Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Economy

Media have learned about the offer of the MEDT to divide Russia into 14 macroregions — Rambler News Service


Photo: Denis Abramov/TASS the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (MEDT) within the modifed project "Strategy of Spatial Development" has suggested to divide the country into 14 macroregions, the Kommersant newspaper writes. These macroregions won't be administrative and territorial units, and will begin to reflect the developed social and economic communications. So, in addition to the Far East and the North Caucasus it was offered to allocate 12 more macroregions: Central, Central Chernozem, Northern, Northwest, Southern, Volga-Kama, Volga-Ural, Ural, West Siberian, Southern Siberian, Yenisei and Baikal. According to the ministry, such division will allow to provide the best conditions for interregional interaction. The newspaper notes that it is supposed to include in structure of each of the listed macroregions at least one large center of economic growth. The MEDT has specified RNS that the modifed draft of strategy will be introduced to the government in September, 2018, and in November she has to be already approved. According to Kommersant, the offer on division of Russia into macroregions was supported by the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District Sergey Menyaylo. He considers that when forming in the district entrusted to him at once of three macroregions (Southern Siberian, Yenisei and Baikal) "there will be a weakening of integration of interregional processes" and also "problems of development of the Siberian regions will amplify" and "also districts of a condition of managing and activity, so rather difficult, but uniform for all subjects will be broken". Has sent the offers on updating of the project of strategy of Menyaylo to the Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko.

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