Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Commonly called Soviet Union or Russia
Abbr. USSR
A former country of northern Eurasia with coastlines on the Baltic and Black Seas and the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. Established by the union (1922) of the Russian SFSR (proclaimed after the Russian Revolution of 1917) and various other soviet republics in the former Russian Empire, the USSR quickly became a totalitarian state under Communist rule. After the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the competing geopolitical ambitions of the USSR and its former Western allies led to the Cold War. In 1991, most of the constituent republics declared their independence, and the USSR was officially dissolved. Moscow was the capital.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

n
(Placename) the official name of the former Soviet Union

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.Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern AsiaUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics - 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
Tarybų Socialistinių Respublikų Sąjunga
Sovyet Sosyalist Cumhuriyetler Birliği

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

n (formerly)Union f des républiques socialistes soviétiquesunion shop n entreprise où tous les travailleurs doivent être syndiqués

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

nUnione f delle Repubbliche Socialiste Sovietiche
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