Geography of knowledge: clustering national competence centres of RussiaAbstract
While transiting to an innovation economy, cities are the most important centres of concentration of intellectual capital. However, their distribution around the territory of the country is not even. Various Russian cities also demonstrate significant differences between the systems of new scientific knowledge reproduction. The article focuses on the mesoscale study of spatial patterns in concentration of national centres of competence. The scientific centres are classified according to their ability to produce scientific knowledge and their number in the Russian Federation regions is assessed. The most important clusters of research centres in Russia have been identified.