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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or otherwise known as the Soviet Union or the USSR was the first Socialist Republic ever established, due to the October Revolution of 1917. Governed by a single-party state, it was mainly a dictatorship. A union of several republics kept the nation going for two decades until its collapse. During the Great European War, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was signed with Nazi Germany, allowing the occupation of the Baltic Republics and a large portion of the Second Polish Republic.
Directly after the eruption of Yellowstone the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics were left mostly untouched for the first few years. However, due to polar ice caps melting northern territories such as Franz Josef Land, Novoya Zemlya, and much of the Kola Peninsula have been heavily flooded by rising water levels. Much of the population living in northern or coastal areas fled south down the Volga River in areas near the Moscow Oblast, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
Decades after the event temperature have started to plummet towards extreme lows in northern regions. Crop seasons are limited to less than two months in most areas. Rations are handed out during months where food shortages are assumed due to crop failure. Many farmers retreat to Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova to find fertile land. New territories in which crops are grown in concentration are unofficially nicknamed "Breadbasket Territories". Vasts amounts of farmland have been established and paid for by the government. Even with the effort of these agricultural zones, famine periods still commonly appear during the winter because of difficult transportation further within the mainland.
As more depend on the Soviet government for food during the famine periods, burglary highly increased within the Soviet Union. Many begin to steal or even kill others for food. The rising issue soon reaches the attention of the Soviet Stavka, which forms the Narodnoy Politsii (People's Police), lead by the Communist Party. Primarily made up of volunteers in smaller towns and villages across the country side, conscription often occurs during colder seasons.
In the late 30s and early 40s the Soviet Union has helped the German Invasion of Poland during the Great European War, acquiring large quantities of former territory that formerly belonged to the empire. During this time period great famine has hit Soviet Union, and many begin to protest against the Marxist-Leninist Bolshevik Party currently ruling the nation. Two years after the acquirement of Poland many nationalists begin to speak out against the government. Soldiers of the Red Army begin to defect and the population rise up in arms. Thus sparking the Second Russian Civil War.