Discussions of the 1960–1970s on the Spatial and Economic Development of Siberia: Searching for a Balance between Heavy and Light Industries and Agriculture

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Гуманитарные науки. Humanities & Social Sciences. 2018 11 (11)
Rezvanov, Rinat
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Rezvanov, Rinat: Siberian Federal University 79 Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk, 660041, Russia;
Siberia; Soviet planning; Soviet industrialization in Siberia; spatial and economic planning; urban development; migration of population; women’s issue; Krasnoyarsk Krai; Novosibirsk; Irkutsk Oblast’; Altai Krai; Siberian cities; migration processes; history of Russia; history of USSR

The article concerns the main conceptual approaches in 1960–1970s towards the issue of spatial and economic (spatial and household) development of Siberia. The discourse analysis is focused on discrepancies in economic models among the representatives of leading Soviet research centers involved in “Siberian issue” investigation per se. They are especially the Council for the Study of Production Forces at the State Planning Committee of the USSR (CSPR, Moscow) and the Institute of Economics and Industrial Management at SB AS (IEIM, Novosibirsk). These also may include the Institute of Siberian and Far East Geography at SB AS (ISFEG, Irkutsk), though the amount of its conceptual scientific and research findings was a way below the ones of CSPR and IEIM. The processes were mainly performed by the local authorities as well: a relevant example here is a study of the developing Achinsk-Nazarovo and Abakan-Minusinsk industrial hubs conducted by IEIM under the order of the Council of National Economy of Krasnoyarsk – an owner of the research and final decision-making center

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