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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Assessment of the differentiation of the economic space of the border regions of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan in the context of Eurasian integration

Vol. 21, Iss. 7, JULY 2023

Received: 11 May 2023

Received in revised form: 29 May 2023

Accepted: 10 June 2023

Available online: 17 July 2023


JEL Classification: R10, R12, R19

Pages: 1204–1231


Natal'ya S. EPIFANOVA Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management (NSUEM), Novosibirsk, Russian Federation


Subject. This article discusses the prospects for the economic and political union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Objectives. The article aims to determine the integration potential of the border regions of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Methods. For the study, I used the methods of mathematical analysis.
Results. The article finds that international trade has an impact on the possibility of forming a single Eurasian economic space. The pace of rapprochement between the border regions of Russia and Belarus, as well as Russia and Kazakhstan, can be described as slow.
Conclusions. The economic potential of the border regions is not used, which does not meet the national interests of Russia.

Keywords: border regions, frontier location, border economy, foreign trade, subjects of Russian Federation


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