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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

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