Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

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Straddling Europe and Asia, the Russian Federation is the largest country in the world and home to a panoply of religious and ethnic groups from the Muslim Tatars to the Buddhist Buryats. Over the past 30 years, Russia has experienced the most dramatic transformation of any modern state. Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation provides insight into this rapidly developing country. The volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary ...

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Overview

Straddling Europe and Asia, the Russian Federation is the largest country in the world and home to a panoply of religious and ethnic groups from the Muslim Tatars to the Buddhist Buryats. Over the past 30 years, Russia has experienced the most dramatic transformation of any modern state. Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation provides insight into this rapidly developing country. The volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary Russia (1991-present), as well as detailed entries covering the country's expansive geography, unique culture, diverse ethnic groups, and complex political and social environment. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, and organizations.

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Choice
This comprehensive reference work provides detailed information on significant historical and political events, important Communist leaders, political parties, ethnic groups, religions, economic issues, key state bodies, and different aspects of Russia's relations with its former satellite states....The thorough entries include important historical and political incidents, people, places, and organizations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order and cross-referenced as appropriate. Two appendixes list the Russian Federation heads of state and prime ministers. A detailed bibliography covers all aspects of Russian history, including general works, historical and political events, social structures, and Internet resources. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
Reference Reviews
As with other Scarecrow Dictionaries, Drs Saunders and Strukov appear to have written this entire work themselves rather than parcelling it out among a team of colleagues. They are both career specialists in modern Russia – Strukov at Leeds University in the UK and Saunders at the State University of New York, SUNY for short. Whilst there is a mass of work on this recent patch of Russian history, I doubt whether much of it equals this book for compendiousness. The Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation fills a gap in the truest sense of the word.
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The scope of this entry in the publisher’s Historical Dictionaries of Europe series is defined as “pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985–1991) and contemporary Russia (1991–present)” as well as geography, culture, politics, and more. It is broadly inclusive, with Alcoholism, Chernobyl disaster, Crimea, Dacha, Education, Globalization, Immigration, Islam, Oblast (an administrative division), and Sberbank (the oldest and largest credit institution in Russia) among the more than 600 entries, along with Obama, Barack Hussein and Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich. Entries are preceded by a chronology organized by eras, from the Soviet period (1917–1985) to the “Medvyedev Era.” Appendixes list heads of state as well as prime ministers. So thorough and scholarly are these authors that their bibliography is preceded by a contents page and an introduction. It also includes a categorized list of Internet resources. Their volume is recommended for academic and large public libraries.
The Russian Review
This is a thorough reference work covering the first two decades of post-Communist Russia…. The dictionary is very well done…. There is value-added provided by this volume…. Provides some inherent value despite technological change.
CHOICE
This comprehensive reference work provides detailed information on significant historical and political events, important Communist leaders, political parties, ethnic groups, religions, economic issues, key state bodies, and different aspects of Russia's relations with its former satellite states....The thorough entries include important historical and political incidents, people, places, and organizations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order and cross-referenced as appropriate. Two appendixes list the Russian Federation heads of state and prime ministers. A detailed bibliography covers all aspects of Russian history, including general works, historical and political events, social structures, and Internet resources. Summing Up: Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810854758
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 5/13/2010
  • Series: Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series , #78
  • Pages: 774
  • Sales rank: 1,317,458
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Saunders is assistant professor in the Department of History, Economics, and Politics at Farmingdale State College, where he teaches courses in Russian and Central Asian history and global politics. Vlad Strukov is assistant professor in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies and the Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds. He is a new media curator and the founding editor of two journals: Static and Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media.

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