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ID: 6006211
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)  Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)

Coordinates:
Lat: 60 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 60.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 098 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 98.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Former northern Eurasian empire that came into being after 1917 Revolution; largest country in the world when it existed, stretching from Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean; very diverse with over 100 distinct nationalities; most of population East Slavs; had authoritarian and highly centralized government dominated by Communist Party; political and economic changes began late 1980s and the USSR ceased to exist in 1991; in its final years it consisted of 15 republics, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia (now Moldova), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Names:
Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik (preferred,C,V,Russian (transliterated)-P,U,N)  ............ 1917-1991
Soviet (C,O)
ברית המועצות (C,U,Hebrew )
Sovjet-Unie (C,U,Dutch)
Union des républiques socialistes soviétiques (C,U,French)
Union soviétique (C,U,French)
Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (C,U,Russian)
Советский Союз (C,U,Russian)
СССР (C,U,Russian)
Sovetsky Soyuz (H,V,Russian (transliterated),U,N)  ............ 1917-1991
Soviet Union (H,O,display,English-P,U,N)  ............ 1917-1991
SSSR (H,V)  ............ until 1991
Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Sovieticas (H,O,Spanish,U,N)
Union des Républiques socialistes soviétiques (H,O,French,U,N)
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (H,O,English,U,N)
U. S. S. R. (H,V)  ............ 1917-1991
USSR (H,O,English)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire)  ........  Soviet Union (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)
nation (H)
federation (H)
empire (H)
political entity (H)

Sources and Contributors:
ברית המועצות..........  [IMJ]
.......................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Союз Советских Социалистических Республик..........  [VP]
....................................................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
Советский Союз..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
СССР..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
Sovetskiy Soyuz..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
Sovetsky Soyuz..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
Soviet..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 18 January 2008
Soviet Union..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
Sovjet-Unie..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
.............................................................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
.............................................................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
SSSR..........  [VP]
...........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Sovieticas..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-183
Union des Républiques socialistes soviétiques..........  [VP]
..........................................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-183
Union des républiques socialistes soviétiques..........  [VP]
..........................................................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
...........................................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
...........................................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
Union soviétique..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
USSR..........  [IMJ Preferred, VP]
...........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
...........  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
U. S. S. R...........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
Subject: .....  [IMJ, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 606
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 8/01
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 8354411
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 18 January 2008
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-183
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-183
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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