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Dronin N., Tel'nova N.O., Kalutskova N. Geography and Natural Resources. 2015. Vol. 36. No. 3. P. 300-304.

For the last three decades the entire post-Soviet space saw a cardinal transformation of the land-use structure associated with the transition from a planned to a market economy. These changes influenced the productivity dynamics of agricultural lands. On the other hand, global warming became one further factor influencing crop yield. The primary objective of this study is to assess the possible role of each of these two factors, based on analyzing the trends of biological productivity of agroecosystems for three periods which stand out prominently as regards the priorities of the agricultural policy and characteristics of climatic conditions (the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s). Time series of NDVI GIMMS values, obtained from NOAA AVHRR low-resolution data, were used as the input data in analyzing productivity changes for agrolandscapes in the south of the European part of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. Analysis of the landscape bioproductivity dynamics for the steppe and forest-steppe zones shows an unambiguous positive trend for the period of the 1980s characterized by stable weather conditions, and by the attraction of large investments in the agrarian sector. An unambiguous negative trend was revealed for the 1990s when all Soviet republics were experiencing a profound economic crisis, combined with extremely unfavorable weather conditions. In the early 21st century, remote sensing data did not show any clear directedness of formlands biological productivity trends. The results obtained are contradictory to the well-established view of a rapid recovery of production potentials in agriculture in countries of Eastern Europe at that period.

Added: Jun 20, 2020
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Zotova M., Kolosov V. Geography and Natural Resources. 2019. Vol. 40. No. 4. P. 306-314.

This article examines the attitude of the Russian society toward the Russian-Chinese relations in general and toward the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) megaproject in particular. An analysis is made of the Russian scientific, official and expert discourse, based on methods of critical geopolitics, as well as investigating the grass-roots ideas concerning China and the BRI Initiative. It is found that expert discourse is dominated by negative and neutral analytical publications, whereas official discourse and grass-rout ideas have a clearly positive connotation, although occasionally with some wariness. The critical nature of expert discourse in respect of China reflects distrust Chinese politics from Russian specialists, associated with the lack of comparability of the demographic and economic potentials of the two countries and the ambitions of the Chinese leadership. It is established that in foreign scientific circles, the Russian strategy of the “turn to the East” is perceived skeptically. The authors do not believe in a real possibility that Chinese and Russian projects can be reconciled in the implementation of the strategic interests of the Russian Federation, referring to the different interests of the two countries. It is noted that the fears of unequal competition are encouraged by the Chinese side approach to joint projects focused primarily on the needs of China, as well as by the obvious difference in the interests of the two States. The main obstacle to a further development of bilateral cooperation is a credibility gap on either side of the Russian-Chinese border. Field studies in the Russian-Chinese borderland in Zabaikalskii krai confirmed this conclusion, showing that at the regional and local level the Russian-Chinese relations are sharply asymmetric.

Added: Oct 28, 2020
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Сидоренко В. Н., Денисенко М. Б., Игонин А. и др. География и природные ресурсы. 2011. № 3. С. 5-13.
Added: Nov 28, 2012
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Кейко А., Филиппов С. П., Павлов П. География и природные ресурсы. 2000. № 1. С. 127-132.
Added: Feb 28, 2017
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Манаков А. Г., Суворков П. Э. География и природные ресурсы. 2018. № 1. С. 22-30.
Added: Aug 18, 2021