"The Territories of the Russian Federation 2006" offers a diverse collection of political and economic information on the Russian Federation and its eighty-nine constituent units. The Introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, and consists of an essay written by acknowledged experts, focusing on the economic relationship between the federal subjects and the state, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics, and a review of the federal Government. The second section comprises Territorial Surveys, with a chapter on each of Russia's eighty-nine federal subjects. Each chapter includes: a map, plus a description of location, topography, area and population; details of the history of the territory, followed by information on the recent and existing political situation; an economic survey, presenting the latest available data on transport, agriculture, industry, external trade, finance and employment; and a directory listing essential names and addresses for the leading political officials.
The third and fourth parts comprise a select bibliography of books and Indexes, listing the territories alphabetically, with a gazetteer of alternative names, and by both Federal Okrug and economic area. The key features include: a comprehensive overview of the Russian Federation; offers an analysis and understanding of the country's regional dimension; invaluable directories of important territorial contacts; detailed and accurate political, economic and statistical information; some 100 current maps; and extensive information from a wide variety of sources, many of which are unavailable in English.