Primorskii Krai and Russia's 'Turn to the East': A Regional View [chapter]

Tamara Troyakova
2017 Russia's Turn to the East  
This chapter surveys the plans for making Primorskii Krai a key actor in Moscow's efforts to expand political and economic ties with the countries of Northeast Asia. After a review of key budgetary, administrative, legislative and policy changes accompanying Russia's 'turn to the East', the author examines several specific tools mandated by these changes to see how they have performed in practice in Primorskii Krai: special economic zones of various stripes, a land giveaway programme, transport
more » ... infrastructure development and efforts to make the region attractive for investors. While the 'turn to the East' has brought intensified cooperation with China in the Russian Far East, it seems questionable whether these initiatives have entailed substantial changes in the socioeconomic conditions of the region.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-69790-1_3 fatcat:ztcklqsi2jhtra3lirxucptyke