By Paul Josephson,Nicolai Dronin,Ruben Mnatsakanian

ISBN-10: 0521689724

ISBN-13: 9780521689724

ISBN-10: 0521869587

ISBN-13: 9780521869584

the previous Soviet empire spanned 11 time zones and contained part the world's forests; sizeable deposits of oil, gasoline and coal; quite a few ores; significant rivers similar to the Volga, Don and Angara; and vast biodiversity. those assets and animals, in addition to the folk who lived within the former Soviet Union – Slavs, Armenians, Georgians, Azeris, Kazakhs and Tajiks, indigenous Nenets and Chukchi – have been threatened by means of environmental degradation and wide pollutants. This environmental background of the previous Soviet Union explores the effect that country financial improvement courses had at the surroundings. The authors give some thought to the effect of Bolshevik ideology at the institution of an intensive process of nature preserves, the influence of Stalinist practices of industrialization and collectivization on nature, and the increase of public involvement below Khrushchev and Brezhnev, and alterations to regulations and practices with the increase of Gorbachev and the break-up of the USSR.

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