Subject This article examines the heterogeneity of the socio-economic development of the Russian regions. Objectives The article aims to analyze and determine the range of spatial heterogeneity and socio-economic differentiation of the Russian regions. Methods For the study, I used a comparative analysis. To consider the changes of various indices and indicators, I used the Rosstat statistics data. Results The article presents different classifications of the regions depending on their performance trend data. Based on the information obtained and studied, the article identifies leading regions and highlights the competitive advantages for regional growth. Conclusions The competitive advantages described as a result of the regions classification can be used in the development of strategic and policy documents.
Keywords: spatial inequality, Russian regions, GRP per capita, average per capita income
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