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Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century

Alan D. Roe

Abstract

Into Russian Nature examines the history of the Russian national park movement. Russian biologists and geographers had been intrigued with the idea of establishing national parks before the Great October Revolution but pushed the Soviet government successfully to establish nature reserves (zapovedniki) during the USSR’s first decades. However, as the state pushed scientists to make zapovedniki more “useful” during the 1930s, some of the system’s staunchest defenders started supporting tourism in them. In the decades after World War II, the USSR experienced a tourism boom and faced a chronic sh ... More

Keywords: Soviet tourism, Russian national parks, transnational environmentalism, Russian environmentalism, post-Soviet history, Russian history, Soviet history, zapovedniki, VOOP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190914554
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190914554.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan D. Roe, author
Lecturer in History, West Virginia University