Spatial Aspects and Principles of the Transformation of the Cultural Space of the City (on the Example of Saratov)

The spatial aspects of the formation of cultural space of the city according to the scheme «point-line-area» were examined. The main cultural line of Saratov was considered, some potential lines were revealed. The principles of formation of cultural space of the city were proposed. The role of citizens in maintaining a cultural space was examined.

Geochemical Conditions of Contemporary and Destroyed Soils of Curegenal Burials of the Forest-steppe Zone of the Middle Volga Region

The article presents data on the development of approaches to the reconstruction of the paleo-environment of the habitat of the Lugovo culture by means of the conjugate analysis of the soil-archeological and geochemical parameters of the soils of settlements and buried soils of the burial mounds. As a working hypothesis, it was suggested that meadow-steppe conditions for the formation of geosystems of the period of development of the Lugovsk cultural-historical community, dating back to the 15th–14th centuries. BC.

Fragmentation of Plastic Garbage in the Surf Zone of the Sea: a Laboratory Experiment on the Example of Expanded Polystyrene

Pollution of the coastal zone of the sea by plastic debris is an important environmental problem. Especially dangerous are small particles (microplastic), as birds and fish mistake it for food. The article deals with the process of destruction of foamed polystyrene – one of the most frequently encountered pollutants – in the surf zone of the sea.

Possibilities of Geomarketing to Determine the Optimal Location of the Banking Department (with the Branch Network of Sberbank, Saratov as an Example)

The article presents the practical implementation of geomarketing tools and GIS technologies in the search for ways to optimize, as well as more successful operation of the branches of PJSC Sberbank in Saratov.

Changes in the Structure of Employed Population of Volga Federal Distict Subjects

The structure of population employment, both in the Russian Federation and individual regions, has an impact on the rates of their economic development and the level of incomes of the population. In the article it is proposed to use the method of structural-share analysis to assess the degree of influence of all-Russian and local socioeconomic factors on the employment structure of the population of the Volga Federal District.

Agro-economic Substantiation of Involving the Unusable Arable Land in Agricultural Production

An agricultural production assessment of the unused parts of the Dubkovsky municipality was carried out, identified by the results of the work on the creation of GIS of Saratov region agro-industrial complex in the 2016. In order to involve unused arable land in agricultural production, almost all areas will require land management related to the transformation of land – the conversion of low-fertility soils to arable land.

Analysis of the Factors of Migration Attractiveness of the Volga Federal District Regions

The article compares the significance of the factors of migration attractiveness of the Russian regions on the example of the Volga Federal District (VFD). It is shown that for a short period (2012–2015), there was a significant decrease in the number of factors attracting migrants, at the same time, migration situation in the VFD regions has also changed, sometimes drastically. The study was carried out using multivariate linear regression analysis.

Influence of the Continental Climate of the Lower Volga Region on the Quality of Grain Crops

In the article to assess the continentality of the region’s climate at 10 stations in the Lower Volga region, the annual air temperature amplitudes were calculated, and the climate continentality indices were determined according to 5 formulas of different authors. The carried out calculation allows to allocate Zavolzhsky areas of the Saratov and Volgograd areas in region with as much as possible favorable conditions on cultivation of high-protein wheat. Presents the regionalization of the European part of Russia on the conditions for the formation of grain protein.

The Spatial Issues in the «Strategy for Socio-economic Development of the Saratov Region till 2030»

The key points of the Strategy for socio-economic development of the Saratov region till 2030 against primarily the spatial organization of а manufacturing industry are discussed. The proposed typology of districts is annalysed.

On the Possible Influence of Luni-solar Tides on Subsoil Gases Emission

The possible connection was studied between the emission of various subsoil gases and the variation of the vertical component of gravity acceleration caused by the influence of the luni-solar tides. At negative values of tidal acceleration, the average concentration of methane and its homologues is reduced, accompanied by an increase in the average concentration of helium, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide.