Russian Regions in January-May in 2018

Natalia Zubarevich – Main Research fellow of the Demography and Migration Research Department, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Doctor of Geographic Sciences, Professor. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In first five months of 2018, socio-economic dynamic improved; however, there was no sustainable growth in most regions. Russian territories’ budgets have also improved: in the course of presidential elections, regional transfers have substantially grown, and so have social expenditures.

Key words: RF regions, socio-economic situation of regions, regional budgets.