The communist nations closely allied with the Soviet Union, including Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania, whose foreign policies depended on those of the former Soviet Union. It did not include communist nations with independent foreign policies, such as China, Yugoslavia, and Albania. The Soviet Union used its military force several times in the Soviet Bloc to ensure that the countries' governments followed Soviet preferences: in East Germany in 1953, in Hungary and Poland in 1956, and in Czechoslovakia in 1968, for example. (See Warsaw Pact.)
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Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
Copies of the letter were sent to senior members of the church hierarchy and to the Soviet government.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections they were the largest bloc of voters.
Miles of Soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean.
Not even after its parent company, the Soviet Union, took a dive in 1991.
Pederson headed a bloc against 'Carmack's Folly,' but he backed the wrong horse, and when the bubble burst he was out in the cold.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
But during the second year Soviet parachutists began to drop, a few at first, then more and more.
Factories a long way under ground, behind the Soviet lines, factories that had once made atomic projectiles, now almost forgotten.
The Soviet Union had gained great initial success, usual with the side that got the war going.
You might have started for the Soviet lines without knowing anything about the work of the other varieties.