The Resource Soviet Union : a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Raymond E. Zickel

Soviet Union : a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Raymond E. Zickel

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Soviet Union : a country study
Title
Soviet Union
Title remainder
a country study
Statement of responsibility
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Raymond E. Zickel
Title variation
Country studies, Soviet Union
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
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Area handbook for the Soviet Union
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK17
LC item number
.S6396 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1934-
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  • Zickel, Raymond E.
  • Library of Congress
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  • Area handbook series
  • DA pam
  • HeinOnline world constitutions illustrated
Series volume
550-95
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Soviet Union
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specialized
Label
Soviet Union : a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Raymond E. Zickel
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Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Research completed May 1989."
  • Supersedes: Area handbook for the Soviet Union / by Eugene K. Keefe, et al. 1971
  • ©2010 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 895-977) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Emergence of the East Slavs. The peoples of the East European Plain ; The East Slavs and the Varangians ; The golden age of Kiev ; The rise of regional centers ; The Mongol invasion -- Muscovy. The rise of Muscovy ; The evolution of Russian aristocracy ; Ivan IV ; The time of troubles ; The Romanovs ; Expansion and Westernization -- Early imperial Russia. Peter the Great and the formation of the Russian empire ; Era of palace revolutions ; Imperial expansion and maturation: Catherine II -- Ruling the empire. War and peace, 1796-1825 ; Period of reaction: Nicholas I, 1825-55 -- The transformation of imperial Russia. Economic developments ; Reforms and their limits, 1855-92 ; Foreign affairs after the Crimean War, 1856-93 ; The Age of Realism in literature ; The rise of revolutionary Populism and Russian Marxism, 1855-90 ; Serge Witte and accelerated industrialization, 1891-1903 ; The development of radical political parties, 1892-1904 ; Imperialism in Asia and the Russo-Japanese War, 1894-1905 -- The last years of tsardom. The revolution of 1905 and counterrevolution, 1905-07 ; The tenuous regimes of Stolypin and Kokovstev, 1907-14 ; The return to an active Balkan policy, 1906-13 ; Russia at war, 1914-16 ; The strains of the war effort and the weakening of tsarism -- Revolutions and civil war. The February Revolution ; The period of dual power ; The Bolshevik Revolution ; Civil war and war communism -- The era of the new economic policy ; Lenin's leadership ; Stalin's rise to power ; Foreign policy, 1921-28 ; Society and culture in the 1920s -- Transformation and terror. Industrialization and collectivization ; The period of the purges ; Mobilization of society ; Foreign policy, 1928-39 -- War years. Prelude to war ; The Great Patriotic War -- Reconstruction and cold war. Reconstruction years ; The Cold War ; Death of Stalin -- The Khrushchev era. Collective leadership and the rise of Khrushchev ; Foreign policy under Khrushchev ; Khrushchev's reforms and fall -- The Brezhnev era. Collective leadership and the rise of Brezhnev ; Foreign policy of a superpower ; The economy ; Culture and the arts ; Death of Brezhnev -- Physical environment. Global position and boundaries ; Administrative-political-territorial divisions ; Topography and drainage ; Climate ; Natural resources ; Environmental concerns -- Population. Vital statistics ; Age and sex structure ; Mortality and fertility ; Urbanization ; Migration ; Distribution and density ; Marriage, divorce, and the family ; Population problems and policies --
  • [cont.] Nationalities of the Soviet Union. Slavic nationalities; Baltic nationalities ; Nationalities of the Caucasus ; Central Asian nationalities ; Other major nationalities -- Religious groups in the Soviet Union. Orthodox ; Armenian Apostolic ; Catholic ; Protestant ; Muslim -- Policy toward nationalities and religions in practice -- Manifestations of national assertiveness. Baltic nationalities ; Armenians ; Ukrainians ; Central Asian nationalities ; Russians ; Other nationalities -- Formation of Soviet society -- Stratification of Soviet society. Socio-occupational groupings ; Other determinants of social position ; Benefits of social position ; Urban-rural cleavage -- Social mobility -- Social organizations. Trade unions ; Youth organizations ; Sports organizations -- Gender and family roles. Role of women ; Male-female relationships ; The Soviet family -- Education. Philosophy and aims ; Control and administration ; Pedagogy and planning ; Institutions of learning ; Quality, reform, and funding -- Health care. Provision of medical care ; Declining health care in the 1970s and 1980s -- Welfare. Pension system ; Worker's compensation ; Other assistance -- Lenin's conception of the party. Theoretical underpinnings ; Democratic centralism -- Party legitimacy -- Central party institutions. Party