AOL Web Search

  1. About 68,400,000 search results
  1. Web results:
  2. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev closes his resignation speech after delivering it at the Kremlin in Moscow on Dec. 25, 1991. After 74 years, the Soviet Union was dissolved, breaking into 15 countries.

  3. Dissolution of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia

    The dissolution of the Soviet Union [a] was the process of internal disintegration within the Soviet Union (USSR), which resulted in the end of the country as a sovereign state and its federal government, which in turn resulted in its 15 constituent republics gaining full independence on 26 December 1991.

  4. Soviet Union - Cold War, Communism, Collapse | Britannica

    Soviet Union. Soviet Union - Cold War, Communism, Collapse: Stalin died a slow, angry, and painful death on March 5, 1953. He had suffered a stroke after retiring on the night of March 1–2, but this was not perceived until the morning because of his concern for personal security. The top leadership gathered around his bedside, but he could ...

  5. What Was the USSR and Which Countries Were in It? - ThoughtCo

    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Lasted From 1922–1991. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (also known as the USSR or the Soviet Union) consisted of Russia and 14 surrounding countries. The USSR's territory stretched from the Baltic states in Eastern Europe to the Pacific Ocean, including the majority of northern Asia and portions ...

  6. List of leaders of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia

    List of leaders of the Soviet Union. Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, key figures in the history of the Soviet Union, are often misunderstood due to the complexity of their political ideologies and actions. Lenin is viewed by supporters as a champion of socialism and the working class, but critics accuse him of establishing a totalitarian ...

  7. Government of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia

    The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the executive and administrative organ of the highest body of state authority, the All-Union Supreme Soviet. It was formed on 30 December 1922 and abolished on 26 December 1991. The government was headed by a chairman, most commonly referred to as the premier of the Soviet ...

  8. 100 Years Since the Birth of the Soviet Union, in Pictures

    A rose-colored view of a Soviet Union globally respected, thriving and content has become part of Mr. Putin’s ideology in the war, driving a nostalgia for empire that the Kremlin’s propaganda ...

  9. Communist Party USA - Wikipedia

    With the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev and his effort to radically alter the Soviet economic and political system from the mid-1980s, the Communist Party finally became estranged from the leadership of the Soviet Union itself. In 1989, the Soviet Communist Party cut off major funding to the American Communist Party due to its opposition to glasnost ...

  10. Joseph Stalin | Biography, World War II, Death, & Facts

    Joseph Stalin (born December 18 [December 6, Old Style], 1878, Gori, Georgia, Russian Empire [see Researcher’s Note] —died March 5, 1953, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.) secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–53) and premier of the Soviet state (1941–53), who for a quarter of a century dictatorially ruled the Soviet Union and transformed it into a major world power.

  11. ソビエト連邦 - Wikipediaソビエト連邦

    英語表記の正式名称は、 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 、通称は Soviet Union 、略称はUSSRが用いられる。 日本語 表記では「 ソビエト社会主義共和国連邦 」が用いられる。