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Russia Gazetteers

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== Russian Empire Gazetteers ==
Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and the Baltics were previously in the Russian Empire. In 1797 each county (''uezd'') was divided into districts (''volost'') and villages (''derevnya'' or ''selo''; a selo normally had a church). A city (''gorod'') was independent of the county/district hierarchy. This organization remained stable throughout the 19th century, the number of provinces increasing to 50 in European Russian (excluding Finland and Poland). The Soviets used the term ''oblast'' for the highest jurisdictional level and created more of them. Records of modern states may be found in the archive of another state that was an imperial capital. They also instituted the region (''raion'') to replace both the county and district levels.<br>
=== ''Spiski'' naselennykh Mest Rossiiskoi Imperii (Списки населенных мест Российской Имперіи)<br> ===
''(Lists of Populated Places in Imperial Russia) ''<br>
These details include only the set of gazetteers that are available at the FHL in microfiche form, in all there are 97 gazetteers included in the&nbsp;''Spiski naselennykh Mest Rossiiskoi Imperii'' from the 1850-1870’s during the Russian Empire Period. <br><br>Most of these, and more areas can be found online from the list below by clicking the cyrillic form of the name:
==== <u>Online Availability</u> ====
[ Списки населенных мест Российской империи. - СПб., 1861-1885.]
Витебская г. []<br>
[ Владимирская г.] (Vladimir)<br>[ Вологодская г.] (Vologda)<br>[http://wwwhistory.ovruchorg.infoua/wp-contentLiberUA/filesSpNasMestVolGub_1906/1906_SNM_Volinsk_gubSpNasMestVolGub_1906.pdf Волынская г.] (Volhynia)
[ Воронежская г.]&nbsp; (Voronezh) <br>[ Вятская г.] (Vyatka)<br>[ Гродненская г.] (Grodno)<br>
=== Russisches Geographisches Namenbuch ===
The best comprehensive gazetteer of all localities in Imperial Russia is by Vasmer, Max. '''Russisches Geographisches Namenbuch''' [Russian Geographical Namebook]. Wiesbaden: Harassowitz, 1964-1981. Nachtrag (Supplement), 1988. 11 vols. (FHL INTL Book 947 E5r). ''Spiski naselennykh Mest Rossiiski Imperii'' were the primary source for much of the data. This set of books is referred to as the RGN and includes eleven volumes plus the Kartenband (maps).
[[Image:RGN Gazetteer .jpg|thumb|left|600px|RGN Gazetteer .jpg]]
== Soviet Union Gazetteers ==
=== Official Standard Names for U.S.S.R. ===
United States Board on Geographic Names. '''Official Standard Names for U.S.S.R.''' FHL INTL Book 947 E5u. 1959, 1970. Film 0928609,0928610 (Item 1-2),087455,087456, Fiche 6053504. These seven volumes list the localities for the entire Soviet Union, in English, giving a brief description of the kind of locality, the coordinates, and showing the administrative regions. The administrative region is represented by number. These numbers are explained in the beginning of each book.
{{H-langs|en=Russia Gazetteers|ru=Россия Географические справочники}}
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