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  Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Who we are   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ) was founded in 1970 as a coalition of local grassroots "action" councils supporting freedom for Jews in the Soviet Union.
As the Soviet Jewry movement gathered steam in the 1970s, more councils were formed, more individuals became involved, and UCSJ grew to become the largest independent grassroots Soviet Jewry movement in the world.
Copyright 2005 by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union.
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  Soviet Union information - Search.com
The Soviet Union was created and expanded as a union of Soviet republics formed within the territory of the Russian Empire abolished by the Russian Revolution of 1917 followed by the Russian Civil War of 1918-1920.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian (colloquially known as Bolshevist Russia), Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of the European continent and the northern portion of the Asian continent.
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  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Soviet industry was owned and managed by the state, and agricultural land was divided into state farms, collective farms, and small, privately held plots.
Soviet foreign policy, long hampered by the hostility of the nations of Europe and America and by pervasive mutual distrust, was carried out first by Georgi Chicherin and from 1930 by Maxim M. Litvinov.
In the technological race between the Soviet Union and the West (principally the United States), the USSR exploded (1953) a hydrogen bomb; announced (1957) the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles; orbited (1957) the first artificial earth satellite (called Sputnik); and in 1961 sent Yuri Gagarin in the first manned orbital flight.
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  Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Soviet Union became the primary model for future Communist states during the Cold War; the government and the political organization of the country were defined by the only permitted political party, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian (colloquially known as Bolshevist Russia), Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of the European continent and the northern portion of the Asian continent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soviet_Union   (7011 words)

  
 Economy of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Soviet Union forged the modern world's first centrally planned economy; and from a notably undeveloped position at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Soviet economy developed into the second largest producer of industrial goods in the world after that of the United States.
According to Soviet reports, roughly 110 million Soviet workers took part in discussions in the final period of state planning in the late-1980s and early-1990s (even though such participation was mostly limited to a rubber-stamping of prepared statements during huge pre-staged meetings).
Organized on a large scale and highly mechanized, the Soviet Union was one of the world's leading producers of cereals, although bad harvests (as in 1972 and 1975) necessitated imports and slowed the economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_the_Soviet_Union   (2587 words)

  
 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series / Soviet Union / Appendix C
The Soviet Union claimed that the creation of the Warsaw Pact was in direct response to the inclusion of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) in NATO in 1955.
The Soviet Union was unable to conceal the fact that the alliance served as the ultimate mechanism for its control of Eastern Europe.
The Soviet Union resorted to occasional propaganda offensives, accusing West Germany of revanchism and aggressive intentions in Eastern Europe, to remind its allies of their ultimate dependence on Soviet protection and to reinforce the Warsaw Pact's cohesion against the attraction of good relations with the West.
memory.loc.gov /frd/cs/soviet_union/su_appnc.html   (6968 words)

  
 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Russia was by far the largest Republic the Soviet Union dominating in nearly all land area population economic output and political The territory of the Soviet Union also and in its most recent times approximately to that of the late Imperial Russia with notable exclusions of Poland and Finland.
Soviet Union joined the League of Nations in 1934 but was expelled in 1939 amid the start of the Winter War.
Soviet foreign policy played a major role the tenor of international relations for nearly four decades and the Union had official relations with the majority the nations of the world by the 1980s.
www.freeglossary.com /Soviet_Union   (1862 words)

  
 ICL - Soviet Union (Former~) - Constitution
The Soviet state is organized and functions on the principle of democratic centralism, namely the electiveness of all bodies of state authority from the lowest to the highest, their accountability to the people, and the obligation of lower bodies to observe the decisions of higher ones.
The Procurator-General of the USSR is appointed by the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and is responsible and accountable to it and, between sessions of the Supreme Soviet, to the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
The State Emblem of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is a hammer and sickle on a globe depicted in the rays of the sun and framed by ears of wheat, with the inscription "Workers of All Countries, Unite!" in the languages of the Union Republics.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/r100000_.html   (10400 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Soviet Union
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
In the 1970s, the Soviet Union achieved rough nuclear parity with the United States, and surpassed it by the end of that decade with the deployment of the SS-18 missile.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian Federation claimed to be the legal successor to the Soviet Union on the international stage despite its loss of superpower status.
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 Soviet Union - Memory Alpha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Soviet Union (more properly known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was a nation-state that existed in Earth's 20th century, stretching across Europe and Asia.
The Soviet Union was ruled by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was formed after a number of Bolshevik revolutions and a civil war in what was then Russia.
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 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The USSR was born and expanded as a union of Soviet republics formed within the territory of the Russian Empire abolished by the Russian Revolution of 1917 followed by the Russian Civil War of 1918–1921.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian (colloquially known as Bolshevist Russia), Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of the European continent and the northern portion of the Asian continent.
www.tocatch.info /en/Soviet_Union.htm   (7093 words)

  
 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Yad L'Yad
Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Yad L'Yad
It includes gaining perspective a chance to perform mitzvot (commandments), to enrich their own lives through a sense of unity and to document and advocate against antisemitic incidents throughout the FSU on a personal level.
Copyright 2007 by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union.
www.fsumonitor.com /yad.shtml   (310 words)

