This excellent reference source brings together hard-to-find information on the eighty-three constituent units of the Russian Federation.
The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, and consists of an essay on Russian federalism and gubernatorial elections since 1991, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics, and a review of the Federal Government. The second section comprises territorial surveys, with a chapter on each of Russia’s federal subjects, each of which includes a current map. The third section comprises a select bibliography of books. The fourth section comprises a series of indexes, listing the territories alphabetically, by Federal Okrug and Economic Area, a gazetteer of selected alternative and historic names, and a list of the territories abolished, created or reconstituted in the post-Soviet period.
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'I don't know of any other information source which describes this important country in such a compact and up-to-date fashion.'- Reference Reviews