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Administrative-territorial division and municipalities of Russia

Administrative-territorial division and municipalities of Russia

Changes in the administrative-territorial division


Issues considered: network units of administrative-territorial division of the Russian Empire, the USSR and Russian Federation since 1708, waves of downsizing and consolidation of administrative and territorial units of Russia during the last 300 years (waves of consolidation under Peter I, Paul I, in 1923-29 years, in 1956-57 years; waves of breaking up under Catherine II, Alexander I, in 1917-22 years, 1934-54 years).
The administrative-territorial division system as a whole is characterized by stability and robustness, rather than volatility. Most of the upper layer units are fairly stable, although unstable ones have appeared and disappeared at all stages of division evolution. Any drastic violation of the stability of this system leads, ultimately, to the period of collapse, ending with the achievement of a new stable equilibrium close to the original faulted.

S.A.Tarkhov. Changes in administrative division of Russia for 300 years. Geography Newspaper (Gazeta Geografia). - 2001, №15, pp.1-32; № 21, pp.1-32; № 28, pp.1-23

S.A.Tarkhov . Historical evolution of administrative-territorial division of Russia, "Regionalization in the development of Russia. Geographic processes and problems (Regionalizaciya v razvitii Rossii. Geograficheskie processy i problemy). - Moscow: RAS. URSS, 2001, pp.190-213

S.A.Tarkhov . Administrative-territorial division of Russia. Big Russian Encyclopedia (Bol'shaya Rossiyskaya Enciklopediya). "Russia" volume. - Moscow: BRE, 2004, pp.948-959

S.A.Tarkhov . Dynamics of the administrative-territorial division of Russia in 20-th century. Applications 1.8. Russia and its regions in the XX century: land, settlement pattern, migration (Rossiya i ee regiony v XX veke: territoriya, rasselenie, migracii). Moscow: OGI, 2005, pp.33-75, pp.699-725

S.A.Tarkhov . The history of the administrative-territorial division of the Moscow province and the Moscow Region. Moscow Region. History. Culture. Economy (Moskovskaya oblast'. Istoriya. Kul'tura. Ekonomika). - Moscow: Feoria - DIK, 2005, pp.576-585

A.I.Treyvish . Dimensions of regions against the Russian and international background. "City, region, country and the world. Geographer's vision on the development of Russia". Moscow: The new chronograph (Novy Hronograf), 2009, pp.202-208
Municipalities in modern Russia

O.B.Glezer, T.L.Borodina, S.S.Artobolevsky.
Reform of local government and administrative-territorial entities of the Russian Federation, "RAS Bulletin (Izvestia RAN), Geography series. 2008. № 5. pp. 51-64.

S.S.Artobolevsky, T.L.Borodina, O.B.Glezer. Transformation of the territorial structures of Karelia republic: socio-economic and geographical factors. Inherited socio-economic structures and the transition to a postindustrial society (Unasledovannye social'no-ekonomicheskie struktury i perehod k postindustrial'nomu obshestvu). MOSCOW: Institute Of Geography, RAS, 2007. pp. 114-125.