• Vera Samarina Starуy Oskol Technological Institute, Starуy Oskol
  • Tatiana Skufina Luzin Institute of Economic Studies of the Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Alexander Samarin Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod
Keywords: migration; population settlement; the Arctic zone; the Russia’s North; demographic indicators; population density; migration balance; population dynamics


Features of population settlement on the North of Russia are highlighted in this article. The determining role of the North for Russia’s national economy is explained, however, it is also accompanied by the growth of various socioeconomic problems in the recent years, including those directly related to depopulation. Population settlement has been considered by the authors from two interrelated positions: as the process of settling on a certain territory in the course of migration and as the final result of this process - the resettlement in various regions and zones.  The article reveals the major contradictions in the development of Russia’s northern territories at the present stage of their socioeconomic development. On the basis of the authors’ own methodology the demographic indicators of Russia’s Northern territories were compared with the average Russian ones. Then, it has been estimated how peculiar is the management of the Northern territories in comparison with other Russia’s regions.  According to the results of our research, directions in the migration and population settlement management have been proposed. Taking these directions into account will contribute to ensuring the socioeconomic efficiency of Russia’s Northern regions.

Author Biographies

Vera Samarina, Starуy Oskol Technological Institute, Starуy Oskol

Doctor of Economic Sciences (since 2010), Professor in Economy and Head of Management Department at Staryy Oskol Technological Institute of the Research Technical University MISIS. The author of 7 textbooks and manuals for universities  The founder and head of business school, based  in Staryy Oskol. The expert in the Institute for Sustainable Development of the Russian Federation Public Chamber. The member of editorial boards in three federal journals in Russia and Thailand. Research interests include: planning and forecasting, social and economic development, nature management economy, regional economy, entrepreneurship, business processes. Since 2000 this coauthor has published more than 200 articles in Russian federal and international journals, including 11 journals indexed by Scopus and/or Web of Science.

Tatiana Skufina, Luzin Institute of Economic Studies of the Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences

Doctor of Economic Sciences (since 2007), Professor (since 2013), Director of the Luzin Institute of Economic Studies of the Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences. Research interests: public administration, regional economy, economic and mathematical modelling. The author of more than 250 articles in Russian federal and international journals, 25 monographs, 3 textbooks for universities. Expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences, expert of the Russian Science Foundation, member of the Economic Council under the Governor of the Murmansk region, member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Murmansk region. 

Alexander Samarin, Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod

Candidate of Philological Sciences (since 2007), Associate Professor of the Philology Department in Belgorod State Research University (Staryy Oskol branch); the author of 11 tutorials. Research interests: sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics and cognitive linguistics. Published over 50 articles in Russian federal and international journals including 2 Scopus indexed articles; participated in 45 international conferences.


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How to Cite
Samarina, V., Skufina, T., & Samarin, A. (2018). MIGRATION AND SOCIOCONOMIC EFFECTIVENESS OF RUSSIA’S NORTHERN REGIONS. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (5(12), 39-57. https://doi.org/10.35678/2539-5645.5(12).2018.39-57