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These statistics are for the nation, whose boundaries have not changed over the period we cover.

Preferred Name:
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
Unit Type:
Country
Status:
Sovereign State (1922 - 1991)
Date created:
30 Dec 1922
Date abolished:
1991
Unit ID:
10704716
Authorities:
S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
SOWJETUNION Preferred German, Standard     Harper Collins, Collins German Dictionary (Glasgow: Harper Collins, 2004)
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS Preferred English     Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia
NĠUKOGUDE LIIT Preferred Estonian     Aare Vesi, Estonian - English - Estonian Dictionary
L'UNION SOVIÉTIQUE Preferred French     B. Atkins et al, Collins Roberts French dictionary (Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1998)
SOVJETUNIONEN Preferred Swedish     V. Petti (ed.), Standard Swedish Dictionary (London: Cassell, 1990)
SOVIET UNION Alternate English     S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
USSR Abbreviation English     Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
EUROPE Continent 1922 1991 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO OPERATION IN EUROPE Continental Organization 1973 1991 OSCE, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
1939 was enlarged by gaining part of POLAND Sov Western regions of Belarus   Cahoon, World Statesman
1940 was enlarged by gaining part of FINLAND Sov Vipuri-Lodoga-Karelia, Salla, Rybachi peninsual region of Petsamo region Area: 16100 square miles.   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1940 was enlarged by gaining part of ROMANIA Sov Bessarabia, Nothern Bucovina, Herta District Area: 19800 square miles.   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1945 was enlarged by gaining part of GERMANY Sov Koenigsberg (kalinningrad)   PBS, Public Broadcasting Service
1945 boundary change Approximately 150 square kilometres of Soviet land was exchanged by the USSR for an area of Ruthenia Area: 5500 square miles.   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1946 was reduced to enlarge CZECHOSLOVAKIA Sov details mostly as with 1945 agreement. Soviet Union ceded Lekhart region   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1947 was enlarged by gaining part of FINLAND Sov Petsamo (Pechenga), Pokkala   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1955 was reduced to enlarge FINLAND Sov Pokkala   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
1970 was enlarged by gaining part of NORWAY Sov boundary recemarcated 14.85km betweeen pillars 11&42   Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ARMENIA Sov/Dep Country 5-DEC-1936 23 Aug 1990 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia)
AZERBAIJAN Sov/Sov/Dep Country 5-DEC-1936 30 Aug 1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan)
BELARUS Sov/Sov/Dep Country 1922 1991 Rosenberg, New Countries of the World
ESTONIA Sov/Dep/Dep/Sov Country 1945 1991 Rahvusarhiiv
ESTONIA Sov/Dep/Dep/Sov Country 1940 1941 Rahvusarhiiv
GEORGIA Sov/Sov/Dep Country 5-DEC-1936 9-APR-1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_%28country%29)
KAZAKHSTAN Dep/Sov Country 26 Aug 1920 16 Dec 1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan)
KYRGYZSTAN Sov/Dep Country 14 Oct 1924 31 Aug 1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan)
LATVIA Sov/Dep/Sov Country 1940 1991 Institute for Historical Review, Institute for Historical Review
LITHUANIA Sov/Sov/Dep Country 1944 1990 U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of State: Background note
MOLDOVA Sov/Dep Country 2-AUG-1940 27 Aug 1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldova)
RUSSIA Sov/Sov/Dep Country 1922 1991 Florida State University, Florida State University College of Law
TAJIKISTAN Sov/Dep Country 5-DEC-1929 9-SEP-1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan)
TRANSCAUCASIAN SOCIALIST FEDERATIVE SOVIET REPUBLIC Sov/Dep Country 30 Dec 1922 5-DEC-1936 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcaucasian_Socialist_Federative_Soviet_Republic)
TURKMENISTAN Sov/Dep Country 1924 27 Oct 1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan)
UKRAINE Sov/Sov/Dep Country 1922 1991 Rosenberg, New Countries of the World
UZBEKISTAN Sov/Dep Country 27 Oct 1924 31 Aug 1991 Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan)
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Sov through time | Census tables with data for the Country, A Vision of Europe through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofeurope.eu/unit/10704716

Date accessed: 03rd April 2020