Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

by Robert A. Saunders, Vlad Strukov

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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 40 years, Russia has experienced the most dramatic transformation of any modern state. The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation provides insight into this rapidly developing country. This volume includes coverage of pivotal movements, events, and persons in the late Soviet Union (1985-1991) and contemporary Russia (1991-present),

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810854758
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series , #78
Pages: 772
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Saunders is a Professor in the Department of History, Politics and Geography at Farmingdale State College-SUNY. He is the author of four books. His research explores the changing nature of national, religious, and political identity in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Maps
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Appendix A: Heads of State
Appendix B: Prime Ministers of the Russian Federation
Bibliography
About the Author

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