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If Kremlinology was the study of state propaganda in the former Soviet Union for clues about who is in and who is out, Manchinology is the new spycraft in the Senate.
The Outer Space Treaty was signed in 1967, with initial signatories being the US, UK, and the former Soviet Union.The Game Has Changed: Why We Need New Rules for Space Exploration|Peter Cabral|March 3, 2021|Singularity Hub
Only the US and the former Soviet Union have ever brought lunar rocks back to Earth.China’s Chang’e 5 mission has successfully landed on the moon|Neel Patel|December 1, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Kyrgyzstan was the ninth-poorest country in the former Soviet Union and right now is the second-poorest country in Central Asia.
I don’t see this spreading elsewhere in the former Soviet Union or outside.
In February, Slovakia will have a referendum on whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman.
Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
In his State of the Union address 50 years ago, LBJ laid out his vision for the Great Society.
Inquiries will be accepted only via Western Union telegram or rotary phone.
His next book is Government against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences (Oxford) due out in January 2015.
The first commencement of Union College for conferring degrees in the arts and sciences.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
When this became known to the few Union inhabitants of Fulton they implored Guitar not to do it.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
After they had been married some months, my wife visited your wife, and the latter seemed to be greatly impressed with the union.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Nothing, however, can save us but a union, which would turn our barren hills into fruitful valleys.
If ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished on this sphere it was surely in their union.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
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In 1917 the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, seized the government of Russia, and in 1922 Russia merged with the Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Transcaucasian republics to form the USSR. Joseph Stalin emerged as the Soviet leader after Lenin's death in 1924. Under Stalin, the 1930s were marked by political repression and terror (see Stalin's Purge Trials). After the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, the Soviet Union added parts of Finland, Poland, and Romania to its territory and annexed the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Invaded by Germany in 1941, the Soviet Union suffered vast losses but emerged from World War II on the winning side and soon became a nuclear superpower.
Postwar American-Soviet relations saw the start of the cold war, as the Soviet Union extended its control over the Eastern Bloc. The Cuban missile crisis was provoked by the buildup of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
In the 1970s the Soviet Union entered a period of détente with the United States. The reforms (glasnost and perestroika) introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev weakened the Communist party's control, which suffered a mortal blow when hard-liners tried unsuccessfully in 1991 to overthrow Gorbachev.
As Communist dominance faded, nationalism rose within the republics that made up the Soviet Union. The Baltic republics of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and various republics of the Caucasus Mountains — Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan — declared their independence. The Soviet Union was formally dissolved in 1991. A loose federation, known as the Commonwealth of Independent States and made up of some former Soviet republics, succeeded it, but the Commonwealth is not recognized as a nation. Russia took the former Soviet Union's seat on the Security Council of the United Nations.