The Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic (Finnish: Karjalais-suomalainen sosialistinen neuvostotasavalta; Russian: Каре́ло-Фи́нская Сове́тская Социалисти́ческая Респу́блика, Karelo-Finskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika), or Karelo-Finnish SSR (Finnish: Karjalais-suomalainen SNT; Russian: Каре́ло-Фи́нская ССР), was a short-lived republic that was a part of the former Soviet Union. It existed from 1940 until it was made part of the Russian SFSR in 1956 as the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
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