|PROBLEMS OF MODERN ECONOMICS, N 1 (37), 2011|
|ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF REGIONS AND BRANCH COMPLEXES|
|Belousov V. I.|
Chair of Innovative, Financial, and Ecological Management, Voronezh State Agrarian University PhD (Economics), Professor
Ivanov S. V.
Head of Administration, Terbunsky district (Lipetsk region)
|The article discusses contemporary instruments for overcoming of degradation and desertification of Russia’s rural territories. The authors show that Lipetsk region successfully started implementation of a large-scale project related to special economic zones of the regional level that aim at the development of rural municipal units|
|Key words: sustainable development, Lipetsk region, special economic zones in the regions|