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, focusing on the evolution of the relationship between the central state and the regions, 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 features a series of indexes, listing the territories alphabetically, by Federal Okrug and Economic Area. Users will also find a gazetteer of selected alternative and historic names, a list of the territories abolished, created or reconstituted in the post-Soviet period, and an index of more than 100 principal cities, detailing the territory in which each is located.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction Russian Federalism, Regional Elections and Party System Change Dr Inga Saikkonen. Chronology of Russia. Statistics. The Government of the Russian Federation. Part 2: Territorial Surveys. Map of European Russia. Map of Asian Russia. Surveys of each of the 83 Federal Subjects. Part 3: Select Bibliography Part 4: Indexes
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