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  2. Republics of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia

    e. The Republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the Union Republics (Russian: Сою́зные Респу́блики, tr. Soyúznye Respúbliki) were national-based administrative units of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). [1] The Soviet Union was formed in 1922 by a treaty between the Soviet republics of ...

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  3. History of the Soviet Union (1964–1982) - Wikipedia

    The history of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, referred to as the Brezhnev Era, covers the period of Leonid Brezhnev 's rule of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). This period began with high economic growth and soaring prosperity, but gradually significant problems in social, political, and economic areas accumulated, so that ...

  4. History of the Russian Federation - Wikipedia

    Upon the Soviet Union's collapse, the new Russian government was forced to manage the huge state enterprise sector inherited from the Soviet economy.Privatization was carried out by the State Committee for State Property Management of the Russian Federation under Anatoly Chubais with the primary goal being to transform the formerly state-owned enterprises into profit-seeking businesses, which ...

  5. Communist Party of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia

    The CPSU was the sole governing party of the Soviet Union until 1990 when the Congress of People's Deputies modified Article 6 of the 1977 Soviet Constitution, which had previously granted the CPSU a monopoly over the political system. The party's main ideology was Marxism-Leninism .

  6. Soviet Union in World War II - Wikipedia

    On 23 August 1939 the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact with Germany which included a secret protocol that divided Eastern Europe into German and Soviet "spheres of influence", anticipating potential "territorial and political rearrangements" of these countries. [2] Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, starting World War II.

  7. The Wars of the Soviet Union - The History Guy

    The term “Soviet Union” was the shortened phrase for the official name of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The Soviet Union was ruled by the Soviet Commuist Party, which took power in the bloody Russian Revolution during World War One. The Communists were then known as the Bolsheviks.

  8. Soviet Union–United States relations - Wikipedia–United...

    Soviet and American troops meet in April 1945, east of the Elbe River. The American Russian Cultural Association (Russian: Американо–русская культурная ассоциация) was organized in the United States in 1942 to encourage cultural ties between the Soviet Union and U.S., with Nicholas Roerich as honorary ...

  9. Fall of the Soviet Union | Timeline, Causes & Effects

    The Soviet Union, or, more officially, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a powerful empire that lasted from 1922 to 1991. Spread out over nearly 1/6th of the world's total land ...

  10. The Soviet Union | Countries, Leaders & Collapse - Video ...

    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or the Soviet Union, has played a monumental part in 20th-century world history. Since its creation in 1922, the Soviet Union has been at the center of ...