Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
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Flag of the Soviet Union Coat of arms of the Soviet Union
Flag Coat of Arms
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (orthographic projection)
Location of USSR
Capital Moscow
Largest city Moscow
Other cities Stalingrad


The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics abbreviated to USSR or the Soviet Union is a constitutionally socialist nation which was founded in 1922, it is ruled as a Communist single party state. It is a union of 15 sub-national Soviet Republics and several space Soviets and orbital autonomous socialist zones. In practice, the Soviet Union was highly centralized until recent reforms. The largest ethnic group, the Russians, have political, cultural and economic control over the Union. However, an increasing amount of ethnic minorities are seeking greater say in their republics. The Soviet Union is the largest nation by area and the fourth largest by population.


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Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev


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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

The current leader of the Soviet Union is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
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Staraya Square, Moscow, Russian SFSR


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The two major economic policy makers of the USSR, Lenin (left) created the NEP while Stalin (right) created the planned economy

Foreign policy and military

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The Soviet Union is one of the most important nations in the world and is the leader of the Eastern Bloc nations which are centered around the Eastern European nation.

Science and Technology


Early underground Soviet Moon Base


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Pomerki child sanatorium in Kharkov. Summer 1950

Culture and Lifestyle


Eduard Khil was a beloved Soviet crooner who won sudden international stardom two years ago when a 1976 video of him singing "trololo" instead of the song's censored words became a global Internet hit.

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