THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE MODERN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RUSSIAN, SOVIET & EURASIAN HISTORY (SMERSH)

EDITED BY BRUCE ADAMS, EWARD J. LAZZERINI and GEORGE N. RHYNE



Volumes in Print

  1. Volume 1 (A-Type Rockets--Alma-Ata Agreement) 1995 Contents of Volume 1
  2. Volume 2 (Alpamysh--Aviation, Soviet Military) Contents of Volume 2
  3. Volume 3 (Avicenna--Bashkin, Matvei Semenovich)
  4. Volume 4 (Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic­Bugaev, Boris Nikolaevich)


SMERSH is designed to:

  1. Complete, revise, update and broaden The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History (MERSH)
  2. Treat the post-Soviet political order in Eurasia
  3. Enhance further the scholarly authority of the set
  4. Preserve, continue and expand the value of MERSH for subscribers and users throughout the world.


SMERSH accomplishes these purposes by

  1. Filling the numerous but inevitable omissions of the main set
  2. Revising, updating or replacing selected entries
  3. Improving bibliographies
  4. Incorporating newly available materials
  5. Publishing new research and documentation
  6. Amplifying further the scholarly standards of MERSH
  7. Seeking contributions from a wider circle of scholars
  8. Improved entry selection based on comprehensive survey of textbooks, references, journals and monographs
  9. 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.

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