In addition to maps and atlases of Russia as a whole, the Geography and Map Division also holds extensive collections depicting the nation's administrative and political divisions, including coverage at most subordinate levels, i.e., republic, oblast, kraii, gubernia, uyezd, and municipality. Many are listed and described on the Library of Congress online catalog, and can be searched by way of the term "Russia Federation Administrative and political divisions maps," plus the name of the desired locale, but limiting the search by location in the Library to "Geography & Map." Examples include "Kurskaia Oblast Russia Administrative and political divisions maps" and "Former Soviet Republics Administrative and political divisions maps." Uncataloged materials are discussed below.
There are roughly 280 uncataloged maps in eight drawers depicting administrative and political divisions throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union. The materials range in date from 1914 to 1969, though most post-date 1940 and were published as school maps by the GUGK. Included are several published by the NKVD in 1925, 1927, 1929, and 1930. Two of them are described below.
Karta Soiuza S.S.R. Sostavlena i izdania Kartoizdatel'stvom Narodnogo Komissariata Vnytrennikh del R.S.F.S.R. ([Moscow]: NKVD, 1926). Colored maps. Scale 1:6,000,000. Filed under USSR -- 1926 -- 1:6,000,000 -- Commissariat of Internal Affairs, RSFSR
Map of the USSR compiled and published in 1926 by the Commissariat of Internal Affairs of the R.S.F.S.R. showing the country's administrative and political divisions. Depicts political divisions at the state, soviet republic, autonomous republic, raion and oblast, gubernia, and okrug and uyezd levels. Also shows administrative seats, i.e., cities, towns, and villages; place names; single and double track railway lines; highways; postal and transportation routes; roads and trails; rivers and canals; factories; yurts; and the limits of the Romanian occupation of Bessarabia. Library also holds a later edition from 1929.
Soiuz Sovetskikh Sotsialistichikh Respublik. (Moscow: Kartoizdatel'stva NKVD, 1930.) Colored map. Scale 1:15,000,000. Filed under USSR -- "Political Divisions" -- 1930 -- 1:15,000,000 -- Cartogr. Dir. RSFSR
Map compiled and published by the NKVD showing administrative and political divisions in Russia as of January 1930. Map shows cities, towns, and villages; place names; boundaries at the state, republic, autonomous republic and oblast, raion, and okrug levels; roads, railroads; and rivers. Shows the USSR's western Arctic Ocean boundary established at 32° 4‛ 35” on April 15, 1926, as well as the eastern Arctic Ocean boundary at 108° 49‛ 30”. Includes an indexed list of twenty autonomous oblasts.
The division holds ninety-seven maps in three drawers depicting administrative and political divisions in European Russia. They range in date from 1799 to 1962, and are arranged chronologically. Two below serve as an examples.
Karta Sudebnykh' Okrugov Evropeiskoi Rossii. ([Saint Petersburg?]: sostavlena po svledeniiam Otdel'enia Statistiki Ministerstva Iustitsii, 1873). Colored map. Scale 1:7,350,000. Filed under USSR -- European USSR -- Administrative -- 1873 -- 1:7,350,000 -- Russia Ministry of Justice
Map created by Imperial Russia's Ministry of Justice to depict judicial districts in European Russia in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Identifies seven major districts; locations of superior courts, district courts, and lower courts; and the boundaries of the judicial districts of Finland, the Baltics, the region east of Lake Onega, and areas under older judicial institutions. Also depicts cities and towns, and few place names. Includes legend.
Administrativnaia Karta S.S.S.R. Evropeiskaia Chast'. (Moscow: Izdanie kartograficheskogo otdela N.K.V.D., R.S.F.S.R., 1924). Map, color. Scale 1:3,000,000. Filed under USSR -- European -- Administrative -- 1924 -- 1:3,000,000 -- Cartographic Section of the NKVD
Map published by the Cartographic Section of the N.K.V.D. showing the administrative and political divisions of the European part of the Soviet Union in 1924. Depicts state borders and administrative boundaries at the republic, autonomous republic and oblast, gubernia, okrug, and uyezd levels; cities, towns, and villages; place names; railroads; highways, roads, and trails; steamship routes; underwater cables; factories; rivers and lakes; canals; and submerged lands. Includes index.
