The Issues of Preservation of Architectural Heritage and Creation of Tourist Attraction of a Small Historic Town in Russia

  • Maria Nashchokina RAACS; Russian Academy of Arts; Scientific Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning,
Keywords: small historic town; housing estate; natural environment; local industry; traditional agriculture; organic production; handicraft industry; tourism and recreation industry


Preservation of tourist attractiveness of a small historic town in Russia concerns its cultural, social and economic aspects. The article outlines the most important challenges faced by small historic towns in Russia: preservation of local population, search for possibilities to create workplaces and prevent the outflow of employees to big cities; preservation and development of traditional “homestead” style of life; revitalization of organic production in suburban areas; development of agricultural and gastronomy tourism and recreation, as well as local initiatives that can promote and create internationally recognized handicraft industry.


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How to Cite
Nashchokina, M. (2019). The Issues of Preservation of Architectural Heritage and Creation of Tourist Attraction of a Small Historic Town in Russia. Project Baikal, 16(61), 50-55. Retrieved from