Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States 2013 is a volume in qThe World Today Seriesq. Published and updated annually, this series provides both a short historical treatment and an up-to-date look at the various countries of the entire globe. 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 book 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, with shorter sections dealing with Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. There is also a section dealing with how the Commonwealth of Independent States came into being and how it has evolved since 1992.Chernobyl is a small town about 60 miles north of Kiev, in the now independent Republic of Ukraine. ... report lowered this estimate considerably; as the article put it, it is now estimated that athe cancer fuse lit by Chernobyl will claim 4, 000 lives. ... The matter was reopened in November 2005 when President Putin appointed Sergei Kirienko as the new head of the ... set up as a state holding company with control of all the enterprises that make up the countrya#39;s nuclear power industry.
|Title||:||Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2014|
|Author||:||M. Wesley Shoemaker|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-08-07|