  
 Soviet Union
The Cold War: The Rise And Fall Of The Soviet Union (Rise And Fall Of The Soviet Union) (Library)
Focuses on Soviet politics in the period between the end of World War II and the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), known as the Cold War.
Discusses the Soviet Union s involvement in World War II, from their non-aggression pact with Germany to their subsequent invasion and eventual defeat, highlighting the hardships endured by the Soviet people during the war years.
www.generationelection.org /soviet-union.htm   (314 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Country profiles | Timeline: Soviet Union
1924 - Soviet Union adopts constitution based on the dictatorship of the proletariat and stipulating the public ownership of land and the means of production; Lenin dies and is replaced by Joseph Stalin.
Although a Soviet counter-offensive saves Moscow, by June 1942 the Germans were on the gates of Stalingrad (now called Volgograd) and close to the Caucasus oil fields.
1945 - Soviet Union and the Allies reach understanding on postwar spheres of influence in Europe during the Yalta and Postdam summit conferences.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1112551.stm   (1455 words)

  
 The Soviet Union Disintegrates
In the Soviet Union it was the central government that was doing the investing, not only in the military but also in social programs, including spending money to keep bread available and at a low price, while money to modernize manufacturing was often lacking.
In the Soviet Union, public mistrust of nuclear plants dashed hopes of nuclear energy as an inexpensive source of power, and plans were laid instead for building new natural gas pipelines.
He spoke of the infant mortality rate in the Soviet Union being higher than in many African countries, of the average life span in the Soviet Union being four to eight years less than it was in developed nations.
www.fsmitha.com /h2/ch33.htm   (6792 words)

  
 Purges and Hysteria in the Soviet Union
By 1933 the Soviet Union had lost forty-five percent of its cattle, two-thirds of its sheep and goats and half its horses.
Communist parties outside the Soviet Union pulled their membership out of reformist unions and other organizations and began organizing alone, hoping to benefit from increased visibly and by putting themselves at the forefront of the assault against capitalism.
By 1934, the Soviet Union had completed its collectivization of agriculture, and many Party members believed that it was time for reconciliation and a move closer to the communist ideal of happiness and liberty for all.
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 Joseph Stalin killer file
The USSR, a union of the Russian, Belorussian, Ukrainian, and Transcaucasian republics, is established in December 1922.
Japan and the Soviet Union sign the Japanese-Soviet Neutrality Pact on 13 April, removing the threat to the Soviets of invasion by Japan.
Soviet citizens repatriated from wartime detention in foreign prisons and work camps are deemed to be traitors and are executed or deported to Soviet prison camps.
www.moreorless.au.com /killers/stalin.html   (4651 words)

  
 10/29/02 - My Time with Soviet Economics
The Soviet Union wasted its resources because the success indicator for Soviet managers allowed them to be successful even though their output was poorly related to the needs of users.
The Soviet manager’s success indicator was a measure of gross output, such as weight, quantity, square feet, or surface area.
Soviet planners served primarily as supply agents for enterprises, endeavoring to supply the enterprises with sufficient inputs to fulfill their gross output targets.
www.vdare.com /roberts/soviet_economy.htm   (1708 words)

  
 SOVIET UNION
For example, Soviet officials announced in November 1987 that they were eliminating the system of exile as a form of punishment, and that certain articles would be removed from the penal code.
Soviet authorities also claimed that they would move special psychiatric hospitals from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to that of the Ministry of Justice.
As the Soviet ethnic situation evolves, the administration will need to devote attention to the increasingly complex, important and difficult nationalities issue across the span of ethnic and national groups in the Soviet Union.
www.hrw.org /reports/1989/WR89/Soviet.htm   (4287 words)

  
 Soviet Union - Wikinfo
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR or Soviet Union; Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, SSSR written in the Cyrillic alphabet as СССР) was a communist-ruled union with a single-party system that existed from 1922 until 1991.
The Soviet Union was the successor state of the Russian Empire but was smaller as a result of the independence of Poland, Finland and the Baltic States.
Under Premier Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union emerged from the World War II as a major world power with a territory including the Baltic States and a significant portion of the territory of pre-war Poland together with a substantial sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Soviet_Union   (1939 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Soviet Union [USSR] - Iran and Iraq | Soviet Union or USSR Information Resource
Iraqi relations with the Soviet Union became strained in the late 1970s after discovery of an Iraqi communist party plot to overthrow the leadership and because the Soviet Union was backing Ethiopian attempts to suppress the Iraqi-supported Eritrean insurgency.
The hope of the Soviet Union had been to act as the broker of the Iran-Iraq conflict, much as it acted in the 1965 IndianPakistani conflict and as it attempted to do during the SomaliEthiopian conflict of 1977-78.
The ceasefire benefited the Soviet Union in that it relieved the Soviet Union from protecting Iraq from military defeat, a defeat that would have demonstrated to the Arab world and to the Third World generally that Soviet leaders were insufficiently committed to states that had signed treaties of friendship and cooperation with the Soviet Union.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/soviet-union/soviet-union293.html   (645 words)

  
 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Red field is symbolism of the blood that has been spilt by workers the world over in the fight for their emancipation, and was directly inherited from the red banner flown at the Paris Commune; the original and hitherto “base” symbol of a worker’s government flag.
It seems to be a soviet national flag flipped and rotated (following the US practice for hanging flags), showing the reverse and on it the hammer-and-sickle emblem, which, according to the relevant legislation, should not be there (only on the obverse).
The state emblem of the Soviet Union (corresponding to a coat of arms) had the Earth superimposed by the hammer and sicle.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/su.html   (667 words)

  
 Soviet Union - dKosopedia
The Soviet Union was a country whose official name was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or U.S.S.R. It was created after World War I out of the remnants of the Russian Empire, and it was the first country in the world to be based on the economic principles of Karl Marx.
Russia occupies about 80% of the territory of the former Soviet Union, and is considered to be its sucessor.
The increasing economic complexity in the late 20th century added to the troubles in the Soviet Union, creating a shortage economy as Gosplan (the planning agency) had to struggle to manage the sprawling nation's resources.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Soviet_Union   (436 words)

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