Russia in the Modern World. A New Geography. The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers Studies in Geography

  • ID: 2248488
  • Book
  • Region: Global, Russia, United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 340 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book presents an analysis of the changing economic, political and social geography of the new Russia which has emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Although Russia can no longer claim to be a superpower on a scale with the United States, it is still the world′s biggest state and continues to play a major influential role in the world. This book provides the first comprehensive geographical analysis of the new post–communist Russian state.

The coverage includes: the origins and rise of the Russian state and the heritage of the Soviet period; environmental background and present–day ecological problems; Russia as a federal state and problems of ethnicity and national identity; the changing industrial face of Russia; problems of rural life; the post–Soviet city; Russia and its regions; relations with the "Near Abroad", Russia and the wider world.

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List of Tables.

List of Maps.



ONE The Territorial and Imperial Heritage.

TWO The Soviet Heritage.

THREE The Emerging Federation.

FOUR The Command Economy and the Transition to Capitalism.

FIVE The Changing Space Economy.

SIX Saving the Environment.

SEVEN Population: Urban and Rural Life.

EIGHT The Regions of Russia.

NINE Russia′s Autonomous Territories.

TEN Russia and the ′Near Abroad′.

ELEVEN Russia and the Wider World.


Further Reading.



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"The author has put together an excellent textbook on Russia′s new geography. I can, without hesitation, recommend this book for students of the Russian realm."Olga Medvedkov, Wittenberg University, Ohio

′Now, we have a single author book which brings together the research of systematic specialists into a coherent whole which interprets the rapidly changing world of the Russian Federation for an undergraduate audience...and reminds Russian specialists that there is a geographical element to the "transition" and geographers that the post–communist world is a rich field for geographical wnquiry.′ Dr. Judith Pallot, School of Geography, University of Oxford.

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