Definitions for union of soviet socialist republics
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Un′ion of So′viet So′cialist Repub′lics(n.)
a former federal union of 15 constituent republics, in E Europe and N Asia, comprising the larger part of the earlier Russian Empire: dissolved in December 1991. 8,650,069 sq. mi. (22,402,200 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Cap.: Moscow. 1; Also called Soviet Union.; Abbr.: U.S.S.R., USSR
Soviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR(noun)
a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics(ProperNoun)
A confederation of Communist states led by Russia from 1922 to 1991.
Origin: Translation of Союз Советских Социалистических Республик
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