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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (orthographic projection).svg
The Soviet Union after World War II
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
AbbreviationUSSR
MottoWorkers of the world, unite!
Formation30 December 1922
Extinction26 December 1991
HeadquartersMoscow
LeaderSoviet Union/Premier
Typenation state
Interest ofBilderberg/1991, Bilderberg/1992, Bilderberg/1993, Annie Kriegel, Ernst Kux, Philip Mosely, Raymond Rocca, Helene Carrere d'Encausse
SubpageSoviet Union/Premier

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, abbreviated to USSR or the Soviet Union, was a nominally socialist nation state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991 with Moscow as its capital. [1] The separate Soviet Republics gradually became independent, meaning that the successor nation state, Russia is somewhat smaller in size.

Cold War

The USSR was referred to as a 'superpower', often portrayed as locked in ideological and military competition with the other nation state to which that epithet was applied, the United States. Both were the leading producers of weapons of mass destruction.


 

Events carried out

EventDescription
HolodomorThe Holodomor was a genocide according to many countries and a deliberately orchestrated famine that from 1932 to 1933 killed up to 10 million Ukrainians. Making it the largest genocide in history.
Shelling of MainilaA false flag used to launch the Winter War.

 

Event

Event
Korean Air Lines Flight 007

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered Here
NKVD
Warsaw Pact

 

Citizens of Soviet Union on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Mikhail Barsukov8 November 1947
Lavrenty Beria29 March 189923 December 1953
Nikita Khrushchev15 April 189411 September 1971
Alexander Litvinenko30 August 196223 November 2006An exiled Russian spook turned whistleblower who died of Polonium poisoning in London.
Josef Stalin18 December 18785 March 1953
Ingrid Rimland Zundel22 May 1936


References

  1. Bridget O'Laughlin (1975) Marxist Approaches in Anthropology Annual Review of Anthropology Vol. 4: pp. 341–70 (October 1975) doi:10.1146/annurev.an.04.100175.002013.
    William Roseberry (1997) Marx and Anthropology Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 26: pp. 25–46 (October 1997) doi:10.1146/annurev.anthro.26.1.25