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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My review of the disposition of Soviet adoption cases suggests that, at least when it came to the civil branch of the Supreme Court of the USSR, that framework was much more than a Potemkinesque front.
"There were Catholics and Orthodox with me there and I was like their bishop," Slipyj said, presenting a map of the USSR on which all the Gulag camps were marked: some of them he had experienced personally.
Beyond his relationship to the USSR there was the question of Aragon's personal repudiation in his public behavior of positions that emerge clearly from his creative work.
Features of circulation of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) virus among small mammals in the European USSR. Arch Virol 1983;75:313-6.
In September 1973, the State Committee for Science and Technology of the USSR Council of Ministers approved the General State System of Documentation (EGSD).
And in the wake of the USSR's collapse, the vigilance with which this stockpile was once guarded has deteriorated precipitously.
He speaks of farm and water problems, population growth, and the fact that the 20%-45% of USSR public spending that formerly went to this, the poorest region of the former Soviet empire, was cut off in 1992 and concludes that "Central Asia is poised for a disaster inconceivable to us wealthy Americans.
Sergei Shapkhaev, a Buryat representative to the USSR Congress of People's Deputies who has worked incessantly for Baikal protection, would be project coordinator.
In the absence of up-to-date production and export figures from China, Turkey and the Former USSR, it is extremely difficult to make a more or less justified guess about world production and exports of black tea in 1992.
In this connection, a more appropriate title for the book would have been Management in the Socialist Countries: USSR, Poland and related areas.
From the point of view of international law, the facts are clear: the September 9 coup was a direct consequence of the declaration of war on Bulgaria by the USSR on September 5, 1944 and the subsequent entry of Soviet troops into the territory neutral to the USSR.
Shafiyev added that according to the Constitution of the USSR, only 15 Soviet republics had the right to leave the Soviet Union.