Flag of the Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, abbreviated to USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR) and SU (Russian: СС, tr. SS) or shortened to the Soviet Union (Russian:Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovetskij Soyuz), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. It was governed as a single-party state by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital.[7] A union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The Soviet Union was once one of the major superpowers of the world, and has fought in a Cold War with its allies against the United States's allies.

Republics of the Soviet Union (1956-1991) Edit

  • Finnish SSR
  • Karelian SSR
  • Estonian SSR
  • Latvian SSR
  • Lithuanian SSR
  • Byelorussian SSR
  • Ukrainian SSR
  • Russian SSR
  • Georgian SSR
  • Ossetian SSR
  • Chechen SSR
  • Kalmyk SSR
  • Tatar SSR
  • Kazakh SSR
  • Tuvan SSR
  • Buryat SSR
  • Yakut SSR (Until 1990