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Russia and the Former Soviet Republics
  • Authored by: Thomas McCray; Series Editor and Introduction by: Charles F. Gritzner
  • From the Series: Modern World Cultures
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791081443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8144-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 947
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 136


In a useful reference on the geography of Russia and the former Soviet Republics, students can find information about the economic, social, and political influences that affect the world around them as it relates to this region. For a country with such power potential and geographical strength, Russia has struggled to regain its status as a great nation since the breakup of its socialist order. Russia and the Former Soviet Republics explores the geographic, historic, economic and international environment in which Russia is operating today, and it looks at important issues that Russia will face for years to come. Some of these issues include whether Russia will support the rise of the European Union or a new Chinese expansion; whether Russia will hold its own sphere of influence from the heart of Earth's greatest continent; and whether Russia can rebuild a system of government that will sustain the survival of its people. Although the old Soviet Union is scrambling to find its center through the debris of political and geographical crisis, its proximity and tradition keep the image of a greater Russia alive. In this one-volume reference, students and teachers of geography will come to know Russia and the Soviet Republics, from the inside out.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. History at a glance. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Thomas McCray is an instructor at the University of Missouri and Columbia College in Columbia, MS. His main interests are cultural, economic, and physical geography. He lectures on Southwest Asia and nations and regions of the former Soviet Union. His research has involved circumnavigations of South America, Siberia’s Lake Baikal, farming and railroading in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and studying post-Soviet reforms among the Central Asian states.

Author and series consulting editor Charles F. Gritzner is Distinguished Professor of Geography at South Dakota State University in Brookings. For more than 40 years, he has taught at the college level, conducted scholarly research, and worked on his writing. He is the consulting editor and frequent author of the Modern World Nations and Major World Cultures series. Gritzner has served as both president and executive director of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) and has received numerous awards in recognition of his academic and teaching achievements, including the NCGE’s George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service to geography and geographic education.

Reviews and Awards

"...good commentary...The photographs are relevant...a serviceable addition to most libraries."
School Library Journal

"…informative…enhanced by the many color maps and photographs…This useful work effectively shows that geography is much more than just the study of maps."

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