Congress ; Party Conference ; Central Committee ; Central Auditing Commission ; Party Control Committee ; Politburo ; Secretariat ; Commissions ; General Secretary: power and authority -- Intermediate-level party organizations. Republic party organization ; Oblast-level organization ; District- and city-level organization -- Primary party organization -- Nomenklatura. The party's appointment authority ; Patron-client relations -- Party membership. Selection procedures ; Training -- Social composition of the party -- Constitutional authority of government. Early Soviet constitutions ; The 1977 Constitution -- Central government. Administrative organs ; Congress of People's Deputies ; Supreme Soviet ; Control organs -- Territorial administration. Republic level ; Provincial and district levels -- Elections -- Politicization of the mass media and the arts. Leninist principles ; Socialist realism -- Administration of the mass media and the arts. The party role ; The government role -- The mass media. Newspapers ; Magazines and journals ; Radio ; Television and video cassette recorders ; Computers -- The arts. Literature ; Cinema ; Theater ; Music ; Painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts --
  • [cont.] Ideology and objectives -- Foreign policy making and execution. The foreign policy makers ; Departments of the Central Committee ; Higher state and government organizations ; The Congress of People's Deputies and the Supreme Soviet ; The Council of Ministers and its Presidium ; The Ministry of Foreign Affairs -- Instruments of influence. Diplomatic relations ; Party and state visits abroad ; Friendship and cooperation treaties ; Communist parties abroad -- Soviet-United States relations -- Soviet-West European relations. France ; West Germany ; Britain ; Spain and Portugal ; Scandinavia -- Soviet-East European relations -- Sino-Soviet relations -- Soviet-Japanese relations -- The Soviet Union and the Third World. Middle East and North Africa ; Asia ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Central America and South America -- The Soviet Union and nuclear arms control -- The Soviet Union and the United Nations -- Economic structure. Nature of the national economy ; Labor ; Retail and wholesale distribution system ; Financial system -- Economic planning and control. Planning process ; Reforming of the planning system ; Tools of control -- Economic policy. Past priorities ; The twelfth Five-Year Plan, 1986-90 -- Development of Soviet industry -- Industrial resources. Raw materials ; Geographic location factors ; The territorial production complexes and geographic expansion ; The labor force and perestroika -- Industrial organization. The complexes and the ministries ; The industrial planning system ; Structural reform of industry ; The military-industrial complex ; Industrial research and design -- Machine building and metal working. The structure and status of the machine-building and metal-working complex ; The planning and investment process of the machine-building and metal-working complex ; The location of the machine-building industry ; The automotive industry ; The electronics industry -- Metallurgy. Role of metallurgy ; Metallurgy planning and problems ; Metallurgical combine locations and major producers ; Nonferrous metals -- Chemicals. Plastics ; Petrochemicals ; Other branches of the chemical industry ; Chemical planning goals -- Fuels. Fuel resource base ; Oil ; Natural gas ; Coal ; Uranium -- Power engineering. Energy planning goals ; The balance among energy sources ; Obstacles to power supply ; Heat and cogeneration -- The consumer industry. Consumer supply in the 1980s ; The logic and goals of consumer production ; Textiles and wood pulp -- Policy and administration. Stalin's legacy ; Evolution of an integrated food policy -- Land use -- Production. Grain ; Technical crops ; Forage crops ; Potatoes and vegetables ; Other crops ; Animal husbandry ; Forestry ; Fishing ; The twelfth Five-Year Plan, 1986-90 --
  • [cont.] Railroads. Historical background, 1913-39 ; World War II ; The postwar period, 1946-60 ; Organization and equipment of the railroads ; Passenger operations ; The Baykal-Amur Main Line ; Other new construction ; Metropolitan railways -- Automotive transport. Development of automotive transport ; Freight transportation by trucks ; Passenger transportation -- Inland waterways. Development of inland waterways ; The waterway system ; River ports and facilities ; Passenger transportation -- Merchant marine. Initial developments ; Fleet operations -- Civil aviation. Postwar evolution of Aeroflot ; Aeroflot operations -- Pipelines -- Communications -- Development of the state monopoly on foreign trade -- Structure of the foreign trade bureaucracy. Administration ; Operation ; Structural reforms, 1986 to mid-1988 -- Trade with socialist countries. The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance ; Yugoslavia ; China ; Cambodia, Laos, and North Korea -- Trade with Western industrialized countries. The United States ; Western Europe ; Japan ; Finland -- Trade with third world countries. Balance of trade ; Composition of trade ; Africa, Asia, and Latin America ; Countries of socialist orientation ; Trade with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries -- Gorbachev's economic reforms -- Early development -- The administration of science and technology. Policy making ; Planning ; Financing -- Science and technology -- Research, development, and production organizations -- Soviet innovation: problems and solutions ; Technology and information transfer ; Military research and development -- Training -- Marxist-Leninist theory of war. War as a continuation of politics ; Laws of war -- The party and military doctrine and policy. Evolution of military doctrine ; Military doctrine in the late 1980s ; Doctrine and weapons programs ; Military policy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union -- Military science. Laws of armed conflict ; Principles of military art ; Military art -- Strategic missions of the armed forces. Threat assessments and force requirements ; Offensive and defensive strategic missions -- Global strategic concerns. Force projection on the periphery ; Military presence in the Third World -- Arms control and military objectives. Strategic arms control ; Objectives in space ; Intermediate-range nuclear forces arms control ; Conventional arms control --
  • [cont.] Organizational development and combat experience -- Strategic leadership of the armed forces. Defense council ; Main military council ; Ministry of defense ; General staff -- The armed services. Strategic rocket forces ; Ground forces ; Air forces ; Air defense forces ; Naval forces ; Airborne troops and special purpose troops ; Rear services ; Civil defense ; Specialized and paramilitary forces -- Territorial organization of the armed forces. Military districts ; Fleets, flotillas, and squadrons ; Groups of forces stationed abroad -- The party and the armed forces. Political-military relations ; Military representation in the party ; Part control in the armed forces -- Military economics. Defense spending ; Military industries and production ; Military technology -- Uniforms and rank insignia -- Military manpower. Premilitary training ; Conscripts ; Officers ; Reserves and wartime mobilization -- Predecessors of the committee for state security and the ministry of internal affairs. The tsarist period ; Soviet predecessor organizations, 1917-54 -- The security apparatus and Kremlin politics. Khrushchev period ; After Krushchev ; Gorbachev era -- Organization of the committee for state security. Structure ; Functions and internal organization ; Party control ; Personnel -- Domestic security and the committee for state security. Legal prerogatives ; Policy ; Special departments in the armed forces -- The foreign intelligence role of the committee for state security. Organization ; Intelligence and counterintelligence ; Active measures ; Influence on foreign policy -- The ministry of internal affairs. Functions and organization ; Leadership ; Control by the party -- The ministry of internal affairs, the judicial organs, and nonpolitical crime. Socialist legality ; The procuracy ; Military justice ; The judiciary and the legal profession ; Legal codes and abuses of the system ; Nonpolitical crime and punishment -- Internal security troops. Border Troops of the Committee for State Security ; Security Troops of the Committee for State Security ; Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
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unknown
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
1 online resource (lxxxii, 1068 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Soviet Union : a country study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Raymond E. Zickel
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Research completed May 1989."
  • Supersedes: Area handbook for the Soviet Union / by Eugene K. Keefe, et al. 1971
  • ©2010 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 895-977) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Emergence of the East Slavs. The peoples of the East European Plain ; The East Slavs and the Varangians ; The golden age of Kiev ; The rise of regional centers ; The Mongol invasion -- Muscovy. The rise of Muscovy ; The evolution of Russian aristocracy ; Ivan IV ; The time of troubles ; The Romanovs ; Expansion and Westernization -- Early imperial Russia. Peter the Great and the formation of the Russian empire ; Era of palace revolutions ; Imperial expansion and maturation: Catherine II -- Ruling the empire. War and peace, 1796-1825 ; Period of reaction: Nicholas I, 1825-55 -- The transformation of imperial Russia. Economic developments ; Reforms and their limits, 1855-92 ; Foreign affairs after the Crimean War, 1856-93 ; The Age of Realism in literature ; The rise of revolutionary Populism and Russian Marxism, 1855-90 ; Serge Witte and accelerated industrialization, 1891-1903 ; The development of radical political parties, 1892-1904 ; Imperialism in Asia and the Russo-Japanese War, 1894-1905 -- The last years of tsardom. The revolution of 1905 and counterrevolution, 1905-07 ; The tenuous regimes of Stolypin and Kokovstev, 1907-14 ; The return to an active Balkan policy, 1906-13 ; Russia at war, 1914-16 ; The strains of the war effort and the weakening of tsarism -- Revolutions and civil war. The February Revolution ; The period of dual power ; The Bolshevik Revolution ; Civil war and war communism -- The era of the new economic policy ; Lenin's leadership ; Stalin's rise to power ; Foreign policy, 1921-28 ; Society and culture in the 1920s -- Transformation and terror. Industrialization and collectivization ; The period of the purges ; Mobilization of society ; Foreign policy, 