I read this in a weekly newspaper
Officials have come up with some radicals ideas, such as moving the capital to the sparsely poplulated frozen wastes of Siberia or Russia's Far East. Though, President Vladmir has not yet announced his views on the matter and could yet veto any move. But nothing can be ruled out in a country that has moved its capital before, the last time less than century ago.
Sergei Shoigu, the Governor of the Moscow Region has said
|QUOTE (Sergei Shoigu)|
|I believe the capital should be located somewhere further away, in Siberian|
Academic Sergei Karaganov says
|QUOTE (Sergei Karaganov)|
|Russia should have three capitals - Moscow as the political, military and deplomatic centre; St. Petersburg in the west as the cultural centre; and Pacific Port city of Vladivostok as the new economic centre.|
I still can't figure out the reason behind shifting the capital. But, I think, having a capital close to Asia would result in a Global Geopolitical shift in power.
(sorry if this thread isn't detailed enough. Please, feel free post your views as it is my first detailed thread here)