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The Value Of Buildings And Structures For Permafrost Damage Prediction: The Case Of Eastern Russian Arctic

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The relevance of the study lay in the need to obtain reliable information on the possible economic consequences of changing geocryological conditions in the Russian Arctic, to find methods for preventing (reducing) potential damage, increasing the safety of the population and economy in the areas of the highest geocryological risks, and ensuring balanced socio-economic development in the Russian Arctic permafrost zone for the long term. The study aimed to assess the cost of fixed assets, including their most vulnerable part – buildings and structures (case study: municipalities of the Russian Arctic Asian sector). Economic sectoral structure was evaluated in accordance with the Russian Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities using primary statistical data – closed data from companies accounting reports. The work used statistical, cartographic, and visual-graphic methods, as well as methods for analyzing spatial information and microeconomic data. According to calculations, the Russian Arctic Asian sector concentrates the fixed assets of commercial companies with a total value of about 14.8 trillion rubles, including buildings and structures worth 10.7 trillion rubles. The obtained calculated data can be used in modeling the directions of state policy in the field of climate change adaptation and territory protection from natural hazards.

About the Authors

Svetlana V. Badina
Lomonosov Moscow State University; Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Russian Federation

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography, GSP-1

Leninskie Gory, 1, 119991, Moscow,

Stremyanny lane, 36, 117997, Moscow

Alexey A. Pankratov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Faculty of Economics

Leninskiye Gory, 1, 46 bld, 119991, Moscow


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Badina S.V., Pankratov A.A. The Value Of Buildings And Structures For Permafrost Damage Prediction: The Case Of Eastern Russian Arctic. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2021;14(4):83-92.

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