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First posted on April 10th 2008

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History and Administrative Division . Saratov Kray was established in 1934, carved out of the Lower Volga Oblast (Nizhevolskaya Oblast). In 1936 Saratov Kray was elevated to status of Saratov Oblast. Most of the territory of the Volga German ASSR was annexed in 1941; the administrative organization of the districts of the former Volga German ASSR dissolved and new district borders drawn; the present districts Krasnoarmeisk, Rovnoye, Engels, Piterka, Novouzensk, Alexandrov Gai, Stepnoe, Fyodorovka, Yershov, Dergachi, Gorny, Balakovo largely correspond to the territory of the Saratov Oblast share of the dissolved Volga German ASSR.
In 1954 Saratov Oblast ceded Romanovka, Turki, Ritishchevo, Arkadak, Balashov, Samoilovka, Kalininsk and Ekaterinovka Districts to newly created Balashov Oblast. When the latter was dissolved in 1957, the pre-1954 borders were reestablished; since 1957, Saratov Oblast saw no more border change. Saratov Oblast borders on Volgograd Oblast (until 1961 Stalingrad Oblast) in the south, on Voronezh and Tambov Oblast in the west, on Penza, Ulyanovsk and Samara Oblast in the north and on Orenburg Oblast and Kazakhstan in the east.

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History, from Saratov Region (title misleading as text is on history of the city, not the region)
Article Saratov Oblast, Administrative Divisions of Saratov Oblast, from Wikipedia
Article Saratovskaya Oblast, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Search Gameo for Saratov Oblast
DOCUMENTS Historical Population Statistics by Administrative Division : Russia, from : Population Statistics
Map : Political Division of Saratov Oblast, from Gar's Genealogy Pages
Administrative Division, from Saratov Region (w. map)
Map of Administrative Division, posted by R. Daward
Archives in the Russian Federation, scroll down for Saratov Oblast
Maplandia : Saratovskaya Oblast
List of First Secretaries of the Oblast Committee, from World Statesmen
REFERENCE Saratov Oblast, pp.214-215 in : Europa Publications, The Territories of the Russian Federation, London : Europa 1st ed. 1999 [G]

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