Abstract: The study presents the characteristics of the current problems of small and medium-sized cities in Russia, relating to the changes in the sectoral structure of the economy in old cities, the emergence of new towns and villages targeting new activities, new economy. Such processes become possible owing to the partnership of public and private investors in large-scale, long-term production projects. The study analyzes the practice of a specific project implementation on the construction of mining and processing complex for the production of potash manure in one of the regions of Russia, reveals its natural resource, economic, social, technological and ecological conditions. It characters the groups of stakeholders, their socio-economic interests in partnership; discloses the approaches to determining the effectiveness of public-private partnership from the position of the region and the local community, the role of the projects on modernizing the territory and improving the quality of life of the population.
Olga A. Lomovceva, Boris A. Tkhorikov, Olga A. Gerasimenko and Vladimir G. Polyakov, 2016. The Strategic Nature of Public-Private Project in Solving the Problems of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in Russia. The Social Sciences, 11: 2381-2386.