USSR


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USSR

abbr.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

USSR

(formerly) abbreviation for
(Placename) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

U.S.S.R.

or USSR,

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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Noun1.USSR - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern AsiaUSSR - 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
SSSR
SNTL
Uni Soviet
USSR
Sovjetunionen
URSS
URSS
СРСРУРСР

USSR

N ABBR =Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsURSS f
in the USSRen la URSS, en la Unión Soviética

USSR

[ˌjuːɛsɛsˈɑːr] n abbr (formerly) (=Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) → URSS f

USSR

[ˌjuːɛsɛsˈɑːʳ] n abbr =Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsU.R.S.S. f
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