Date Added: Feb 2010
This paper seeks an answer to the question of whether the global crisis had a persistent effect on inter-regional income inequality and spatial market integration in Russia. Results obtained suggest that the answer is generally negative. The global crisis reached Russia in the second half of 2008. It hit regions of the country to variable degrees because of great differences in regional economy patterns, natural conditions, economic-geographical positions, etc. In turn, this might have changed inter-regional relationships.