Once a world superpower, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 as its individual states declared independence. These new nations differ from each other culturally, geographically, historically, economically, and politically. Their ethnic makeup, language, and religion varies. The world is watching as these new entities struggle to become nations.
Look up call numbers for each republic.
Former Soviet republics
Commonwealth of Independent States
Look under each republic; e.g., Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Each republic may have its own heading or be grouped under Independent Republics
Batalden, Stephen K., and Sandra L. Batalden. The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics, 1994.
Brawer, Moshe. Atlas of Russia and the Independent Republics, 1995.
CQ Researcher, July 12, 1991.
Facts on File
Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe, 1995, 1995.
United States. Department of State. Background Notes.
EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries
NewsBank and other newspaper indexes
Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature