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This study focused on meat production and meat consumption patterns in the former Soviet Union (the 15 republics and the oblasts within the RSFSR) for 1985 and 1988. These years were chosen because complete data sets existed for the former Soviet Union and they represented the time period before the Soviet demise. The Baltic republics both produced and consumed large quantities of meat relative to other regions. Among the Slavic republics, only the RSFSR was unable to produce the amount it consumed. The Caucasian republics could only supply, from local sources, the lower levels of their consumption. In Central Asian republics, both the pastoral Kazakhstan and Kirghinia had higher levels of both meat production and consumption while Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, and Turkmenia had lower levels. Within the RSFSR, the meat-exporting regions in both 1985 and 1988 were the better farming areas of Central Black Earth, Volga, North Caucasus, and West Siberia. The meat-importing regions were the predominantly urban Northern, Central, Urals, East Siberia, and the Far East. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Geography. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1992 .L454. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-04, page: 1544. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1992.