- East Siberian economic region
East Siberian economic region ( _ru. Восто́чно-Сиби́рский экономи́ческий райо́н, "Vostochno-Sibirsky ekonomichesky rayon") is one of twelve
economic regions of Russia.
In this area of plateaus, mountains, and river basins, the major cities—
Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, and Chita—are located along the Trans-Siberian Railroad. A branch line links Ulan-Ude with Mongoliaand Beijing, China. There are hydroelectric stations at Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Irkutsk. Coal, gold, graphite, iron ore, aluminumore, zinc, and leadare mined in the area, and livestock is raised. [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/ru/Russia.html Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07 ] ]
This sparsely populated region between Europe and Asia has high wage levels and also a relatively large portion of employees in the new private sector. Productivity is also high by Russian standards.
It ranks especially low in the migration of people into the region and population change, and in the expectation of life to improve and evaluation of the national economy. [ [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cspp/East-Siberia-1.shtml East Siberia ] ]
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