Publication: Russia : Reshaping Economic Geography
The report has three main chapters discussing modernization, diversification and competitiveness. The chapters examine problems and barriers facing households, private firms and public agencies to achieving these objectives, and then identify the instruments that can help Russia achieve the necessary spatial transformation of its economy. Russia's long history as one of Europe's leading nations, and its more recent past as a superpower, give it grounds for greater aspirations. To realize them will require significant improvements across all aspects of the economy. Russia's economy faces many challenges, some of which are a persistent legacy from its tumultuous history in the twentieth century of civil war, two world wars and a long period of communism. But as the largest country in the world, it is not surprising that many of Russia's problems relate to its economic geography, which is the focus of this report.
“World Bank. 2011. Russia : Reshaping Economic Geography. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/13052 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”