Stagnation in Russia's agricultural sector over the past decades has led to a progressive growth in the number of abandoned lands. In many areas of Europe and Asia, invasive species are being introduced on abandoned lands, making certain adjustments to the successional process's characteristic of regional landscapes. Using the Landsat satellite data archive the analysis of long-term dynamics of the range of invasive goldenrods species on the abandoned lands of the center of the European part of Russia has been carried out. It has been established that in many cases the goldenrods ranges are concentrated along the borders between the administrative units, which is associated with the specifics of arable land abandonment. The geography of goldenrods is also affected by the area's specific soil cover. It has been confirmed that the biggest splash of the area under the goldenrod on the territory of the research took place in the period from 2006 to 2011, which can be connected with both the successional changes and the increase of the fertility level of the abandoned arable lands, as well as with the climatic changes, which have created more favorable conditions for the expansion of the goldenrods in recent years. © 2021 The authors.