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"FEDERALIZM" #4 (60) 2010



Systematical properties of a federative state

This article considers the methodology of using applied systems analysis in the area of national territorial division as well as federal construction management. It reviews systematic federative properties (static, dynamic, and synthetic) and the problem of setting objectives in the state as in a complex social system.

Keywords: state-building, constitution, systems analysis, development management, federation

DOBRININ Nikolai Mikhailovich, Dr. Sc. (Law), Professor, the chair of constitutional and municipal law, Institute of State and Law, Tyumen State University, e-mail:
GLIGICH-ZOLOTAREVA Milena Valer'evna, Cand. Sc. (Law), senior researcher, the Center of economics of federal relations, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:


The Territorial System of the Soviet Union: Quasifederation and (or) Quasiempire?

The article analyzes the specifics of the Soviet Union organization as a politico-territorial system. The relation between the federal and imperial components is considered. The parameters of central-peripheral configuration of the Soviet territorial system are defined.

Keywords: empire, modernization, periphery, Soviet Union, territorial system, federation, center

BAKHLOV Igor Vladimirovich, Dr. Sc. (Polit.), Head of the chair of world history and world political process, Mordovian N.P. Ogarev State University, e-mail:



Organizational forms and sources of innovation development financing of Russian regional economy

The paper reviews the issues of innovation development financing. The authors suggest the model of complex innovation financing infrastructure, which includes the regional level as well. The model offers the special mechanism of resources formation for financial institutions of development.

Keywords: innovation development, sources of financial resources for innovations, financial institutions of development, financing of innovations

ANDRYUSHIN Sergey Anatolyevich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Professor of Financial university, Moscow; head of department, Institute of Economics RAS, e-mail:
KUZNETSOVA Valentina Vilyevna, Cand. Sc. (Hist.), Assistant professor, Moscow State University; leading scientist, Institute of Economics RAS, e-mail:

Khristina PESHKOVA

The influence of federalism on budget construction of the Russian state

The article describes the connection between federal construction of the state and its budget construction. Some features of budget construction of Russian Federation are characterized. The principles of budget system have special meaning for federalism.

Keywords: budget, budget authority, budget competence, budget construction of the state, budget law, budget legal status, fiscal federalism, states and municipal territories

PESHKOVA Khristina Vyacheslavovna, Ph.D. (Law), Assistant professor, Central branch of the Russian Academy of Justice, lawyer of Voronezh region office, e-mail:


Social efficiency of regional management mechanisms of economic development

The article assesses social efficiency of reforming legal foundations of regional management system in the RF economy. On the basis of comparative analysis the author concludes that the gap in the conditions of reproduction of the population in the country has widened leading to a social crisis highlighted by a gradual growth of social protest movement both in scale and territorial coverage.

Keywords: local self-government, population settlement structure, spatial strategy, regional policy, peoples social movement, federal reform, federal districts, economic space

MASLOVA Inga Sergeevna, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), chief researcher, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:



The particularities of the draft federal budget for 2011 and for the planning period 20121013

The article discusses the particularities of the draft federal budget for 2011: a gradual reduction in federal revenues amid growing social obligations of the state and increase in public expenditures on servicing the public debt. Under these conditions, particularly important are low risks, the analysis of their influence on fiscal policy is outlined in article.

Keywords: balanced budget; fiscal risks; public financial resources; budget deficit; federal budget; effectiveness of budget expenditures

GOREGLYAD Valeriy Pavlovich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Deputy Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, e-mail:


Changes in the structure of Russian economy after 1998 crisis

The article considers the changes in the structure of production in Russia between the crises of 1998 and 20092010. It analyzes material capacity of production on the basis of correlation of production output and intermediary consumption, proportions of resources formed due to own production and import, distribution of national production on domestic market and export, correlation of production of goods and services, structure of production divided by type of activity and sectors of economy. Special attention is paid to the influence of inflation on the structure of production.

Keywords: inflation, production growth, material capacity, structure of production, net export

POGOSOV Igor Aleksandrovich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), professor, chief researcher, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:
SOKOLOVSKAYA Elena Anatolievna, Cand. Sc. (Econ.), researcher, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:

Aleksandr SHVETSOV

Risks of major regional investment projects with government participation

The problems of establishing and implementing major investments in Russian regions are considerd. The Canadian example of investment project failure is analyzed. The author defines key conclusions for Russian practice as well as underlines the urgency of methodical accuracy in investment projects assessment.

Keywords: investment projects, efficiency assessment, regional development, risks

SHVETSOV Aleksandr Nikolaevich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Professor, deputy director, Institute of Systems Analysis, RAS, e-mail:

Veniamin SIMONOV

Problems of establishing regional reserve currency within the CIS

The author analyzes how the Russian rouble complies with the basic requirements of regional reserve currencies from the point of view of the economic growth, international reserve position, the level of national banking system development, market position of Russia as a producer and exporter of goods and capital, the stability of national currency. The results of this analysis show that at the moment the slogan of transforming Russian rouble into the reserve currency at least on the regional level does not have any real background either in the Russian economy or in integration processes within the CIS region.

