What is Soviet Union?

  • (noun): A former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia an others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991.
    Synonyms: Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR

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