Quality of Life in the Context of Socio-Cultural Developments of Small and Medium Towns in Russia.
Modern development of Russian small towns reflect common irregular unequal development of different territories in the country. Polulation of small towns has been reducing, efforts of local authorities are not effective.
In order to estimate level and quality of life in the small and medium towns we analysed the following indicators: life time and birth rate; level of unemployment and average salary and pension; quantity of people with income lower than living wage; social satisfaction ext.
We also pointed out main social problems common for all of towns as dexreasing of population and aging, lack of system policy of supporting of local enterprise and business, bad quality of roads, a lot of ramshackle buildings and old engineering infrastructure , bad health care and lack of infant schools.