"The Territories of the Russian Federation 2002" presents geographical, political and economic information on each of the 89 constituent units of the Russian Federation. This reference survey provides much needed up-to-date and impartial information on an area that is seldom covered by reference books. It includes over 300 pages of thoroughly researched and detailed information; comprehensive individual territory surveys; geographical, historical, economic and directory data; some 100 current maps; and background to the region. <br>Concise introductory material helps to place the Russian Federation in an economic, political and historical context. It includes an essay on "The Territories and the Federation: An Economic Perspective," analyzing the relationship between the Territories and the Federation. It also includes a chronology of Russia from the 9th century to the end of 2001, statistics of major demographic and economic indicators, details of the Government of the Russian Federation, and territorial surveys. <br>Each territorial chapter includes a map, plus geographical and demographic information; historical details, followed by a description of the current situation; an economic survey presenting the latest available statistics; and a directory of names and addresses of the leading political and administrative officials. The reference is indexed by territories (including a gazetteer of alternative names) and by Federal Districts and Economic Area.