There are six uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political division in Estonia for the period 1920s to 1963. There are nine uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political divisions in Lithuania for the period 1920 to 1967.
There is a single uncataloged map depicting administrative and political divisions in the RSFSR from 1965. An informative cataloged item from 1922 is described below.
Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic 1922 / [drawn by] FṀH ; map compiled by Colonel Lawrence Martin from official administrative map R.S.F.S.R., scale 1:3,000,000, by Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs, dated March 1, 1922. ([Washington, D.C.?] : Reproduced by Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, U.S. Army, ). Photostat, black-and-white. Scale approximately 1:12,000,000. Filed under LC call number G7001.F7 1922 .M3
Map depicts nationality-based administrative and political divisions in the European part of the R.S.F.S.R., whereas the small inset shows the Asiatic portion, in what later became the U.S.S.R.
Available as a digital image through the Library website as a digital image.
There are three uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political divisions in the Caucasus for the years 1903 to 1953, one of Armenia covering the period 1913-21, three of Azerbaijan for the years 1955 to 1966, and ten of Georgia for the years 1938 to 1967. Several of the uncataloged maps, including one informative cataloged item, are described below.
Karta Kavkaskago Kraia sostavlena i litografirovana b' Voenno-Topograficheskom' Otdel' Kavkakago Voennogo Okruga b' 1903 gody. ([Tiflis?]: Military-Topographical Division, Caucasus Military District, 1903). Colored lithograph. Scale 1:1,680,000. Filed under USSR -- Caucasus -- Administrative -- 1903 -- 1:1,680,000 -- Military Topographical Div., Caucasus Military Dist.
Early twentieth century Imperial Russian military map depicting administrative divisions in the Caucasus. Depicts cities, towns, and villages; roads; railroads; rivers; place names; and sundry cultural features. In lower left corner a complete list of major administrative divisions and sub-subdivisions, keyed by number to map location.
Administrativnaia Karta Severo-Kavkazkago Kraia po Dannym raionirovanaia na 25 Aprelia 1931g. V. G. Aksenova. (S.l.: izdanie goskontory "Transiformatsiia" NKPS, 1931). Lithograph, colored. Scale 1:1,000,000. Filed under LC call number G7063 .S7 1931 .A4
Soviet administrative map of the Northern Caucasus Territory as of April 1931. Depicts boundaries at the Soviet republic, gubernia, autonomous oblast, raion, and okrug levels; administrative centers; cities, towns, and villages; place names; highways and roads; railroads; railroad stations; rivers; and glaciers. Includes legend. Includes an indexed list of regions and autonomous oblasts of the Northern Caucasus and their 114 combined districts, as well as a list of cities within the region.
Administrative Areas of Caucasia.([Wash., D.C.: O.S.S., 1942). Map, black-and-white. Scale 1:4,500,000. Filed under USSR -- Caucasus -- Administrative -- 1942 -- 1:4,500,000 -- OSS Geography Division
Office of Strategic Services map of administrative areas of the Caucasus from the Second World War. Administrative areas included are union republics, autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts, non-national krais or oblasts, and districts, with the the administrative center of each noted. Also identified a few place names and includes a legend.
