Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2012 (Hardback)

by Europa Publications

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Europa's comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, offering users expert analysis and commentary. Also includes up-to-date economic, socio-political and directory material. There is plenty of brand new political and socio-economic coverage of the last twelve months: * a detailed discussion of the political transition in Kyrgyzstan, following the uprising of April 2010, including an extensive description of the new constitutional text * expanded directory coverage of the Press in Russia, including a new section listing the principal regional newspapers * details of the political parties operating in the separatist territories of Abkhazia, Nagornyi Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria * the impact of the international economic crisis on the region. General Survey Leading authorities on the region analyze topics of regional importance, including: * the reassessment of history in post-Soviet Russia * the international relations of the countries of the region * poverty and social welfare, environmental degradation, the politics of energy in the Caspian Sea region, and the politics of water in Central Asia. Country Surveys Individual chapters on every country incorporating: * an introductory survey, with essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country, including a map and chronology * an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators, covering area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, media and education * a summary of the constitution * a directory containing names, addresses, and contact details for the following areas: the government, legislature, local government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judiciary, religion, the media, finance, trade and industry, transport, tourism, culture, social welfare, the environment, defence and education * in-depth coverage of autonomous, sovereign and separatist territories, with information on each of the 83 constituent units of the Russian Federation * a bibliography, providing sources for further research. Who's Who in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia * biographical details of more than 160 of the leading political figures in the region. Regional Information * detailed information on the following: regional organizations; research institutes; a select periodicals bibliography and a select books bibliography.

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