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  • abbr. Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic

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  • The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1917–1991), largest republic of the USSR.


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  • In November 1991, 53 percent agreed there was a “high probability that the RSFSR will break up into several independent states in the near future.”

    The Return

  • Security: Most Soviet ballistic-missile sites are on RSFSR soil.

    Yeltsin's Challenge

  • Population: 147 million in 1989 (51% of the U.S.S.R. total) Energy: The RSFSR is responsible for 70% of Soviet hard-coal production, 91% of crude petroleum, 75% of natural gas.

    Yeltsin's Challenge

  • Agriculture: RSFSR lands yield 54% of all Soviet potatoes, 52% of grain, 51% of milk.

    Yeltsin's Challenge

  • The RSFSR recognized Estonian and Latvian independence (Aug. 24).

    July 30-31

  • A partial Russian translation appeared as "Literatura i iskusstvo v RSFSR" ( "Literature and Art in the RSFSR"), Nezavisimaya gazeta, December 16, 1997, in the supplement Kulisa NG, No. 2, December 1997, pp. 4-5.

    The Arts in Russia Under Stalin

  • SEAL TEAM SEVEN SPECTER NUCFLASH PROLOGUE Friday, 20 February The Kremlin Moscow, RSFSR Jackboots crunched through the shards of glass and splintered masonry littering a floor once richly carpeted, now charred by blast and fire.


  • On March 25, 1988, Paruir Airikyan, a former political prisoner, was arrested and charged under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code ( "anti-Soviet slander").

    An Armenian in Prison

  • When one listens to the figures, these figures are really tremendous -- the comparisons with the production of 1922 in the Soviet Union, the comparisons of production in the RSFSR.


  • I suppose only professors are allowed to swear in the RSFSR. '

    The Heart Of A Dog


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