Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

  • M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On March 12, 1917, a revolution broke out in Russia, as a result of which the Emperor Nicholas II abdicated. A Provisional Government under Prince George Lvoff was set up by the Duma, which held office until May 16, 1917, when it was reorganised. On August 6, 1917, a new Cabinet under M. Alexander Kerensky was formed. This too was reorganised on October 8, 1917, and maintained itself until November 7, 1917, when the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet seized the government authority, and handed it over the next day to the All-Russian Congress of Soviets.


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Books of Reference

Statistical and Other Books of Reference concerning Russia: 1. Official Publications

  1. Ten Years of Soviet Power in Figures (1917–1927). (Central Statistical Board.) Moscow, 1928.Google Scholar
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2. Other Publications

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Ukraine: Books of Reference

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Books of Reference concerning Georgia

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Armenia: Books of Reference concerning Armenia

  1. Cambridge Mediaeval History. Vol. III. Armenia, by F. Macler (contains an historical bibliography).Google Scholar
  2. Baldwin (Oliver), Six Prisons and Two Revolutions. London, 1925.Google Scholar
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Soviet Central Asia: Books of Reference Concerning Central Asia

  1. Abbott (J.), Narrative of a Journey from Herat to Khiva. London, 1884.Google Scholar
  2. Barthold (W.), The History of Turkestan (Russian) Tashkent, 1922. —Turkestan down to the Mongolian Invasion. London, 1928.Google Scholar
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Other Asiatic Territory of the Soviet Union: Books of Reference: 1. Official Publications in Russian

  1. Documents and Materials concerning the Foreign Policy of Trans-Caucasia and Georgia (published by the Georgia Foreign Office). Tiflis, 1918.Google Scholar
  2. Zumbadze, Constitution of the T.S.F.S.R. Tiflis, 1923.Google Scholar
  3. Lyaister and Chursin, A Geography of the Caucasus.—The Country and its Peoples. Tiflis, 1924.Google Scholar
  4. Trans-Caucasia, A Statistical-Economic Compilation. Tiflis, 1995.Google Scholar
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2. Scientific Publications in Russian

  1. Miansarov (M.), Bibliographia Canea sica et Trans -caucasica. (Vol. I, published only in two parts, S.P.B., 1874–6.)Google Scholar
  2. ‘Izvestiya’ and ‘Dokladi’ of the Russian (Imperial) Academy of Sciences.Google Scholar
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  4. ‘Akhti’ of the Caucasian Archaeographic Commission. (13 volumes. Tiflis. Various dates from 1880.)Google Scholar
  5. ‘Kavkazski Sbornik.’ (20 volumes. Tiflis, 1876–1899.)Google Scholar
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  8. Materials for the Archaeology of the Caucasus (published in Moscow by the Imperial Moscow Archaeological Society; from 1888. About 10 volumes.Google Scholar
  9. Novie Vostok (New East) published by the All-Russian Scientific Association for Eastern Studies. Moscow. 1921 to date. 15 volumes.Google Scholar

3. General Publications in English, French and German

  1. Foreign Office Booklets No. 54. Caucasia.Google Scholar
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