Subject This article examines the main areas of cluster policy in the Russian Federation and the most important regulatory documents governing the implementation of relevant measures. Objectives The article aims to review the practices of designing regional innovation clusters in the Russian Federation and identify the main problems and barriers to cluster development. Methods For the study, we analyzed the regulatory legal documents and time series of statistics. Results The article identifies certain problems and barriers to cluster development in the Russian Federation. Conclusions In order to improve the effectiveness of the cluster policy implemented, the legal issues related to the support of cluster entities in the Russian Federation need to be addressed first.
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