Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
or Soviet Union geographical name country 1922-91 E Europe & N Asia bordering on the Arctic & Pacific oceans & Baltic & Black seas; a union of 15 constituent republics capital Moscow area 8,649,512 square miles (22,402,236 square kilometers)

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  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — former country in E Europe & N Asia, extending from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea & from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific: formed in 1922 as a union of fifteen constituent republics, it was disbanded in 1991: 8,649,000 sq mi (22,401,000 sq km);… …   English World dictionary

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — a former federal union of 15 constituent republics, in E Europe and W and N Asia, comprising the larger part of the former Russian Empire: dissolved in December 1991. 8,650,069 sq. mi. (22,402,200 sq. km). Cap.: Moscow. Also called Russia, Soviet …   Universalium

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — 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 (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑Soviet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — Un′ion of So′viet So′cialist Repub′lics n. geg 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) …   From formal English to slang

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  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — (USSR/Russia).    The relationship between the USSR and Israel underwent substantial change over the years. The USSR and the Communist Party were opposed to Zionism, but in 1947, the Soviet Union s representative at the United Nations, Andrei… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — (USSR)    See Dissolution of the Soviet Union …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — noun the official name of the former Soviet Union. Abbrev.: USSR …   Australian English dictionary

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