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Published on 18 April 2022

Models of sustainable socio-economic development of the mountain regions of Southern Siberia

Bella A. Krasnoyarova, Tatyana N. Biche-ool, Svetlana P. Surazakova

The aim of the study was to analyze the models of sustainable development mountain regions of Southern Siberia by the example of Altai and Tyva Republics. Materials and research methods. The study was based on the methodology of system analysis and strategic planning. Strategic documents of socio-economic development of Altai and Tyva Republics were used. Discussion. Peculiar features of the Altai Republic development are characterized by a weak diversified economy, a low living standard of the population, a poorly developed social and engineering infrastructure, bad transport development and connection with other territories, including unstable energy supply. The analysis of its Development Strategy suggests that the ecological tourism development may be take a leading position here in the near future. The Republic of Tuva is distinguished by other strategic development guidelines. Since post-reform years, the development of the republic is associated with the construction of the Kyzyl-Kuragino railway and industrialization, i.e. the development of rich mineral deposits. Currently, the transport system of Tyva is represented by automobile, air and domestic seasonal water traffic, which needs development and reconstruction, there are also problems with the energy supply of the region. Conclusion. Mountainous relief, unique natural conditions of the Altai and Tyva republics are key conditions in the development of these regions. The Altai Republic has chosen an environmentally oriented model with the preservation of nature and the development of ecological tourism. The Republic of Tuva continues the traditional industrial path - the development of mineral deposits. From the point of view of the authors, the traditional industrial path of development is unacceptable for mountainous areas and may lead to the depletion of natural resources, environmental degradation and the loss of national and ethnic identity of the population.

CityBarnaul, Kyzyl, Gorno-Altaysk
Issue2022, № 1 (Т. 14)
Key wordsmountain regions, Republic of Altai, Republic of Tyva, sustainable development regional models, socio-economic development, natural resourc
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Tags: устойчивое развитие, социально-экономическое развитие, горные регионы, Республика Алтай, Республика Тыва, региональные модели, природные ресурсы.

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