“PRIVATE SECTOR” OF THE RUSSIAN CITIES: FROM HERITAGE OF SOVIET URBANIZATION TO THE “INNER SUBURBS”
Grigorichev Konstantin Vadimovich, Doctor of Sociology, Vice-rector for research and international affairs, Professor of Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia
Professor, Leading Researcher of the History and Political Sciences Department of Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia
The report raises the problem of the spread of suburbanism as a lifestyle in the vast tracts of estate development, defined in Russian cities as the «private sector». It is shown that the «private sector» occupies a significant part of the space of provincial cities, but the specifics of its post-Soviet transformations remain beyond the research attention. On the basis of several variants, the hypothesis is proposed that it is the «private sector» and its communities that can perform as the main field for the spread of suburbanism in post-Soviet Russian cities.