Northwestern Russia and the federative system

Geir Hønneland and Anne-Kristin Jørgensen

in Implementing International Environmental Agreements in Russia

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780719063862
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700181 | DOI:
Northwestern Russia and the federative system

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This chapter deals with recent developments in Russian politics at the federal and regional level, providing a backdrop to the subsequent discussion of the division of responsibilities in the implementation of international environmental commitments. The first part of this chapter focuses in particular on relations between Moscow and the regions. The second part turns to political and economic developments in Northwestern Russia in recent years. In addition to providing background information about the history, economy, and industry of the region, a major aim is to sketch the overarching power structures of Northwest Russian politics.

Keywords: Russian politics; international environmental commitments; Moscow; Northwestern Russia

Chapter.  10276 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environment

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