Great Russian Encyclopedia
The Great Russian Encyclopedia (Russian: Большая российская энциклопедия or БРЭ, transliterated as Bolshaya rossiyskaya entsiklopediya or academically as Bolšaja rossijskaja enciklopedija) is a new universal Russian encyclopedia in 30 volumes, published since 2004 by Bolshaya Rossiyskaya Entsiklopediya publisher. It is released under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences after President Vladimir Putin signed a presidential decree №1156 on 2002.
The first, introductory volume, released in 2004 is dedicated to Russia, it is planned to re-release each five years. There were 20 volumes released between 2005 and 2012, covering the range from "A" to "Монголо-татарское нашествие" (Mongol invasion of Rus').
- "GRE in 30 volumes" (in Russian). GRE official website. 2006. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- Official website (Russian)
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