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Original Paper

UDC 338.001.36 ©T.P. Skufina, S.V. Baranov, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 11, pp. 74-80

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-11-74-80




Skufina T.P.1,Baranov S.V.1

1Luzin Institute for Economic Studies Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», Apatity, 184209, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Skufina T.P., Doctor of Economics Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher, e-mail: skufina@gmail.com

Baranov S.V., Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor, Chief Researcher, e-mail: bars.vl@gmail.com


The comparative dynamics of the main indicators characterizing production, retail trade, labor market of the extractive regions of the Russian Arctic was clarified by economic-statistical methods in the context of the all-Russian situation in the development of the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We confirmed the hypothesis of the research that the regions of the Russian Arctic show distinctive regional specifics of impact on the crisis, typically demonstrating greater resilience of industrial production (Nenets AO is an exception), labor markets and retail trade as compared to the national situation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This is explained not only by the large-scale support of the corporate sector for socio-economic processes in the territories of its presence, but also by the phenomenon of the Arctic invariant (a group of invariable factors of the Arctic - the simplicity of the economy; weak development of small businesses; underdeveloped trade and services sector in comparison with the general Russian situation, etc.).


Extractive regions, The Arctic, crisis, COVID-19, Economic-statistical estimates.


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The research was supported by the Russian Science Foundation Grant No. 19-18-00025 (justification of the Arctic invariant phenomenon) and the Government Order No. АААА-18-118051590118-0 (economic and statistical assessments) to the Federal Research Center Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

For citation

Skufina T.P. &Baranov S.V.The extractive regions of the Russian Arctic during the pandemic: economic and statistical assessments.Ugol’, 2022, (11), pp. 74-80. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-11-74-80.

Paper info

Received July 15, 2022

Reviewed September 20, 2022

Accepted October 26, 2022


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