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Soviet Union

Soviet Union

n
(Placename) a former federal republic in E Europe and central and N Asia: the revolution of 1917 achieved the overthrow of the Russian monarchy and the Soviet Union (the USSR) was established in 1922 as a Communist state. It was the largest country in the world, occupying a seventh of the total land surface. The collapse of Communist rule in 1991 was followed by declarations of independence by the constituent republics and the consequent break-up of the Soviet Union. Official name: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Also called: Russia or Soviet Russia Abbreviation: USSR

Un′ion of So′viet So′cialist Repub′lics


n.
a former federal union of 15 constituent republics, in E Europe and N Asia, comprising the larger part of the earlier Russian Empire: dissolved in December 1991. 8,650,069 sq. mi. (22,402,200 sq. km). Cap.: Moscow. Also called Soviet Union. Abbr.: U.S.S.R., USSR
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Noun1.Soviet Union - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern AsiaSoviet Union - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
February Revolution, Russian Revolution - the revolution against the czarist government which led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917
October Revolution, Russian Revolution - the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
Russian - the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
razbliuto - the sentimental feeling you have about someone you once loved but no longer do
pirogi, piroshki, pirozhki - small fruit or meat turnover baked or fried
kvass - fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
kolkhoz - a collective farm owned by the communist state
Soviet Socialist Republic - one of the states that formerly made up the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991)
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia, Russia - formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
Caspian, Caspian Sea - a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world
Eurasia - the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
steppe - extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)
tovarich, tovarisch - a comrade (especially in Russian communism)
Isaac Stern, Stern - United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
balagan - a word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian); "it was utter and complete balagan!"
svoboda - (Russia) freedom
Translations
Sovětský svaz
Nõukogude Liit
Neuvostoliitto
Sovjetski Savez
Szovjetunió
Uni Soviet
ソヴェト連邦ソビエト連邦ソ連
Sovjetunionen
Sovjetunionen

Soviet Union

n the Soviet Unionl'Unione f Sovietica
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One of the diplomatic lessons learned during the Cold War between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was that, often, it is best to play both sides against each other.
We had a choice at one point of time when we could have opted for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics but we preferred the US instead,' he said.
This 'White Army' fought on for four more years, before its defeat and widespread executions and imprisonment in Siberia of its members, led to the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1922.
He narrated a story of the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that was preceded by the flooding of the politburo of the Communist Party by many under-achievers and failures in their various facets of life, who gave policy and programme directives to the state to implement.
Bulgaria was traditionally considered one of the main countries supplying pharmaceutical products toA the countries of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), including Azerbaijan, in the 1970s and 1980s,a the ambassador mentioned.
He competed for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the 4 x 100 meter relay competitions, and won the silver medal with his teammates Leonid Bartenev, Yuriy Konovalov and Edvin Ozolin.
I would like to remind Doronila that the Russian Federation is no longer the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) which ceased to exist a quarter century ago.
The holiday commemorates the date of Ukraine's Independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991.
Normal diplomatic relations were resumed on November 16, 1933, when President Franklin Roosevelt informed Soviet Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov that the United States recognized the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and wished to re-establish normal diplomatic relations.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was also a victim of the geo-political conditions and events at that time with the not-so-subtle prodding and maneuvers of the Anglo-American and Western European powers, i.
Turkey, the only NATO member represented at the Bandung conference, insisted that none of the newly independent states could avoid the influence of either the US or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) -- former Russia -- in the then bipolar world system.
Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which lasted nearly seven decades before dissolving in Dec.

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