Europa's comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, offering users expert analysis and commentary. Also includes up-to-date economic, socio-political and directory material.
There is plenty of brand new political and socio-economic coverage of the last twelve months:
- a detailed discussion of the political transition in Kyrgyzstan, following the uprising of April 2010, including an extensive description of the new constitutional text
- expanded directory coverage of the Press in Russia, including a new section listing the principal regional newspapers
- details of the political parties operating in the separatist territories of Abkhazia, Nagornyi Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria
- the impact of the international economic crisis on the region.
Leading authorities on the region analyze topics of regional importance, including:
- the reassessment of history in post-Soviet Russia
- the international relations of the countries of the region
- poverty and social welfare, environmental degradation, the politics of energy in the Caspian Sea region, and the politics of water in Central Asia.
Individual chapters on every country incorporating:
- an introductory survey, with essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country, including a map and chronology
- an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators, covering area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, media and education
- a summary of the constitution
- a directory containing names, addresses, and contact details for the following areas: the government, legislature, local government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judiciary, religion, the media, finance, trade and industry, transport, tourism, culture, social welfare, the environment, defence and education
- in-depth coverage of autonomous, sovereign and separatist territories, with information on each of the 83 constituent units of the Russian Federation
- a bibliography, providing sources for further research.
Who's Who in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
- biographical details of more than 160 of the leading political figures in the region.
- detailed information on the following: regional organizations; research institutes; a select periodicals bibliography and a select books bibliography.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Survey. Part 2: Country Surveys. Armenia. Azerbaijan. Belarus. Georgia. Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan. Moldova. The Russian Federation. Tajikistan. Turkmenistan. Ukraine. Uzbekistan. Part 3: Who's Who of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Part 4: Regional Information. Regional Organizations.
'Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia is an important new guide to the region.' - Reference Reviews