Southern Russia

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For another meaning, see South Russia (Russian Civil War).
Subdivisions of Russia

Southern Russia is an informal reference to may refer to the Southernmost territories of European Russia. Geographically it mostly belongs to the Pontic-Caspian steppe.

In modern Russian Federation it approximately encompasses the following federal units:[1]

  • Southern Federal District
  • Адыгея
  • Астраханская область
  • Волгоградская область
  • Калмыкия
  • Краснодарский край
  • Ростовская область
  • North Caucasian Federal District
  • Дагестан
  • Ингушетия
  • Кабардино-Балкария
  • Карачаево-Черкесия
  • Северная Осетия-Алания
  • Ставропольский край
  • Чечня

In significant part they overlap with the North Caucasus economic region and encroach into the Volga economic region (Astrakhan Oblast and Kalmykia).

Within Russian Empire, parts of modern Southeastern Ukraine were also included in the area.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ЮГ РОССИИ ИНФО South Russia portal