- May 2014
Please keep in mind that I was talking about Greater Russia here. So, obviously Ukraine and Georgia and their Black Sea coastline would likewise be included in this discussion. Ditto for the Caspian coastline in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan.Russia came into secure possession of the Black Sea regions relatively late and the bulk of the population was long concentrated along the central rivers and lakes. There are some decent places right on the Black Sea coast and there are 3-4 large cities there which I would be surprised not to see those southern cities growing relatively faster than the rest of Russia aside from the main economic centres over the next 50 years.