Soviet Union


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Soviet Union

a former federal republic in E Europe and central and N Asia: the revolution of 1917 achieved the overthrow of the Russian monarchy and the Soviet Union (the USSR) was established in 1922 as a Communist state. It was the largest country in the world, occupying a seventh of the total land surface. The collapse of Communist rule in 1991 was followed by declarations of independence by the constituent republics and the consequent break-up of the Soviet Union.
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Corporations and accounting firms moving into East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia and Albania face even bigger problems than those in the Soviet Union do.
2 billion joint venture, the largest ever between the United States and the Soviet Union, to build a western Siberia petrochemical complex.
The treaty posed a challenge to Finland's desire for neutrality as the country tried to balance its relations with the Soviet Union and function as a neutral country between East and West.
The problem is that even in the mid-1990s, some Russian first-graders already considered the Soviet Union to have been nothing more than an inscription on a cosmonaut's helmet.
Several decades later, the collapse of the Soviet Union was another success for the West, particularly the United States.
While cruising through a Soviet Union in its death throes, Nadelson confesses that she too is gripped by a sort of ostalgie.
Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan inherited warheads when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991 but have since transferred those weapons to Russia.
By providing advanced technology first to the Soviet Union, then to China, the West has helped to shift the balance of military power against itself.
The Soviet Union successfully tests an atom bomb, becoming the world's second nuclear power.
Communists backed by the Soviet Union take over Bulgaria, Albania, and East Germany.
The Soviet Union and the United States knew they couldn't fight each other directly, so their battles--both for popularity and for territory--took place elsewhere.
Yerevan's ballet was considered by many to be one of the best in the Soviet Union after those in Leningrad and Moscow.