Volume 2, Issue 3 (September 2016)

The Editor-in-chief of ‘R-Economy’ Journal, Research Supervisor of Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Ivanovich Tatarkin passed away aged 71 on the 5th of August. In 1972, Alexander Ivanovich graduates from Sverdlovsk Law Institute to continue there his scientific career. In 1987, he takes over the position of Deputy Research Director in the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of the Academy of Sciences of USSR. In 1991, he wins directorial elections to become the head of the Institute for next 25 years. Alexander Tatarkin, the Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was one of prominent Russian scholars of regional economy, leader of fundamental economic science in the Ural region. The Ural scientific school of regional competitiveness, which has obtained governmental support since 2006, was founded under Tatarkin’s supervision. His studies of regional and territorial management, self-development of regional social and economic systems, as well as the formation of the sustainable social and economic concept of the development of Russia and the Urals are well-known. Alexander Tatarkin contributed hugely to the creation of a scientific system of the management of regional industrial complex restructuration, based on socially oriented model. In Ekaterinburg, many of studies, headed by Tatarkin, led to the restructuration and improvement of social and economic activities in big enterprises. The main results of research became a basis for a number of legislative acts contributing to the legal fortification of renewed regions’ and territorial units’ status. He invented and implemented the methodology of the formation of innovative territories in the Ural region. Alexander Tatarkin took part in the creation of the concept, programs and research works on technopolis’ and technoparks’ formation that made it possible to implement measures aimed at the preservation and modernization of the hi-tech sectors of the economy in Sverdlovsk region. A.I. Tatarkin made a major contribution to the development of relations with international organizations and scientific schools, e.g. concerning bilateral projects, experience exchanges, research of both European and worldwide practices of regional management and its use in Russia. A.I. Tatarkin actively participated in training of young researchers and was a Member of the Expert Council at the Russian Foundation for Humanities, a Member of State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles (economic sciences), the Chairman of three scientific councils of the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary Doctor of Economics and Professor of a number of Russian and foreign universities. Alexander Tatarkin combined his studies with social initiatives. He was repeatedly elected as the Chairman of the Public Chamber of Ekaterinburg, as well as a Member of the Expert Council of the State Duma for federal structure and local government issues, the Council of the Administration of Ekaterinburg, the Coordinating Council for strategic development of the head of the Ekaterinburg Administration, the Economic Council of the Governor of Sverdlovsk Region, the Council on the regional economy of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; the Member of Scientific Advisory Board of the Ministry of Natural Resources; the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation and Ural Chamber of Commerce; the Council for Industry and Innovation Development Administration of Ekaterinburg. Numerous honours and awards are the result of active scientific and social activities of Mr. Tatarkin. For the assessment of the regional problems of management and control areas of the Ural region, he was awarded the Gold Medal Exhibition of Economic Achievements (1989), an international medal ‘Torch of Birmingham’ for the promotion of reforms in Russia (1994), was awarded the title ‘Honoured Worker of Science’ (1996). At the end of 1999, he becomes a laureate of the Russian Government Award as the head of the team of researchers, in 2002 wins Kosygin Prize for a series of papers on the reform of the Russian economy, in 2009 wins Prize of RAS Corresponding Member M. Sergeev for the best work in the field of regional economy. In 2006, he was awarded a medal ‘For Service to the city of Ekaterinburg’ and the title ‘Great Mind of the 21’s Century due to significance accomplishment within Mastery of Scientific Achievements’. For his great contribution to the development of the city of Ekaterinburg, in 2008, Tatarkin was awarded the title ‘Honorary Citizen of the city of Ekaterinburg. The Editorial Board are deeply saddened by the passing of Alexander Ivanovich Tatarkin and express deepest condolences to his friends, family and colleagues. It is an irreparable loss for the scientific community. Let his soul rest in peace. The editorial board of the Journal ‘R-Economy’
A. I. Tatarkin, V. V. Balashenko, V. G. Loginov, M. N. Ignatyeva
Pages 270-278

A. A. Akayev, Yu. R. Ichkitidze, A. I. Sarygulov, V. N. Sokolov
Pages 279-289