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First posted on April 9th 2008







Year Change Source

1920 Donskaya Oblast established World Statesmen
1924 Donskaya Oblast renamed Yugo Vostochnaya Oblast, transformed into Severo Kavkaskyi Krai World Statesmen
1924 Volga German ASSR established World Statesmen
1927 Leningrad Oblast established, consisting of Leningrad, Novgorod, Verepovets, Pskov, Murmansk and Vologda Gubernia Wikipedia English ed.
1927 Muemansk Okrug established World Statesmen
1928 Srednevolzhk Oblast established World Statesmen
1928 Nizhnevolsk Oblast established World Statesmen
1928 Centralno Chernosyom Oblast established World Statesmen
1929 Centralno Promyshlennaya Oblast established, renamed Moscow Oblast Wikipedia Russian ed.
1929 Nizhny Novgorod Krai established, consisting of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Vyatka Oblast, Votsk AO, Mari AO, Chuvash ASSR. Wikipedia Russian ed.
1929 Nizhny Novgorod Oblast renamed Nizhnevolsky Krai Wikipedia Russian ed.
1929 Srednevolzhk Oblast transformed into Zrednevolsk Krai Wikipedia Russian ed.
1929 Severny Krai established World Statesmen
1929 Ivanovo Oblast established World Statesmen
1929 Zapadnaya Oblast established World Statesmen
1930 Mordovian ASSR established World Statesmen
1931 City of Leningrad separated from Leningrad Oblast Wikipedia English ed.
1932 Nizhnevolsky Krai renamed Gorki Kray World Statesmen
1934 Voronezh Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1934 Kursk Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1934 Kirov Krai established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1934 Orenburg Oblast established World Statesmen
1934 Severo Kavkaskyi Krai renamed Azovo Chernomorsky Krai World Statesmen
1934 Saratov Krai established World Statesmen
1934 Stalingrad Krai established World Statesmen
1935 Srednevolzhk Krai renamed Kuybishev Krai Wikipedia Russian ed.
1935 Kalinin Oblast (Tver) established World Statesmen
1936 Kirov Krai elevated to Kirov Oblast Wikipedia Russian ed.
1936 Gorki Krai elevated to Gorki Oblast Wikipedia Russian ed.
1936 Kuybishev Krai elevated to Kuybishev Oblast Wikipedia Russian ed.
1936 Ivanovo Promyshlennaya Oblast renamed Ivanovo Oblast World Statesmen
1936 Severny Krai elevated to Severnaya Oblast World Statesmen
1936 Saratov Krai elevated to Saratov Oblast World Statesmen
1936 Stalingrad Krai elevated to Stalingrad Oblast World Statesmen
1936 Yaroslavl Oblast established World Statesmen
1937 Severnaya Oblast renamed into Arkhangelsk Oblast World Statesmen
1937 Vologda Oblast separated from Leningrad Oblast, included most of former Cherepovets Gubernia Wikipedia Russian ed.; W. English ed. Leningrad Oblast
1937 Ryazan Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1937 Rostov Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1937 Oryol Oblast established World Statesmen
1937 Azovo Chernomorsky Krai elevated to Rostrov Oblast World Statesmen
1937 Smolensk Oblast established World Statesmen
1937 Tambov Oblast established World Statesmen
1937 Tula Oblast established World Statesmen
1938 Murmansk Okrug elevated to Murmansk Oblast separated from Leningrad Oblast Wikipedia Russian ed.
1938 Orenburg Oblast renamed Chkalovsk Oblast World Statesmen
1938 Perm Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1939 Penza Oblast established World Statesmen
1940 Perm Oblast renamed Molotovskaya Oblast World Statesmen
1940 Eastern Karelia annexed into Karelian ASSR
1941 Volga German ASSR dissolved World Statesmen
1943 Astrakhan Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1943 Ulyanovsk Oblast established World Statesmen
1944 Bryansk Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1944 Pskov Oblast separated from Leningrad Oblast Wikipedia English ed. Leningrad Oblast
1944 Novgorod Oblast separated from Leningrad Oblast Wikipedia English ed. Leningrad Oblast
1944 Veliky Luki Oblast established World Statesmen
1944 Kaluga Oblast established World Statesmen
1944 Kostroma Oblast established World Statesmen
1944 Vladimir Oblast established World Statesmen
1946 Königsberg Oblast established; the same year renamed Kaliningrad Oblast World Statesmen
1954 Belgorod Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1954 Lipezk Oblast established Wikipedia Russian ed.
1954 Balashov Oblast established World Statesmen
1954 Kamensk Oblast established World Statesmen
1957 Balashov Oblast partitioned among Saratov, Stalingrad, Voronezh, Tambov Obl. World Statesmen
1957 Kamensk Oblast partitioned among Rostov, Stalingrad, Voronezh Obl. World Statesmen
1957 Chkalovsk Oblast renamed Orenburg Oblast World Statesmen
1957 Veliky Luki Oblast partitioned between Pskov, Kalinin Oblasts World Statesmen
1961 Stalingrad Oblast renamed Volgograd Oblast World Statesmen







External Files Wikipedia Russian edition, articles Arkhangelsk Oblast, Astrakhan Oblast, Belgorod Oblast, Bryansk Oblast, Kirov Oblast, Kursk Oblast, Lipezk Oblast, Moscow Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Penza Oblast, Rostov Oblast, Ryazan Oblast, Samara Oblast, Vologda Oblast, Voronezh Oblast Merzliakova / Karimov, A History of Russian Administrative Boundaries (XVIII - XX centuries)
World Statesmen : RSFSR : Administrative Divisions 2, by Ben Cahoon
Economic Regions of Russia, from Spiritus Temporis
Map of Russia, from RIN
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