. Evolution of transport network of the Russian-Belarusian border area: on historical and geographical researchAbstract
The article considers the issues of the transport system evolution in the modern territory of the Russian-Belarusian border area. Transport is noted for its special role in regional development and its contribution to the development of interregional ties, the formation of cross-border regions. The transport network forms a certain infrastructure in the regions, thanks to it connectivity and integrity are achieved. The development of the transport system reflects the main stages of the development of civilization as a whole and within individual regions. The article highlights the main stages of such development of the transport network in the modern territory of the Russian-Belarusian border area. Particular attention is paid to its transit, intercapital geographical position, and the impact of transport development on regional growth. The author remarks that in modern conditions, transport connectivity acts as the most important factor in the integrity of the Union State.