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  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - MSN Encarta
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), the original Communist dictatorship, the West’s principal adversary in the post-1945 hostility of the Cold War, and a dominant force in international affairs until its collapse in 1991.
The Soviet Union was formed in December 1922 as a federal union of the RSFSR and those neighboring areas under its military occupation or ruled by branches of the communist movement.
The Soviet Union, as heir to the former territory of the Russian Empire, was exceptionally diverse in its national composition.
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 International Water Law Project | Documents Concerning Europe |
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Ukrain Soviet Socialist Republics and Yugoslavia
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Norway and Finland
Protocol concerning amendments to the Regulations of 24 April 1947 for the regulation of Lake Inari in connection with the use of the Niskakoski Dam and to the Protocol of 29 April 1954 concerning amendments to paragraph 2 of the said Regulations.
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The climate of the republics that formerly constituted the Soviet Union is characterized by temperature extremes.
The procurator-general appointed the procurators of the union republics, autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts, autonomous okrugs and krays, and approved the appointment, by the procurators of these administrative subdivisions, of the procurators of rural and urban rayons.
Soviet fleets began to operate in most of the world’s prime ocean-fishing areas, and fish farming was developed in erosion-control ponds and rural irrigation reservoirs and ditches.
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - MSN Encarta
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian, Soyuz Sovyetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), former multinational federal state of European and Asian peoples, established as a result of the Russian Revolution of November 1917, on the territory of the former Russian Empire.
Chronologically, Soviet history began on November 7, 1917, when the Russian Revolution culminated in the assumption of state power by the Congress of Soviets, led by the Bolshevik party under Lenin.
By its terms the separation of Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states from the Soviet Union was recognized, and the Soviet government was compelled to pay heavy indemnities to Germany.
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 ICL - Soviet Union (Former~) - Constitution
(1) The Council of Minister of the USSR shall be responsible and accountable to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and, between sessions of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, to the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
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 procurators of Union Republics, Autonomous Republics, Territories, Regions and Autonomous Regions are appointed by the Procurator-General of the USSR.
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Encyclopedia.com
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.
Cooperation between the USSR and the Western powers—already shaky during the war—ceased soon after the armistice, and relations between the Soviet Union and the United States (which emerged from the war as the two chief powers in the world) became increasingly strained, leading to the international tension of the cold war.
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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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Conservapedia
As a matter of fact, not one protest was sent by the Department of State against the Soviet Union despite her absorption of Sinkiang and Outer Mongolia, while at the same time, Japan was censured for stationing troops in China.
The Soviet Union eventually imploded after a series of economic and political reforms known as Glasnost and perestroika introduced by the last Chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Mikhail Gorbachov, in the 1980s.
The USSR was formally dissolved in 1991 by Boris Yeltsin.
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — Infoplease.com
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Early Years - Early Years The USSR was the successor state to the Russian Empire (see Russia) and the short-lived...
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: The Gorbachev Era - The Gorbachev Era Brezhnev died in 1982 and was replaced by Yuri Andropov, the recent head of the...
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: The Brezhnev Era - The Brezhnev Era In a well-prepared and bloodless move by CPSU leaders, Khrushchev was ousted from...
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a nation-state that existed in Earth's 20th century, stretching across Europe and Asia.
In an alternate timeline created during the Temporal Cold War, the USSR was never formed, because of the mysterious assassination of Vladimir Lenin in 1916.
Whether the USSR was reconstituted as a nation-state prior to the formation of United Earth or afterwards as some type of administrative region within United Earth is unknown.
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 Constitution Of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The Soviet of the Union is elected by the citizens of the U.S.S.R. voting by election districts on the basis of on deputy for every 300,000 of the population.
The Soviet of the Union elects a Chairman of the Soviet of the Union and a Vice-Chairman.
The Supreme Soviet of a Union Republic elects the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union Republic, consisting of a President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union Republic, Vice- Presidents, a Secretary of the Presidium and members of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union Republic.
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 i. Russia (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Successor States). 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
Russia (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Successor States).
An amendment to the constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics granted separate commissariats for defense and for foreign affairs to each of the constituent republics.
In a series of governmental changes, President Michael Kalinin resigned because of ill health and was succeeded by the former trade union leader Nikolai Shvernik.
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
During their first decade in the new USSR, Mennonite leaders were preoccupied with helping their people adjust from being a special people with the privilege of self-government, to one of equality with the rest of the Soviet population, and to finding an acceptable future there, particularly by emphasizing Mennonite expertise in agriculture.
The majority of Mennonites were likely to remain in the USSR after their second century of sojourn in the Russian lands, but the challenges to new and younger leaders were certainly daunting.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, and the successor states are part of fifteen independent countries.
