Placenames of Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Origins and Meanings of the Names for More Than 2000 Natural Features, Towns, Regions and Countries

Placenames of Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Origins and Meanings of the Names for More Than 2000 Natural Features, Towns, Regions and Countries

by Adrian Room
     
 

This work gives the origins and meanings of geographical and political features of the former Soviet Union. All 15 countries that were once part of the U.S.S.R. are included. Each of the more than 2,000 entries provides, first, the name of the feature along with its Cyrillic counterpart, followed by the country, and the geographical location within the country; an

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This work gives the origins and meanings of geographical and political features of the former Soviet Union. All 15 countries that were once part of the U.S.S.R. are included. Each of the more than 2,000 entries provides, first, the name of the feature along with its Cyrillic counterpart, followed by the country, and the geographical location within the country; an account of the name's origin and meaning then follows, with appropriate historical, topographical and biographical references. Cross references provide former names and alternate spellings or forms of current names.

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an impressive picture of geographic, historical, and political changes on the map of Russia and the former Soviet Union
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This dictionary presents the origins and meanings of some 2,000 placenames in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Each entry provides the name of the feature with its Cyrillic counterpart, followed by the country and the geographic location, an account of the name's origin and meaning, and appropriate historical, topographical, and biographical references. Cross references provide former names and alternate spellings or forms of current names. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786493692
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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