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see Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics
(USSR), Rus. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, former republic. It was established in 1922 and dissolved in 1991. The Soviet Union was the first state to be based on Marxist socialism (see also Marxism; communism).
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Abstract: Laurie Bernstein, "Communist Custodial Contests: Adoption Rulings in the USSR after the Second World War"
The USSR did not legally approve EGS-DOU, however, and VNIIDAD officials wish to revise it for current implementation.
According to William Potter, Director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in the former Soviet Union alone there have been seven documented cases of significant quantities of bomb-grade nuclear materials being stolen (as opposed to simply disappearing) since the USSR's collapse.
On top of that, the influence of Islamic Fundamentalism has increased with the collapse of the USSR, and continues to grow.
We met with political officials in President Yeltsin's office and with members of the USSR and Russian Federation Supreme Soviets and their advisors, laying the groundwork for adapting a regional zoning plan to the Russian legal system.
China's total crop (including green tea) for 1990 was estimated at 540,000 metric tons of which about 100,000 tons of black tea from the former USSR and Turkey cannot be ignored but are not decisive in the total supply position.
Recent events in the socialist countries and the USSR have certainly dated any book which describes their management practices and hopes to discuss their future.
"Yerevan has repeatedly made claims that the annexation of Nagorno-Karabakh region from Azerbaijan was possible on the basis of the USSR law 'On the rules for resolving the issue related to the secession of a republic from the USSR' dated April 3, 1990," he said.
"Yerevan also repeatedly claimed that the secession of Nagorno-Karabakh from Azerbaijan was possible due to the Law of the USSR 'On the Procedures for Resolving Questions Related to the Secession of Union Republics from the USSR' of 3 April 1990, according to which in case of implementation by any Soviet republic the secession procedure, an autonomous entity would also acquire a right to decide independently whether to secede from or stay within the Soviet.
Thankfully, better sense prevailed and the US and USSR signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987.