A4-size, hardback atlas covering at various scales the whole of Russia, except for the northernmost part of Siberia, plus all the ex-Soviet Union countries in Europe and Asia. The European part of Russia west of the Volga, plus the Baltic States, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan are covered at 1:750,000, with the areas north and east of the river at 1:1,500,000. East of the Urals, the southern part of the country along the main centres of population is also presented at 1:1,500,000, with the areas north of it at 1:3,000,000. More detailed insets are provided for areas around main cities such as Vladivostok or Khabarovsk. The atlas also includes all five Central Asian countries at scales of 1:750,000, 1:1,500,000 or 1:3,000,000, according to the density of road network
Road detail distinguishes surfaced, unsurfaced and seasonal roads, and includes European and national road numbers. Many intermediate driving distances are marked and symbols indicate petrol stations, maintenance centres, and border checkpoints. High passes with seasonal access are indicated. Main railways, sea and river ferries, and canals are included.
Although there is no relief shading, there are some spot heights in higher regions and colours are used to distinguish land features such as swamps, forests, salt flats, seasonal lakes etc. Regional boundaries are indicated and varying text size is used to categorize towns and settlements according to population size. Additional thematic maps show time zones and administrative regions of Russia and neighbouring states. The distance table shows both distances within Russia and between Moscow and various European capitals.
All the place names are in Cyrillic alphabet only, and all additional information in Russian, but the map legend has English translation. Stanfords can provide free of charge a transliteration table of Cyrillic letters into Roman alphabet. An extensive, 77-page index includes a separate list of all the administrative regions of the country.