Volume 4 (Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist RepublicBugaev,
SMERSH is designed to:
Complete, revise, update and broaden The Modern Encyclopedia of
Russian and Soviet History (MERSH)
Treat the post-Soviet political order in Eurasia
Enhance further the scholarly authority of the set
Preserve, continue and expand the value of MERSH for subscribers and
users throughout the world.
SMERSH accomplishes these purposes by
Filling the numerous but inevitable omissions of the main set
Revising, updating or replacing selected entries
Incorporating newly available materials
Publishing new research and documentation
Amplifying further the scholarly standards of MERSH
Seeking contributions from a wider circle of scholars
Improved entry selection based on comprehensive survey of textbooks,
references, journals and monographs
Enhanced coverage of towns, peoples, institutions, statistics, regions,
government and law
SMERSH preserves the same format, binding, pages and prices
as MERSH. Two volumes annually. Subscribers to MERSH automatically receive
SMERSH as part of their subscription. $45 per volume. ISBN 0-87569-142-0
for the set. See Ordering.
SMERSH is a profession-wide, international cooperative undertaking for
all wishing to contribute their expertise in all disciplines to enhanced
understanding of Central Eurasia by the general public everywhere.
All wishing and qualified (including advanced graduate students) to contribute
entries to SMERSH are urged to write, telephone or email the Editor at Bruce
F. Adams, Department of History, University of Louisville, Louisvelle KY
40292, (502) 852 6817, bruce.adams@louisville. edu immediately.