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Title:
Russia & the Commonwealth of Independent States 2014-2015
Author:
Shoemaker, Merle Wesley.
Personal Author:
Edition:
45th ed.
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Stryker Post Publications, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
viii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992.
Language:
English
Contents:
Russian Federation -- The Commonwealth of Independent States -- Western republics -- Transcaucasian republics -- Central Asian republics.
ISBN:
9781475812251
Format :
Book

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Summary

Published and updated annually, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992. The text focuses strongly on recent economic and political developments with shorter sections dealing with foreign policy, the military, religion, education, and specific cultural elements that help to define each republic and differentiate one from the other. Approximately one-third of the book is devoted to Russia, but also includes sections on Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. How the Commonwealth of Independent States came into being and how it has evolved since 1992 is also discussed. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students.


Author Notes

M. Wesley Shoemaker has a Ph.D. in Russian History from Syracuse University. Before he entered the teaching profession, he served for a number of years as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.


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