Być sobą na Syberii. Czy Syberia jest przeludniona?
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To be oneself in the Siberia. Is Siberia overpopulatecr Siberia and the Russian Far East are areas where after the collapse of the Soviet Union an intense depopulation occurs. The place of a human being In space, naturę and society of the Asian part of Russia has been determined by the communist system. This system produced the being named homo sovieticus. The tools which allowed the governlng pówer to de- prive the human being of its will were: work, participation in the execution of power and development of self-esteem. Gradually, however, because the needs and hopes were not satisfied by the system, homo sovieticus contributed to overthrowing of communism. The process of collapse of the Soviet Union was rapid while the transformation of homo sovieticus was much slower. The type of personality shaped by the communist rule was confronted with the transformation of the political system. On the demographic level the results of the confrontation of homo sovieticus with the reaiity of the system transformation can be observed in the form of a process of depopulation occurring in different ways in the Siberia and Russian Far East. The observation of the speed at which the decrease in size of the population in the Asian part of Russia takes place at present, lead to the conclusion that we are faced with the case of the biggesł increase of anekumena areas in the world’s history so far. The depopulation of the Asian part of Russia will continue to influence the changing picture of man in space, naturę and society. Some researchers believe that this process is a demographic catastrophe, while others suggest that Siberia is overpopulated so depopulation should be treated as a natural process, not a disaster. The article aims at answering the following questions: whether the Asian part of Russia is overpopulated and is it easy to find oneself "in the crowd"?
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