Pandemic and Regions: January-August 2020 Results

Natalia V. Zubarevich – Main Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Doctor of Geographic Sciences, Professor (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Industrial production, especially export-oriented and related to the auto industry, has declined in most regions of Russia. The decline in investment was accompanied by their concentration in the largest metropolitan areas and oil and gas production areas. The introduction of housing was declining in most subjects of the Russian Federation. The increase in underemployment was supplemented by a rapid increase in registered unemployment. The decline in the total revenues of the consolidated regional budgets was offset by federal assistance, but not to all regions in full. Due to the rapid growth of regional budgets for health, social policy and the economy, most of the Russian Federation’s subjects will end 2020 with a budget deficit.

Key words: regions, socio-economic situation of regions, pandemic.