Centers and peripheries of Russia
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Russia is a northern continental state that measures around 17 million square kilometers (about thirty-four times France) and is spread over eleven time zones and populated by 144 million people. On December 12, 1992, Russia became a democracy with a federal structure, where the President remains, despite the separation of powers, the most influential man in the country. In 1992, Boris Yeltsin (Russia's first president) created a 'shock therapy', which aimed to liberalize the Russian economy and passed quickly from the communist system (sharing, belonging to the State Planning) to the capitalist system (liberalization).
Thus, privatization was 70% and the national trade balance was in the surplus. However, economic success was manifested in a very unequal manner. We will analyze the centers and peripheries Russia by studying, at first, its centers i.e. the Moscow region and St. Petersburg. Then we look at the expanding periphery of Russia and finally those areas that were exploited or neglected.
Tags - Russia, territory,Boris Yeltsin, privatization