Правовые аспекты программы реновации Москвы
This paper examines the concept of the ambitious Moscow Renovation Plan, which was announced in 2017 by Moscow’s mayor to replace the ageing housing stock. The author emphasizes the relationship between renovation and the legal framework governing the eminent domain and critically assesses the federal legislator’s attempt to empower the Moscow city government to demolish entire neighbourhoods. It seems right to have public consultations and feedback in the preparation of such projects, and study carefully other countries’ experience. Expropriation is a measure of last resort in the absence of more effective strategies for urban development where common mechanisms just do not work. The author thinks that sentimental values should also be compensated when we talk about relocating residents from their homes.