A former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991.
Nederlands: Unie van Socialistische Sovjetrepublieken, SU, Sovjet-Unie, Sovjetunie, Sowjet-Unie, USSR
Pools: Sowiety, ZSRR, Związek Radziecki, Związek Socjalistycznych Republik Radzieckich, Związek Sowiecki
Formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia.
A former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917.
A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state.
synoniem: Russian Federation.
Nederlands: Russische Federatie
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