Союз Советских Социалистических Республик
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Timeline: Russian America
Preceded by 1922-1991 Succeeded by
Flag of Russia Flag of Russia (1991-1993)
Flag of the Soviet Union Coat of arms of the Soviet Union
Flag State Emblem
Map of the Soviet Union (Russian America)
Republics of the Soviet Union.

Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Russian)
("Workers of the world, unite!")

(and largest city)
Other cities Dalny, Kiev, Leningrad, Tashkent
Language Russian
Government Single-party state
  legislature Supreme Soviet
Currency Ruble

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Союз Советских Социалистических Республик, Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), commonly known as the Soviet Union (Советский Союз, Sovetskiy Soyuz) and abbreviated as the U.S.S.R. (С.С.С.Р., S.S.S.R.), was a former communist nation which existed between 1922 until its dissolution in December 1991.


The Soviet Union comprised of 18 Soviet Socialist Republics. Each comprised of a distinct ethnic group.