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As war broke out in 1939, the USSR was already having a border dispute with Japan, which motivated them to avoid a European war by signing the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact in 1939.
After the Balkan campaign, the USSR signed a neutrality pact in 1941 with Japan that was to last for five years.
The turning point in the war for the USSR was the battle at the city of Stalingrad.
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The Soviet Union was bounded by the sea along 70 percent of its border, but much of the coastline was either frozen for part of the year or lacked good harbor facilities.
Republic or regional congresses elected deputies to the all-union congress of the Communist party of the Soviet Union.
In August 1991 Gorbachev and leaders of seven of the Soviet Union's constituent republics were scheduled to sign a treaty to decentralize power and change the country's name to the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics, but an attempted political coup prevented adoption of the treaty and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
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 UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS USSR's SWASTIKA RUSSIAN Fascism Nazism, Socialism, Communism Stalin Hitler Mao ...
Soviet Socialists and German Socialists also saw that the swastika was adopted by American soldiers in the 45th Infantry Division and in the Escadrille Lafayette Americaine during World War I and adorned American soldiers' shoulder patches, flags and planes used in the fight against Germany.
The Soviet swastika was unusual to most swastikas (but the same as the German swastika) due to these features: it was 45 degrees to the horizontal (in a diamond shape), it was pointed clockwise, it was squared at its corners, and it was proportionally the same as the swastika used later by German National Socialists.
On official badges, the Soviet Swastika was yellow on a red background, mimicking the other socialist symbol, the hammer and sickle (Russian: серп и молот, "serp i molot" (serpent and mallet?)), a symbol that also developed in the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
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 Soviet Union information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 determination whether a particular activity is a "commercial activity" would be made, for purposes of ascertaining whether an individual resident of the Soviet Union qualified under subparagraph (a) for exemption from tax, in accordance with the principles set forth in Rev. Rul.
Pursuant to the exchange of letters between the Soviet Union and the United States, it is agreed that the exemption accorded researchers and teachers shall extend to journalists and correspondents with respect to compensation received from abroad for periods not exceeding two years.
It is intended that where a resident of the Soviet Union qualifies for exemption under subparagraph (d) of paragraph 1, and under section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code, the more favorable exemption is to be applied, but not both at the same time.
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U.S.S.R. (“CCCP” in the Russian alphabet): The largest group of nations ever to form a single nation, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics encompassed one-sixth of the total land surface of the Earth.
The total land area of the union was 22,402,076 square kilometres, creating a single frontier that spanned a distance greater than the entire length of the Earth's equator.
By 1946 the Soviet Union was comprised of 15 soviet federated socialist republics (S.F.S.R.), including 6 territories, 123 regions, 20 autonomous republics, 8 autonomous regions and 10 autonomous districts.
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 Former USSR Travel Overview - World Travel, Weather and News, World Travel Photos
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), also called the Soviet Union, was a state in much of the northern region of Eurasia that existed from 1922 until 1991.
Russia was by far the largest Republic in the Soviet Union, dominating in nearly all respects: land area, population, economic output, and political influence.
The territory of the Soviet Union also varied, and in its most recent times approximately corresponded to that of the late Imperial Russia, with notable exclusions of Poland and Finland.
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 Russian History
In 1922 the RSFSR unites with Ukraine, Belorussia and Transcaucasia in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The USSR is a federal communist dictatorship lead by the Kommunisticeskaja Partija Sovetskogo Sojuza [bol'seviki] (Communist Party of the Soviet Union [bolshevists], KPSSb).
BreZnev dies in 1982 and is succeeded by Juri Vladimirovic Andropov (1982-84), Konstantin Ustinovic Cernenko (1984-85) and Michail Sergeevic Gorbacev.
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 The Avalon Project : Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union ...
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,
Protocol to the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Prevention of Incidents on and Over the High Seas Signed May 25, 1972
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, herein referred to as the Parties,
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 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.
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 BBC - h2g2 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The impact of these and other socialist writings were to affect Russia and indeed the rest of world for most of the 20th Century.
Unlike most other republics where the leader is the President or some other elected representative is the obvious leader of the country, in the USSR, the Communist Party was supreme.
The only leader of the Soviet Union not to be born under the Tsars was to eventually become inadvertently the architect that dismantled the mighty Union.
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 onlinefx destination guide to russia
Formerly the dominant republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russia is now an independent country and an influential member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, since the Union's dissolution in December 1991.
During the Soviet era, Russia was officially called the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
After the breakup of the USSR, Russia's global role was greatly diminished compared to that of the former Soviet Union.
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