By Paul Josephson,Nicolai Dronin,Ruben Mnatsakanian

the previous Soviet empire spanned 11 time zones and contained part the world's forests; titanic deposits of oil, gasoline and coal; a number of ores; significant rivers corresponding 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 via environmental degradation and vast toxins. This environmental historical past of the previous Soviet Union explores the impression that country monetary improvement courses had at the surroundings. The authors examine the impression of Bolshevik ideology at the institution of an intensive approach of nature preserves, the impact 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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