Why does Russia need new cities in Siberia and the Far East

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made a proposal to build five new cities in the country, and move the capital from Moscow to Siberia. Initially, such an initiative was perceived as an election campaign by United Russia. However, the project began to be taken much more seriously when it was supported by President Vladimir Putin.

It should be noted that our country already has experience in building cities from scratch. These are Innopolis, built on the basis of the university of the same name, Tsiolkovsky, which appeared thanks to the Vostochny cosmodrome, as well as the village of Ust-Luga, which received a "new life" thanks to the seaport.

Tellingly, all of the aforementioned settlements are built on the basis of city-forming enterprises. With the draft of the head of the Ministry of Defense, everything is different, and it is rather applicable for a planned economics, which causes some bewilderment among the adherents of the liberal approach.

Nevertheless, the construction of cities in Siberia and the Far East quite fits not only Russian, but also world trends. First, the center of business activity has been shifting from Europe to Asia for several years. Secondly, due to the underdevelopment of Siberia and the Far East, Russia continues to import strategically important resources, instead of developing its own mineral deposits concentrated in the region.

In addition, it is worth recalling that due to the accelerating processes of global warming, according to some scientists, by the middle of the century our Siberia will the main granary of the planet.

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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 30 September 2021 18: 01
    The elections have passed, and the cities will soon be forgotten.
  2. Shelest2000 Offline Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 30 September 2021 19: 03
    New cities are absolutely unnecessary there. It is enough to develop existing ones. But billions must be "mastered".
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 30 September 2021 19: 49
    Why does Russia need new cities in Siberia and the Far East

    - Well, maybe ... - they are building for the Chinese ...
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 1 October 2021 10: 55
    We have an unprecedented global crisis in the near future. Moreover, it will hit harder not on Russia, but on the USA, EU, China. Those Russian-speaking people who still live in the Baltics, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, etc. collected in the Russian Federation. Those who have left the Russian Federation since the end of the 80s are being gathered back. They need to be settled somewhere, provided with work.