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Original Paper

UDC 622.33:622.882:622.85 © E.A. Stryabkova, M.V. Tebekin, N.A. Gerasimova, A.M. Kulik, I.V. Chistnikova, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugo’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 6, pp. 36-42

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-6-36-42




Stryabkova E.A.1, Tebekin M.V.1, Gerasimova N.A.1, Kulik A.M.1, Chistnikova I.V.1

1 Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, 308015, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Stryabkova E.A., Doctor of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Applied Economics and Economic Security Department, e-mail: stryabkova@bsu.edu.ru

Tebekin M.V., Post-graduate student of the Applied Economics and Economic Security Department,e-mail: 1182033@bsu.edu.ru

Gerasimova N.A., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor of the Applied Economics and Economic Security Department, e-mail: ngerasimova@bsu.edu.ru

Kulik A.M., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Applied Economics and Economic Security Department, e-mail: kulik@bsu.edu.ru

Chistnikova I.V., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, Head of the Lean Manufacturing Department, e-mail: chistnikova@bsu.edu.ru


The paper reviews specific features of increasing spatial polarization of regions under the impact of coal mining operations. It presents the results of quantitative measurements of spatial patterns in inequality distribution in the environmental, social, infrastructural and economic spheres. Directions for mitigation of the spatial nonuniformity, significant and growing disparities between the regions with coal-mining companies are offered.


Spatial polarization, Coal industry, Environmental polarization, Social and economic inequality of regions, Coal companies.


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The study was performed as part of the 'Priority 2030' Strategic Academic Leadership Program, Project No. 20180185 "Creating a Center for Territorial Strategic Planning and Business Analytics".

For citation

Stryabkova E.A., Tebekin M.V., Gerasimova N.A., Kulik A.M. & Chistnikova I.V. The role of coal industry in the spatial polarization processes.Ugol’, 2023, (6), pp. 36-42. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-6-36-42.

Paper info

Received February 14, 2023

Reviewed May 10, 2023

Accepted May 26, 2023


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