Keywords: banking system, international reserves, Russian rouble, reserve currency, goods and capital export

SIMONOV Veniamin Vladimirovich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Professor, department head, Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation, e-mail:



The Heavenly origin of Mongolian Empire

The article is devoted to the teaching of medieval Mongols tangerism. Such concepts as munkh tangerine huchin (the force of the Eternal sky), suu zali khans (the genius of khans) are considered as the key concepts determinig the basis of outlook of ancient Mongols, their understanding of the essence of khan state power. The author concludes that the teaching about the sky being based on shamanism was not the religious doctrine but the ideology of the Mongolian state.

Keywords: Mongolia, suu zali khans, Chinghis Khan, monkh tangery, the power

DUGAROVA Serjena Zhigmitovna, Cand. Sc. (Hist.), Assistant professor, the chair of theory and history of law and state, Buryat State University, e-mail:



The economy of Uzbekistan: modernization and crisis

In the article basic directions of economic modernization of Uzbekistan are considered. The government macroeconomic actions on overcoming the crisis phenomena in economy, and also estimations of foreign and international organizations experts are analyzed. The forecast of the countrys development for the near future is given.

Keywords: anti-recessionary measures of the government, pre-crisis development, investment program, complex modernization, crisis phenomena in economy, macroeconomic indicators, national banking system, volume of foreign trade, direct foreign investments, structural change of the industry, economic growth

KUZMINA Elena Mikhailovna, Cand. Sc. (Polit.), Head of sector of economic development of the post-Soviet states, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:


Brief analysis of efficiency of using resources in Russia and in some other countries

The article provides a comparative analysis of Russia and the developed countries as well as grouping Russian regions according to the human development index and its constituent elements. The comparative analysis of dynamics of major private capital accumulation, as a part of accumulated resources, during the period of the economic crisis in Russia and some other countries is presented.

Keywords: the basic criteria of social development, human development index, international comparisons, accumulation of private capital, rating of regions

NESTEROV Leonid Ivanovich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Professor, leading researcher, Center for Economics of Federal Relations, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:
KOLCHUGINA Anastasiya Vladimirovna, Cand. Sc. (Econ.), researcher, Center for Economics of Federal Relations, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:


The problems of environmental security of the Caspian Sea

The article addresses the legal status of the Caspian Sea and the shelf-sharing agreements among states, jointly owning its wealth. The issues of improving the legislation and agreed standards to ensure the legal framework for safe development of the Caspian shelf are considered.

Keywords: the Caspian Sea, shelf, environmental safety

DZUNUSOVA Dzamilya Nurashevna, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate professor, chair Civil-law Science, Astrakhan State Technical University, e-mail:



Special zones as a component of the spatial strategy of innovative development of the Russian economy

The article considers spatial aspects of the strategy of innovative modernization of the Russian economy. The author analyzes the place and role of various points of innovative development zones, districts and so forth. The paper underlines the importance of the balance between the point strategy in the innovative policy and the formation of general favourable conditions for spreading innovations in the national economy.

Keywords: innovative economy, innovative policy, small and medium-sized business, special economic zones, regional development

ALEXANDROV Yuri Mihailovich, Seeker, Institute of Economics, RAS, e-mail:


adres are the key factor, or R&D in Russia

The article considers the problems of Russian HR policy in R&D sector. Qualitative and quantitative compositions of R&D personnel are also estimated. The article discovers the problems our country faces in this field.

Keywords: innovations, researchers, Russia, R&D, staff policy

PECHENKINA Elizaveta Evgenyevna, Postgraduate student, Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS, e-mail:


Problems of reduction of the population

The article presents the forecast of the Kirov region population using the method of movement age. Age groups for the city and village are investigated. The urgency of demographic problems is shown. The influence of demography on economic processes is considered.

Keywords: method of movement age, birth rate, death rate, population, age groups, fund of working hours

CHUCHKALOVA Svetlana Vladimirovna, Post-graduate student, Vyatka State University, e-mail:


Regional approach a new favorite in the U.S. economic development policies

This paper analyzes the U.S. practice of economic development and demonstrates that economic development policies at the intermediary (regional) level may be more effective for ensuring prosperity of some territories. The author assesses the U.S. economic development policies at each level of government, paying special attention to the regional approach.

Keywords: regionalism, economic development policy, levels of economic policies design and implementation

TSVETKOVA Alexandra Alexandrovna, Postgraduate student, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, e-mail:


Some problems of legal regulation of the status of plenipotentiaries of the President of the Russian Federation in federal districts

The article considers the problems of treating the legal status of the President of the Russian Federation plenipotentiaries in federal districts. The author comes to the conclusion about the presence of some legal discrepancies in their legal status, imperfection of applied legal technique.

Keywords: control, powers, the plenipotentiary of the President, legal status, legal discrepancies, federal district, functions

TSYRETOROV Alexey Ivanovich, Postgraduate student, Buryat State University, e-mail: