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The Union of Soviet Socialists Republic (USSR), was more commonly known as the Soviet Union worldwide. Best known for being a Communist state, it played a large role in world affairs in the intervening years between the end of World War II and its disbanding in 1992. Use this tag to refer to the Soviet government only. Use the [russian-federation] tag for the successor government.

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During the breakup of the Soviet Union, on what basis was citizenship granted or withheld for each of the fifteen new republics?

The politics and economics of the Soviet Union caused large numbers of people to be transplanted from one region to another, for example: The Crimean Tatars were deported to Central Asia; Ethnic ...
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How significant was the contribution of crime rate on the breakup of the USSR?

For the generation born in the 1970s in the USSR it was not uncommon to have nearly all of the classmates to be imprisoned for various crimes either during the school years or shortly thereafter. This ...
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Why did Breschnew not speak at the 1978 Revolution Day Parade?

At the 1978 Soviet Union Revolution Day Parade, Breschnew stood to the left of the speaker. Why did he not speak himself? Who is the speaker?