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Although initially Russian cartography could not glory in original work - the "Atlas Marxa " (1905), for example, is merely a translation of Debes' Neuer Handatlas - the large Atlas Mira ("World Atlas", 1954, 2nd ed. 1967, 3rd 1999), with some 200,000 names, also in English translation of the last two editions as "The World Atlas", meant a very special achievement. A similar Russian project Bolshoi Sovietskii Atlas Mira , intented to be the most comprehensive atlas of modern times, remained with two out of three planned volumes (1937/39) incomplete owing to wartime.
- Novikova, T.G. (exec. editor) a.o.: The World Atlas. 3rd ed. Federal Service of Geodesy and Cartography of Russia. Moscow, 1999. ISBN 5-85120-055-3.
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