The collection is devoted to the centenary of the birth of outstanding Russian (Soviet) geographer Sergey Aleksandrovich Kovalev. For nearly 20 years he headed the Editorial Board of the «Problems of Geography» series. S.A. Kovalev is one of the founders of modern Russian geography of population, a pioneer of the service sector geographical studies and complex geographical research of rural areas, the founder of a scientific school in the field of rural settlement and social geography.
The collection includes articles on various issues of the geography of population and social geography. It begins with the memories about S.A. Kovalev. His unpublished works are also included in the book.