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Russia's Way to Suburbanization: Moscow and Saint Petersburg Experience

Urban Studies and Practices. 2016. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 24-38.
Spirina M., Victoria Remezkova, Gutkovich V.

This article deals with the process of suburbanization in Russia. Its special attention is paid to two major Russian cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg. The article compares the processes occurring in the above cities with the similar ones in the American cities. This comparison provides a means of appropriate ways for improving the quality of life in Russian megalopolises. This article suggests that Soviet heritage could not afford Russian regions to copy American experience to the full extent. However, American “edge cities” are considered to be the best form of suburbanization in terms of increasing the quality of life.