The Transition of Cosmopolis: the Roles of Government and Markets
There is a situation in the world when some of the most highly developed areas - relatively small size of the domestic regions postindustrial countries had to maintain mutually beneficial cross-border relations with each other. Sometimes the relationship between areas of high development, which take place on different continents are more intense than than therelations with near neighbors of internal but less advanced areas. The international community began to form "centers of influence".These are compact, relatively small, highly developed, interior regions with massive concentration of resurces,: financial centers, the latest technology, advanced educational structure. These areas of high development are called "gateway to the global world" in contemporary global studies They now form a transnational and supranational global network, which acquires the ability to more and more influence the evolution of the world community and its individual components.
For active involvement in global development at all levels need to have Russia ???as a "gateway to the global world." Victor Sergeev a well-known Russian expert in the field of international studies considers the corridor from Moscow toSaint Petersburg the most suitable.
Saint Petersburg in many ways may act as a second Russian "gateway to the global world." As an innovative, scientific and educational center of excellence, Saint Petersburg is among the world's top thirty cities. However, to become Saint Petersburg the second Russian "gateway to the global world,"Saint Petersburg lacks appropriate transport infrastructure and really developedfinancial infrastructure.