|Union of Soviet States
Союз Советских государств (Russian)
Союз Радянських держав (Ukrainian)
Саюз Савецкіх дзяржаў (Belarusian)
Кеңес мемлекеттер одағы (Kazakh)
|Anthem: "The Internationale"
(and largest city)
|Recognised regional languages||Chechen, Circassian, Tatar, Kalmyk, Buryat|
|•||Vice President||Viktor Yanukovych|
|•||Prime Minister||Alexander Lukashenko|
|•||Political Speaker||Nursultan Nazarbayev|
|•||Upper House||Union Assembly|
|•||Lower House||State Duma|
|Currency||Soviet ruble (
The Union of Soviet States (Russian: Союз Советских государств, Ukrainian: Союз Радянських держав, Belarusian: Саюз Савецкіх дзяржаў, Kazakh: Кеңес мемлекеттер одағы), also known as the Second Soviet Union or just Soviet Union as well as Vostokslavia (lit. "Land of the East Slavs" in Russian), is a country in Eastern Europe that consists of Soviet Russia, Soviet Ukraine, Soviet Belarus and Soviet Kazakhstan. It was formed in 1994, two years after the collapse of the original Soviet Union. It was formed when the presidents of the post-USSR Russia, Ukraine and Belarus decided to unite and form a second confederation to combat the western world.
The Soviet Union borders Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to the east, Romania to the south as well as the Black Sea and Kazakhstan to the west.
Significant differences exist between this Soviet Union, and the preceding country of the same name. While communist leaders such as Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx are still hailed as national heroes, the government of this union is evidently right-wing. The preceding Soviet Union also promoted Russian as an official language, and tried to culturally cleanse all other cultures. This one however, aims to protect Belarusian, Ukrainian and Kazakh cultures within the country. The government also protects and promotes Eastern Slavic Orthodoxy, while the preceding Soviet Union promoted atheism as a state religion.
Russia, Belarus and Ukraine are the founding member states. Kazakhstan had a referendum of whether to join, however the majority of Kazakhs, about 56% opted not to join. In order to solve this, the western part of Kazakhstan was integrated as Soviet Kazakhstan, while the western part remained independent.
The Soviet Union is currently one of the competing military powers of the world, having allies and puppet states in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
The major religions are Christianity - which the majority follows (Russian Orthodox and Ukrainian Orthodox Church), followed by Islam, Buddhism and Shamanism. While Russian is considered the de facto national language, the Soviet Union has four official languages, they are: Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Kazakh as the 1994 Soviet Constitution recognizes the language of each Soviet state to be granted with official government recognition.