing the level of a citizen’s income and the value of their property for the purpose of recognising ...
Methods for assessing the quality of life of Russian urban youth
... this article, I carry out a critical analysis of the existing methods for assessing the quality of life of cities and propose a method for assessing Russian cities as experienced by youth. The main result of this study is a method that can be used by municipal authorities in preparing strategic planning documents. I conclude that the existing methods for assessing the quality of life of cities are poorly applicable in practice and thus they require substantial improvement. At the same time, the proposed ...
The legal regime of information systems in Russian agriculture
... the information infrastructure and show that agriculture lacks a single information infrastructure. Further, I review existing classifications of information systems and the types of information provisions using such systems. I consider national and municipal information system as a means to provide state and municipal services and as a regulatory practice and examine the possibility of classifying information systems as a source of law.
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Forms of International Cooperation in Environmental Education: the Experience of Saint Petersburg State University
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Intensification of Russian role in trans-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea region
Cross-border cooperation between administrative and municipal districts enlarges fast in the Baltic Sea macroregion. Intensification of Russian regions’ participation in such cooperation as well as formation of trans-border socio-economic systems may shift their development to the innovative type.
Assessing spatial and temporal changes in the landscape vulnerability in the Kaliningrad region as an element of sustainable spatial planning
... Kaliningrad region. These documents serve as the basis for proposals aimed at optimising the regional nature management system. The findings of the study make it possible to augment the existing approaches to spatial planning in the Kaliningrad region and its municipalities.
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Trans-Border Regions in the System of the Regional Hierarchy: the Systemic Approach
The article positions trans-border regions that are formed in the course of cooperation between the administrative, territorial and municipal institutions of neighbouring countries or have similar important characteristics, in the hierarchical system of regions. The authors prove trans-border regions to be a type of international regions and consider specific characteristics of these ...
Monotowns: A New Take on the Old Problem
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Geography and economy of the Kaliningrad region: limitations and prospects of development
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The typology of the medical and environmental situation in the municipalities of the Kaliningrad region
A cross-spectrum analysis of socially and environmentally induced disease rate in population serves as the basis for the authors’ typology of administrative districts of the Kaliningrad region according to medical and environmental factors. The authors identify the dependence between the quality of environment, healthcare infrastructure and the health condition of population.
1. Баринова Г. М., Кохановская М. И., Серых Л. О. Геоэкологический подход к анализу распространенности болезней органов дыхания...
The impact of environmental factors on housing prices in Kaliningrad
The authors study spatial distribution of housing prices in different municipal districts. The results of the geospatial analysis performed by the authors is used for creating an interpolation surface, which describes the housing price distribution in the analyzed districts. Based on a generalized analysis of the results,...
Innovative development priorities of the major coastal agglomerations of the European part of Russia
... agglomerations in the coastal zone. Coastal agglomerations act as drivers for regional development, concentrating a significant part of the population, economic entities, scientific, technological, and financial infrastructure, drawing resources from other municipalities. This makes the innovation space uneven, promoting an internal innovation periphery and strong nuclei in the coastal zone. The purpose of this study is to identify the features and specifics of the agglomeration development in coastal regions ...
The development of a Russian-Polish cross-border region: the role of the Kaliningrad agglomeration and the Tri-City (Gdansk—Gdynia—Sopot)
... border were virtually non-existent. There were, however, favourable physical, geographical, economic, social, and ekistical conditions for the development of a cross-border region. Since the early 1990s, cooperation between administrative units and municipalities, businesses, and non-governmental organisations has been developing on an institutional basis. Euroregions and cross-border cooperation programmes have become major contributors to cross-border region-building. On either side of the border,...
Environmental intensity of economic growth in the Baltic Sea region
... analysis to identify the main effects influencing theecological-economic dynamics. The use of water resources in the NWFD demonstrates green growth, whereas electricity consumption and wastewater treatment fall into the brown zone and industrial and municipal waste treatment into the black one. The factor analysis has shown that population change has a very weak effect on the situation. Much more influential factors are the income effect (higher incomes translate into greater consumption and thus ...
Rural areas of russia’s north-west borderland: problems and development paths
This article focuses on the rural areas of Russia’s North-West borderlands, particularly, the municipal districts and towns that are closest to the national border. The study aims to identify problems in the development of these territories and provide solutions to them. The methodological framework employed is the neo-endogenous approach, which ...
Innovative development of Russian coastal regions: north–south divergence
... four Russian coastal territories: Murmansk and Arkhangelsk in the Baltic Sea region and Rostov and Krasnodar in the Azov-Black Sea region. Methodologically, this study carries out a comparative assessment of heterogeneity of innovative development at municipal and interregional levels, using four groups of indicators: human capital, economic growth and clustering, innovation and digitalisation, and quality and standards of living. All these components are vital for regional innovative development....
Recreational zoning of the territory of the Kaliningrad region
... major groups of factors of recreation zone differentiation. The recreation zoning of the Kaliningrad region was carried out in view of the geopolitical position, development of tourist infrastructure, and current and potential tourist specialisation of municipalities.
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Information technology in enhancing the effectiveness of municipal authorities
Modern education requires different approaches to improving the efficiency of services for citizens in the public information centers. The article focuses on the methodology for a queue processing and, in particular, on automatic query distribution. The authors developed a system of management quality assurance.
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The transition to the federal contract system in Russia: the centralisation of procurement and the enhancement of its efficiency
The introduction of the contract system in the field of procurement in the Russian Federation entails significant changes in the established practices. The scope of legal relations governed by the rules of regulation of public and municipal procurement is increasing. The expansion of methods for procurement centralization contributes to the efficacy of actions of those participating in the process. The introduced limitations on procuring from a single supplier support the principle ...
The pedagogical aspect of irrational borrower behaviour
... borrowing experience. The article presents the results of an empirical study into the common types of irrational borrower behaviour and their predictors in different lending entities. Common trends in the irrational borrower behaviour of citizens and municipalities in some Russian regions are identified.
1. Богомолова Т. Ю., Тапилина В. С. Финансовое поведение домохозяйств в России в середине 90-х // Экономическая ...
Social standards of motherhood and childhood in the world and Russia
... world according to different criteria. The study revealed that one of the priority national projects in the Russian Federation is the Demography project, which includes many programs to support mothers and children at both the federal, regional and municipal levels; and the comparison of the issue under study in other countries of the world showed that in our country one of the best systems of support of motherhood and childhood in the world according to various criteria, at the same time it ...
Informal educational practices in the local communities of a metropolis: The untapped potential for a dialogue between generations
... становление субъектности в образовательной процессах : учебное пособие / Е. И. Исаев, В. И. Слободчиков. М., 2013.
nonformal education, local community, municipality, mixed-age community.
Change in the sub-regional asymmetry of the real and financial sectors of the Kaliningrad region economy in the context of economic sanctions
... the Kaliningrad region. The article describes changes in the sub-regional asymmetry under the conditions of economic sanctions. The authors noted a decrease in its level in the real economy due to the development of import substitution in Kaliningrad municipalities specializing in agriculture.
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Social study of psychoavtive substance abuse in the Baltic region state: The Russian component of the international study
This article presents the Russian contrinution to the international study "Alcohol and drug prevention among youth in Baltic Sea region" (ADPY), implemented in 2012-2013 with the participation of municipalities from four European countries – Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, and Russia (two districts of the Kaliningrad region). The study aimed to collect comparable data on alcohol, drug, and other psychoactive substance abuse in 15-16 year olds. This ...