Методические подходы к созданию профилей пар городов, разделенных границей
The article has provided several methodological ap- proaches (MAs) for profiling international-border-divided cities. The critique aims, in the course of the discussion, to systemize the process of describing these cities' key characteristics. The review would do so by defining the term “a profile of border-divided cities” and by clas- sifying indicators it includes. With respect to the MAs, the approaches would interpret their important aspects (strengths, weaknesses, and areas of use). Subsequently, the report details five MAs: criticizing-supporting types; comparing-contrasting variants; sectoral-panoramic sorts; contextual-discrete versions (related to environ- ment); chronological-futurological kinds (focused on the past or on the future) and their mixed types. As an example of the latter, the document points to the border municipalities of Narva (Estonia) and Ivangorod (the Russian Federation).