Arménie (Haïastan): Divisions Historique. Dressée et dessinée par: Raphaël Chichmanian. (S.l: Raphael Chichmanian, ). Colored photolithograph. Scale 1:3,000,000. Filed under USSR -- Armenian SSR -- Administrative --  -- 1:3,000,000 -- R. Chichmanian
Map identifying the historical administrative divisions and sub-divisions of Armenian Cilicia, Little Armenia, and Greater Armenia. Includes place names, rivers, railroads, and some relief. Also identifies the following historical frontiers of Armenia: the old Russian-Turkish-Persian frontier of 1913 (dashed line); Armenia's frontier as of October 1921 (yellow); Armenia's frontier as established by Woodrow Wilson at the Treaty of Sèvres (pink); territories ceded to Turkey at the Treaty of Kars on October 13, 1921 (green); and the autonomous zone under the protection of Azerbaijan by the Treaty of Kars (dash-dot line).
Armianskaia SSR. (Moscow: GUGK, 1952). Offset lithograph, color. Scale 1:600,000 Filed under USSR -- Armenian SSR -- 1952 -- 1:600,000 -- GUGK
Soviet administrative map of Armenian SSR emphasizing its administrative divisions at the raion level. Shows cities and towns; place names; roads; railroads; rivers, lakes, and canals; submerged lands; forests; cultivated areas; state, okrug, and raion boundaries; and relief by shading and spot heights. Includes a list and location index of Armenia's thirty-three raions. Also includes an index of standard symbols.
Azerbaichan SSR. (Moscow: Keodezia ve Kartografia Bashidaresi, 1955). Offset lithograph, color. Scale 1:600,000. Filed under Azerbaijan -- Administrative -- 1955 -- 1:600,000 -- GUGK
Soviet school map, in the Azeri language, emphasizing the country's administrative and political division in the mid 1950s. Depict cities, towns, and villages; place names; state boundaries and administrative subdivisions; roads and passes; railroads; ships' courses and ports; rivers, lakes, and canals; resorts; and relief by shading and spot heights. Raions distinguished by color. Includes list of seventy raions and raoin centers, including those in Nakhichevan and Nagorno-Karabkh.
Administrativniaia Karta Gruzinskoi SSR. (Tbilisi: GUGSK, NKVD, 1938). Offset lithograph, color. Scale 1:500,000. Filed under USSR -- Georgian SSR -- Administrative -- 1938 -- 1:500,000 -- GUGK
Late 1930s NKVD administrative map of Georgia. Shows boundaries and administrative subdivisions; towns and villages; place names; air routes; railroads; roads and trails; industrial sites; mines; hydroelectric stations; machine-tractor stations; ports; and rivers, lakes, and canals. Includes a list of sixty-five raions and raion centers, as well as legend of main features.
Sak'art'velos SSR. [Georgian SSR.] (Moscow: SSRK geologiis saministro geodeziisa da kartograp'iis mt'avari sammart'velo, 1966). Offset lithograph, color. Scale 1:600,000. Filed under USSR -- Georgian SSR -- Administrative -- 1966 -- 1:600,000 -- GUGK
Soviet-era school map of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic from the mid 1960s illustrating the republic's administrative and political divisions. Shows cities, towns, and villages; place names in Georgian; republic, oblast, and raion boundaries; reserves; railroads; roads and passes; ships courses and distances, and ports; rivers, lakes, and canals; mountain ranges and snow peaks; submerged lands; and relief by shading and a few spot heights. Includes legend. Includes inset with indexed table of administrative divisions as of January 15, 1966, including fifty-two raions and raion centers for Georgia proper, six raions and raion centers for Abkhazia, five for Ajaria, and four for South Ossetia.
There are eight uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political divisions in Kazakhstan for the the period 1931 to 1965, and one uncataloged map depicting the military administrative divisions of Uralsk Okrug from 1929. There is also one uncataloged administrative map of Uzbekistan from the late 1920s, two administrative maps of Turkmenistan from 1959 and 1964, seven maps of Kyrgyzstan for the years 1938 to 1968, and three of Tajikistan for the years 1964 to 1968. One uncataloged administrative map of Orenburg Krai, filed apart from the others, is described below.
