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    Author(s): Roy Ramthun; Susan Williams; Vladimir Shalaev; Svetlana Guseva; Irina Polinkova; Sofia Chervakova; Svetlana Ivanova; Anna Pahkmutova; Anastasia Shalaev
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Watts, Clifton E., Jr.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-66. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 66-69.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    In the United States, advisers from such organizations as universities and extension services often assist rural communities with community planning and development efforts. These outside groups typically facilitate communication and discussion among stakeholders and help to lay out a process by which the community may proceed towards its shared goals. Faculty members from Concord University, West Virginia, were likewise invited to participate in the community planning process for a rural Russian community seeking to preserve a large historic estate and develop heritage tourism initiatives. Local stakeholders were enthusiastic about the project, yet many cross-cultural barriers slowed or obstructed the planning. Issues of Russian culture and the structure of local government have been identified as conditions that must be overcome for collaborative planning to work in a rural Russian community.

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    Ramthun, Roy; Williams, Susan; Shalaev, Vladimir; Guseva, Svetlana; Polinkova, Irina; Chervakova, Sofia; Ivanova, Svetlana; Pahkmutova, Anna; Shalaev, Anastasia. 2010. Heritage tourism development in rural Russia: A case study in collaborative tourism planning in an international setting. In: Watts, Clifton E., Jr.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-66. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 66-69.

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