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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


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  • proper n. A confederation of Communist states led by Russia from 1922 to 1991.

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  • n. 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


Translation of Russian Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik) (Wiktionary)


  • Like Golovko, Grushavoy had come to manhood in a nation called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and had been educated to be a believer in Marxism-Leninism, but he'd gradually come to see that, although the path to political power had required worshiping at that godless altar, the god there had been a false one.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • Canadian prosecutors said those documents were "useful to a foreign power, namely the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics."

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  • Throughout late August and September, the constituent republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics broke loose and declared independence.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • One who is the most powerful person on earth — at least that peculiar portion of earth, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, formerly the Russian Empire — with his armies of spies, eavesdroppers, bootlicks from whose million-eyed gaze nothing escapes deadly scrutiny.


  • I seem to recall that the USSR was an abbreviation for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and that every nation within that Union was named the Soviet Socialist Republic of Lithuania, or Latvia, or Estonia, etc.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Wishful Linguistics

  • Two weeks later Poland was attacked not by Russia but by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics which includes Ukraine SSR and Belorus SSR.athEIstQuote

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Not a May Day Parade

  • The wording of the agreement was simplicity itself, only 171 words, including: 1. All the restrictions imposed since March 1, 1948, by the government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on communication, transportation and trade between Berlin and the Western zones of Germany and between the Eastern Zone and the Western zones will be removed on May 12, 1949 . . .

    Daring Young Men

  • And, how appropriate that the show trials already seem like something that could easily fit into the mindset of old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics!

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 761 F.2d 30, 373 7th Cir.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Senator Cornyn’s “Daily Question” for Judge Sotomayor:

  • There was an episode of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' entitled "The Jingle Bells Affair" which concerned the visit to America by Chairman Georgi Koz of an unnamed country similar to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

    Archive 2009-03-08


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