ISBN-10:
0897749405
ISBN-13:
9780897749404
Pub. Date:
04/16/1997
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Stephen K. Batalden, Sandra L. Batalden

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Overview

This new edition features up-to-date statistical profiles of each of the republics that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union, covering demography, government, education, economics, geography, and communications, based on the most recent and reliable sources available. Each profile is followed by a succinct summary of that country's geography and history, a map, and an analysis of its current political, cultural, and economic issues. The book also contains general maps of various regions, a detailed glossary, extensive bibliographies, and a thoroughly cross-referenced index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897749404
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/16/1997
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

STEPHEN K. BATALDEN, Ph.D., is associate professor of history and coordinator of the Russian and East European Studies Consortium, Arizona State University, Tempe. He also directs the university's academic exchange wh the University of Kiril and Metodij (Skobje, Macedonia). A specialist on the religious and cultural history of modern Russia, Dr. Batalden has authored and edited several volumes on Russia and Eastern Europe. He has traveled widely in Eurasia supported by research grants from the International Research and Exchanges Board and three Fulbright fellowships. In 1988, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

SANDRA L. BATALDEN, M.A., is a freelance editor and former reference librarian/bibliographer specializing in Slavic studies. While at the University of Minnesota Wilson Library, Minneapolis, and the Arizona State University Hayden Library, Tempe, she published comprehensive guides to their Slavic serial collections. Her studies of Slavic publishing and book arts have been supported by extensive travel in the former Soviet Union.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsvii

Prefaceix

Introductory Remarks by Sergei A. Arutiunovxiii

PART ONE: THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Introduction3

Bibliography4

Statistical Profile7

European Russia11

History and Description11

Contemporary Issues19

Siberia and the Russian Far East29

History and Description29

Contemporary Issues36

PART TWO: BELARUS, MOLDOVA, AND UKRAINE

Introduction45

Bibliography46

Belarus48

Statistical Profile48

History and Description51

Contemporary Issues53

Moldova61

Statistical Profile61

History and Description63

Contemporary Issues65

Ukraine73

Statistical Profile73

History and Description75

Contemporary Issues80

PART THREE: TRANSCAUCASIA

Introduction91

Bibliography92

Armenia94

Statistical Profile94

History and Description97

Contemporary Issues101

Azerbaijan106

Statistical Profile106

History and Description109

Contemporary Issues112

Georgia120

Statistical Profile120

History and Description123

Contemporary Issues126

PART FOUR: CENTRAL ASIA

Introduction135

Bibliography136

Kazakhstan138

Statistical Profile138

History and Description141

Contemporary Issues144

Kyrgyzstan151

Statistical Profile151

History and Description154

Contemporary Issues156

Tajikistan162

Statistical Profile162

History and Description165

Contemporary Issues167

Turkmenistan174

Statistical Profile174

History and Description177

Contemporary Issues179

Uzbekistan184

Statistical Profile184

History and Description187

Contemporary Issues189

Afterword197

Glossary199

Index207

LIST OF MAPS

The Russian Federation6

European Russia12

Siberia and the Russian Far East30

Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine47

Belarus50

Moldova64

Ukraine76

Transcaucasia93

Armenia96

Azerbaijan108

Georgia122

Central Asia137

Kazakhstan140

Kyrgyzstan153

Tajikistan164

Turkmenistan176

Uzbekistan186

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