The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - History - 233 pages
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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.


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The Bataldens have produced a very timely and useful reference work that should find a wide audience as headline-grabbing events unfold in Russia, Armenia, Georgia, and the other former Soviet ... Read full review

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The authors seem to have very general knowledge of trends in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan switched back to Latin alphabet in 1993 or 1994 and the authors are not even aware of that.


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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.

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