“The most appropriate” option for the new capital may be Yekaterinburg. On Sunday, August 20, in your Facebook written by a member of the High Council of party “United Russia”, Director of the Agency for political and economic communications Dmitry Orlov.
“Moscow is far away from the geographical center of Russia, and its development leads to hypertrophy of the Moscow Metropolitan area. Even these two arguments are enough to start a serious discussion about moving the capital of Russia to the Urals, the Volga region and Western Siberia” — said the analyst.
In his opinion, the city has become “most appropriate solution”. In this Orlov noted that a part of the Metropolitan functions can be transferred to other cities.
August 19 became known that the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of demography, migration and regional development Yury Krupnov has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin “Doctrine of razmokanija”, which contained a proposal to move the capital of the Urals.
According to the official, Russia “hypercentralisation” Moscow region “has absorbed almost one fifth of the entire Russian population” and the national development punctuated only by 15-25 Russian cities, which are home to more than 50 percent of Russians. For a more effective development of the country, he advised them to move away from an economy centered in Moscow, to the development of the whole country, especially the Far East and Siberia.
Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin called the idea “brilliant,” noting that there are cheaper ways to send officials to Siberia. In response, the author of the project suggested the mayor to arrange a debate and discuss the issue.
On 20 August it was reported that the project has been submitted to the Ministry of economic development.