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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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noun

a former federal union of 15 constituent republics, in E Europe and W and N Asia, comprising the larger part of the former Russian Empire: dissolved in December 1991. 8,650,069 sq. mi. (22,402,200 sq. km). Capital: Moscow. Abbreviation: U.S.S.R., USSR

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Also called Russia, Soviet Union.

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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

noun

the official name of the former Soviet Union
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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Official name of the former Soviet Union.

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