On the Spatial Development Strategy
The article reviews theoretical principles of researching the development strategy for Russia, underlines the significance of the system approach in the theoretical analysis and features the uniqueness of the Russian space. It compares the formation of the Russian social space, its constants and variables with similar processes in European and Non-European countries. The article analyzes the notion of strategy, its characteristics and how it differs from policy. It consistently describes the Russian social space – the space of the country, the space of the regions, the space of life as the levels of social organization of the country. It underlines the importance of the communication framework.