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Experts put Penza on list of richest and most self-sufficient cities of Russia

08:59 | 22.12.2017 | Society

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Penza, 22 December 2017. PenzaNews. The consulting agency Strelka put Penza on the list of the richest and most self-sufficient regional centres of Russia basing on the results of analysis of revenues and expenses. This was reported by RBC, whose journalists got acquainted with the study.

Experts put Penza on list of richest and most self-sufficient cities of Russia

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The criterion of wealth was calculated as per-capita income, while financial independence was determined by the proportion of budgetary receipts without consideration.

The richest and most sufficient cities, whose over 50% of expenses are covered by receipts without consideration, also included Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Perm, Tula, Ufa, Yaroslavl, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarks, Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Tyumen.

Experts note that rich cities can solve operational problems and set strategic goals, as well as have a so-called airbag in case of crises.

Strelka included the following municipalities in the list of rich but dependant cities: Anadyr, Birobidzhan, Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yakutsk, Abakan, Gorno-Altaysk, Kemerovo, Kyzyl, Salekhard, Khanty-Mansiysk, Chelyabinsk, Belgorod, Veliky Novgorod, Vologda, Grozny, Kaluga, Kirov, Naryan-Mar, Rostov-on-Don, and Syktyvkar.

According to the consulting agency Strelka, 85% of poor and dependent cities are located in the European part of Russia. They include Kurgan, Bryansk, Vladikavkaz, Vladimir, Volgograd, Izhevsk, Yoshkar-Ola, Kursk, Lipetsk, Orel, Saranskm Saratov, Tver, Ulyanovsk, Cheboksary, Cherkessk, and Elista.

The list of poor but independent regional centres includes Vladivostok, Barnaul, Omsk, Ulad-Ude, Chita, Astrakhan, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Kazan, Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod and Pskov.

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