УДК: 338.984

DOI: 10.22412/1993-7768-11-2-5


Elena V. Yudina, Сand. Sci. (Sociology), Associate Prof.,
Tat’yana V. Ukhina, Сand. Sci. (Economic), Associate Pro.
Russian state University of tourism and service, Moscow, Russian Federation

Based on the appraisal of the existing scheme of the spatial organization of the Russian Federation, the authors focus on the development of conceptual approaches to spatial development of our country. Like many others, the authors examine the spatial organization of society as a complex, integrated into the natural environment spatial system, and offer to understand the spatial development of progressive changes in the territorial organization of society. The article notes internal and external environment, identifies prerequisites, peculiarities and prospects of territorial development of the Russian Federation taking into account the impact of global challenges, among which the most important ones for the future development of the social-economic system of the country are the change in the geographical configuration of global centers, global change in the territorial structure of the settlement, etc. Authors formulate the basic conditions for spatial development of the country in the long term, taking into account the scale and diversity of the natural resource potential, climatic conditions, the unique geopolitical position of Russia, unique natural complexes, persistent, and increasing significant human potential in Russian regions and a number of others. Analyzing imbalances and current trends in the spatial organization of the Russian Federation, the authors emphasize the necessity of interaction between the state, business community and civil society in a hard and labour-intensive transformation and development of the territory aimed at maximizing the realization of the aggregate resources of the productive forces of all functioning created and planned on the territory of Russia spatial systems, in all their diversity, which must be macrozones, major economic regions, macro-regions, the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, municipal formations, each populated place in the country.

Keywords: spatial organization, spatial system, globalization, development


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