Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States 2011 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.People are obviously much poorer in the countryside; to address this disparity, the government launched a three-year program in late ... Real GNP growth was around 2 percent in 2009, with unemployment growing to about 8 percent. ... Kazakhstan then turned to the World Bank, which agreed to help finance the Kok- Aral Dam and a series of dikes designed to ... The project is still on-going, with plans to repair a second dam, dig a channel to connect the two parts of the Aral Sea, andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2012|
|Author||:||M. Wesley Shoemaker|
|Publisher||:||Stryker Post - 2012-08-09|