Karta Administrativnago Deleniia Orenburgskago Kraia. (Orenburg: izdanie Orenb. Voenno.-Topogr. otdelia, 1870). Colored map. Scale 1:4,300,000. Filed under USSR -- Kazakh SSR -- 1870 -- 1:4,300,000 -- Russian War Topo. Office
Map depicts the administrative and political subdivisions of Orenburg Krai in 1870. Shows oblast, gubernia, and uyezd boundaries; towns and villages; place names; roads; and rivers and lakes. Includes indexed lists of political subdivisions, including those of Ufu Gubernia, Orenburg Gubernia, the lands of the Orenburg Kazakh Host, Turgai Oblast, the Steppe Kyrgyz Bukeevskaia Horde, and Uralsk Oblast.
There are nine uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political divisions in Siberia for the years 1829 to 1952, with the bulk concentrated in the period 1935-52.
There are two uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political divisions in Kamchatka Krai from 1944, two administrative maps of Primorskii Krai for the years 1957 and 1958, and three of Sakhalin Oblast for the years 1945 to 1959.
There are thirteen uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political division in Belarus for the years 1935 to 1967. One is described below.
Administratsyinia Karta Belaruskai S.S.S.R. (MInsk: Belaruskai Kartografichnai Fabriki, V.K.T., 1935). Colored map. Scale 1:1,000,000. Filed under USSR -- Belorussian SSR -- Administrative -- 1935 -- 1:1,000,000 -- G.G.G.G.U.
Map of Belarus' political and administrative divisions in 1935. Map depicts state, republic, and raion boundaries; eight levels of inhabited settlements; single and double track railroads; highways and unimproved roads; telegraph-telephone lines; rivers and river landings; place names; and vegetation by coloring and hachures.
There are six uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political divisions in the former Moldavian S.S.R. for the period 1956-65. One is described below.
Moldavskaia SSR. (Moscow: GUGK, 1956). Colored map. Scale 1:600,000. Filed under USSR -- Moldavian SSR -- Administrative -- 1956 -- 1:600,000 -- GUGK
Soviet-era map of the Moldavian S.S.R's administrative and political divisions from the mid 1950s. Map depicts cities, towns, and villages; place names; state, republic, oblast, and raion boundaries; railroads; main and secondary roads; rivers and lakes; steamship courses; ports; swamps; gardens and vineyards; and relief by spot heights. Includes legend. Includes indexed list forty-six (46) raions and raion centers.
There are twenty-seven uncataloged maps depicting administrative and political divisions in Ukraine. They span the years 1755 to 1965, but are concentrated within the period 1925-65. Two are described below.
Shkil'na Mapa Ukrainskoi Sotsiialistichnoi Radians'koi Respubliki. ([Kiev]: Golovnogo Komitetu Sotsiial'nogo Vikhovannia Naradn'ogo Komisariiaty Osviti, 1922). Typo-lithograph, colored. Scale 1:1,050,000. Filed under USSR -- Ukraine -- 1922 -- 1:1,050,000 -- S. Khurhin
1922 school map, in Ukrainian, depicting the administrative divisions of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic. Map depicts gubernia and district borders; cities, towns, and villages; place names; double and single track railroads; highways; rivers; and relief by hachures. Includes indexed list of twelve gubernias, with figures for area in versts, population (by thousands), and number of counties. Includes legend. Map published the year Ukraine was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union.
Reichskommissariat Ukraine. Ukraine Westblatt. ([Kiev?]: Herausgegeben W. Bfh. Ukraine 1a/Mess., 1943). Offset print, colored. Scale 1:1,100,000. Filed under USSR -- Ukraine -- 1943 -- 1:1,000,000 -- W. Bfh. Ukraine
German map showing Ukraine's administrative divisions under Nazi occupation in 1943. Shows boundaries of the Reichskommissariat Ukraine, Generalbezirken, and raions; single and double track railroads; highways and roads; rivers; inundated lands; cities, towns, and villages; and place names.
All set maps depicting administrative and political subdivisions in Russia and the former Soviet Union have been cataloged.