№ 2, 2004
Two largest towns of the South of Russia – Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar – are objects of authors’ research. Projects on reinforcement of their influence beyond the pale of borders of regions, led by them, are examined in the article. O. Vendina and V. Kolosov analyse position shift of main South centers in the hierarchy of Russian towns, show advantages of both regional capitals. The authors also undertake comparative analysis of factors of strengthening of interregional influence of these towns: their location within transport networks, their innovation and cultural potential, as well as administrative and image resources.
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