Provides an in-depth historic and contemporary understanding of the causes, magnitude and implications of the different types of environmental crises in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
1. Introduction; 2. The Conceptual Framework; 3. The Arctic North; 4. Lake Baikal; 5. The Moscow Region; 6. Chernobyl; 7. The 'Black Triangle' of Central Europe; 8. Kalmykia; 9. The Volga Basin; 10. The Caspian Sea Region; 11. Desiccation of the Aral Sea; 12. Conclusion