The Territories of the Russian Federation 2012
Edited by Europa Publications
Contributors: Inga Saikkonen
Routledge – 2012 – 334 pages
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, and a list of the territories abolished, created or reconstituted in the post-Soviet period.
'University libraries catering for courses in international relations, economics, comparative politics, etc. should definitely consider acquiring this book.' - Reference Reviews
'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
Dr J. Paul Goode is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr Inga Saikkonen is a Stipendiary Lecturer at University College, Oxford.