NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES OF EURASIA: A Handbook of Former Soviet Republics
by Stephen K. Batalden and Sandra L. Batalden (1993)
The former Soviet republics, responding to events in Eastern Europe and the abortive August 1991 coup d'etat in Moscow, established their independence. In asserting their sovereignty, the newly independent states of Eurasia became successors to the once powerful Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
FIRST EDITION (1993)