1928-39 -- War years. Prelude to war ; The Great Patriotic War -- Reconstruction and cold war. Reconstruction years ; The Cold War ; Death of Stalin -- The Khrushchev era. Collective leadership and the rise of Khrushchev ; Foreign policy under Khrushchev ; Khrushchev's reforms and fall -- The Brezhnev era. Collective leadership and the rise of Brezhnev ; Foreign policy of a superpower ; The economy ; Culture and the arts ; Death of Brezhnev -- Physical environment. Global position and boundaries ; Administrative-political-territorial divisions ; Topography and drainage ; Climate ; Natural resources ; Environmental concerns -- Population. Vital statistics ; Age and sex structure ; Mortality and fertility ; Urbanization ; Migration ; Distribution and density ; Marriage, divorce, and the family ; Population problems and policies --
  • [cont.] Nationalities of the Soviet Union. Slavic nationalities; Baltic nationalities ; Nationalities of the Caucasus ; Central Asian nationalities ; Other major nationalities -- Religious groups in the Soviet Union. Orthodox ; Armenian Apostolic ; Catholic ; Protestant ; Muslim -- Policy toward nationalities and religions in practice -- Manifestations of national assertiveness. Baltic nationalities ; Armenians ; Ukrainians ; Central Asian nationalities ; Russians ; Other nationalities -- Formation of Soviet society -- Stratification of Soviet society. Socio-occupational groupings ; Other determinants of social position ; Benefits of social position ; Urban-rural cleavage -- Social mobility -- Social organizations. Trade unions ; Youth organizations ; Sports organizations -- Gender and family roles. Role of women ; Male-female relationships ; The Soviet family -- Education. Philosophy and aims ; Control and administration ; Pedagogy and planning ; Institutions of learning ; Quality, reform, and funding -- Health care. Provision of medical care ; Declining health care in the 1970s and 1980s -- Welfare. Pension system ; Worker's compensation ; Other assistance -- Lenin's conception of the party. Theoretical underpinnings ; Democratic centralism -- Party legitimacy -- Central party institutions. Party Congress ; Party Conference ; Central Committee ; Central Auditing Commission ; Party Control Committee ; Politburo ; Secretariat ; Commissions ; General Secretary: power and authority -- Intermediate-level party organizations. Republic party organization ; Oblast-level organization ; District- and city-level organization -- Primary party organization -- Nomenklatura. The party's appointment authority ; Patron-client relations -- Party membership. Selection procedures ; Training -- Social composition of the party -- Constitutional authority of government. Early Soviet constitutions ; The 1977 Constitution -- Central government. Administrative organs ; Congress of People's Deputies ; Supreme Soviet ; Control organs -- Territorial administration. Republic level ; Provincial and district levels -- Elections -- Politicization of the mass media and the arts. Leninist principles ; Socialist realism -- Administration of the mass media and the arts. The party role ; The government role -- The mass media. Newspapers ; Magazines and journals ; Radio ; Television and video cassette recorders ; Computers -- The arts. Literature ; Cinema ; Theater ; Music ; Painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts --
  • [cont.] Ideology and objectives -- Foreign policy making and execution. The foreign policy makers ; Departments of the Central Committee ; Higher state and government organizations ; The Congress of People's Deputies and the Supreme Soviet ; The Council of Ministers and its Presidium ; The Ministry of Foreign Affairs -- Instruments of influence. Diplomatic relations ; Party and state visits abroad ; Friendship and cooperation treaties ; Communist parties abroad -- Soviet-United States relations -- Soviet-West European relations. France ; West Germany ; Britain ; Spain and Portugal ; Scandinavia -- Soviet-East European relations -- Sino-Soviet relations -- Soviet-Japanese relations -- The Soviet Union and the Third World. Middle East and North Africa ; Asia ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Central America and South America -- The Soviet Union and nuclear arms control -- The Soviet Union and the United Nations -- Economic structure. Nature of the national economy ; Labor ; Retail and wholesale distribution system ; Financial system -- Economic planning and control. Planning process ; Reforming of the planning system ; Tools of control -- Economic policy. Past priorities ; The twelfth Five-Year Plan, 1986-90 -- Development of Soviet industry -- Industrial resources. Raw materials ; Geographic location factors ; The territorial production complexes and geographic expansion ; The labor force and perestroika -- Industrial organization. The complexes and the ministries ; The industrial planning system ; Structural reform of industry ; The military-industrial complex ; Industrial research and design -- Machine building and metal working. The structure and status of the machine-building and metal-working complex ; The planning and investment process of the machine-building and metal-working complex ; The location of the machine-building industry ; The automotive industry ; The electronics industry -- Metallurgy. Role of metallurgy ; Metallurgy planning and problems ; Metallurgical combine locations and major producers ; Nonferrous metals -- Chemicals. Plastics ; Petrochemicals ; Other branches of the chemical industry ; Chemical planning goals -- Fuels. Fuel resource base ; Oil ; Natural gas ; Coal ; Uranium -- Power engineering. Energy planning goals ; The balance among energy sources ; Obstacles to power supply ; Heat and cogeneration -- The consumer industry. Consumer supply in the 1980s ; The logic and goals of consumer production ; Textiles and wood pulp -- Policy and administration. Stalin's legacy ; Evolution of an integrated food policy -- Land use -- Production. Grain ; Technical crops ; Forage crops ; Potatoes and vegetables ; Other crops ; Animal husbandry ; Forestry ; Fishing ; The twelfth Five-Year Plan, 1986-90 --
