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Lecture by prof. dr. Natalia Zubarevich “Today’s Russia’s Regional Development Trends and Future Prospects”

On 13th of April the public lecture “Today’s Russia’s Regional Development Trends and Future Prospects” by prof. dr. Natalia Zubarevich, prominent Russian economic-geographer and specialist in the social and economic development of the regions will take place. The lecture will be followed by the discussion moderated by doc. dr. Dovilė Jakniūnaitė.
The event will take place on April 13th at 6 p.m. at room 402.

During the lecture N. Zubarevich will focus on the current problematics of socio-economic development of Russia’s regions and the future prospects.
N. Zubarevich is the director of the Regional programme at the Independent Institute for Social Policy, an expert in the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Organisation’s representative office in Moscow. Since 2003 she holds PhD in Geography, and since 1977 is a professor in the Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography, Department of Economic and Social Geography of Russia.

N. Zubarevich is the author of the theory of “four Russias”, claiming that it is impossible to analyse economic and social development of the whole Russia with the same approach, but it should be separated in 4 groups: 1) Moscow and the cities with the population bigger than one million; 2) industrial cities; 3) small towns and villages; 4) the North Caucasus region. Dr. Zubarevich was the first expert who predicted current deep economic crisis in Russia in early 2013.

The event is organized by the IIRPS together with the International Elections Study Center and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. Duration – 1.5 hours. The event will be held in Russian with simultaneous translation into English.imų centras“ ir Friedricho Naumano fondu. Renginio trukmė – 1,5 val. Renginys vyks rusų kalba su sinchroniniu vertimu į anglų kalbą.