Russian Review

"The "intrusion" of two specialists in environmental policies into historical studies of Russia should only be welcomed. Commonly for each chapter, the section on "weather variations and agricultural production," is the most interesting and contains the most new information. In these sections the authors fully exploit their expertise, usually lacking among humanist historians, and uncover technical sources (typically reports published by the Hydrometeorological Service) which are almost destined to be ignored by historians. The authors carefully try to identify to what extent each case of agricultural and food crisis in Soviet history was caused by climatic or political reasons."
Reviewed book: 
Author: 
Edward G. Bellinger
Nikolai M. Dronin
ISBN: 
978-963-7326-10-3
cloth
$95.00 / €85.00 / £75.00
ISBN: 
978-963-7326-09-7
paperback
$32.00 / €26.00 / £23.50