  • [cont.] Railroads. Historical background, 1913-39 ; World War II ; The postwar period, 1946-60 ; Organization and equipment of the railroads ; Passenger operations ; The Baykal-Amur Main Line ; Other new construction ; Metropolitan railways -- Automotive transport. Development of automotive transport ; Freight transportation by trucks ; Passenger transportation -- Inland waterways. Development of inland waterways ; The waterway system ; River ports and facilities ; Passenger transportation -- Merchant marine. Initial developments ; Fleet operations -- Civil aviation. Postwar evolution of Aeroflot ; Aeroflot operations -- Pipelines -- Communications -- Development of the state monopoly on foreign trade -- Structure of the foreign trade bureaucracy. Administration ; Operation ; Structural reforms, 1986 to mid-1988 -- Trade with socialist countries. The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance ; Yugoslavia ; China ; Cambodia, Laos, and North Korea -- Trade with Western industrialized countries. The United States ; Western Europe ; Japan ; Finland -- Trade with third world countries. Balance of trade ; Composition of trade ; Africa, Asia, and Latin America ; Countries of socialist orientation ; Trade with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries -- Gorbachev's economic reforms -- Early development -- The administration of science and technology. Policy making ; Planning ; Financing -- Science and technology -- Research, development, and production organizations -- Soviet innovation: problems and solutions ; Technology and information transfer ; Military research and development -- Training -- Marxist-Leninist theory of war. War as a continuation of politics ; Laws of war -- The party and military doctrine and policy. Evolution of military doctrine ; Military doctrine in the late 1980s ; Doctrine and weapons programs ; Military policy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union -- Military science. Laws of armed conflict ; Principles of military art ; Military art -- Strategic missions of the armed forces. Threat assessments and force requirements ; Offensive and defensive strategic missions -- Global strategic concerns. Force projection on the periphery ; Military presence in the Third World -- Arms control and military objectives. Strategic arms control ; Objectives in space ; Intermediate-range nuclear forces arms control ; Conventional arms control --
  • [cont.] Organizational development and combat experience -- Strategic leadership of the armed forces. Defense council ; Main military council ; Ministry of defense ; General staff -- The armed services. Strategic rocket forces ; Ground forces ; Air forces ; Air defense forces ; Naval forces ; Airborne troops and special purpose troops ; Rear services ; Civil defense ; Specialized and paramilitary forces -- Territorial organization of the armed forces. Military districts ; Fleets, flotillas, and squadrons ; Groups of forces stationed abroad -- The party and the armed forces. Political-military relations ; Military representation in the party ; Part control in the armed forces -- Military economics. Defense spending ; Military industries and production ; Military technology -- Uniforms and rank insignia -- Military manpower. Premilitary training ; Conscripts ; Officers ; Reserves and wartime mobilization -- Predecessors of the committee for state security and the ministry of internal affairs. The tsarist period ; Soviet predecessor organizations, 1917-54 -- The security apparatus and Kremlin politics. Khrushchev period ; After Krushchev ; Gorbachev era -- Organization of the committee for state security. Structure ; Functions and internal organization ; Party control ; Personnel -- Domestic security and the committee for state security. Legal prerogatives ; Policy ; Special departments in the armed forces -- The foreign intelligence role of the committee for state security. Organization ; Intelligence and counterintelligence ; Active measures ; Influence on foreign policy -- The ministry of internal affairs. Functions and organization ; Leadership ; Control by the party -- The ministry of internal affairs, the judicial organs, and nonpolitical crime. Socialist legality ; The procuracy ; Military justice ; The judiciary and the legal profession ; Legal codes and abuses of the system ; Nonpolitical crime and punishment -- Internal security troops. Border Troops of the Committee for State Security ; Security Troops of the Committee for State Security ; Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
1 online resource (lxxxii, 1068 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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