Moldovan parliament refuses to hold no confidence vote in Foreign Minister Andrei GalburWorld June 23, 2:03
Google.ru’s temporary ban should serve as reminder to others — lawmakerBusiness & Economy June 23, 1:59
Russian lawmaker slams EU’s decision to extend sanctions on Moscow as absurdRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 0:32
IOC spokesperson confirms Bach’s words about possible sanctions on RussiaSport June 22, 23:27
Germany-Chile Confederations Cup encounter in Kazan ends with 1-1 drawSport June 22, 23:12
Putin praises Moscow International Film FestivalSociety & Culture June 22, 21:49
Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
EU agrees to extend sanctions against RussiaWorld June 22, 21:25
Lavrov tells Tillerson attempts to exert pressure on Russia through sanctions pointlessRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 20:14
MOSCOW, August 15 (Itar-Tass) - Up to 10 new cities can emerge in the Moscow region in the near future due to the unification of small settlements, deputy chairman of the Moscow region government German Yelyanyushkin told the Izvestiya on Thursday.
The first new settlements are planning to be created in September. “We’re discussing where the centre can be made: or we’ll build from the zero or we’ll build on the base of the most interesting settlement from the architectural point of view,” the official said.
But he declined to elaborate.
At least there are hundreds of settlements, which can be united, the deputy chairman said, adding that a decision would be taken by working out an area planning scheme of the Moscow region. “Views of residents themselves will be taken into account,” the official said.
Head of the internal policy of the Moscow region Andrei Ilnitsky said he is sure that the enlargement would create conditions for the economic development and make it possible to optimize bureaucracy. “The procedure is difficult. They key task is to organise referendums and turn decisions into law of the Moscow region,” he said.
Several experts uphold this idea. “It is rather difficult for an investor to agree with one of the settlements than to solve all problems with a city administration. A school for everyone can be built in the city and there is no need to wait for funding to construct schools in every settlement. Any city is a centre, which creates jobs,” said Alexei Skopin, head of the department of regional politics and economic geography of the Higher School of Economics.