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U.S.S.R.

1.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Also, USSR.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

noun
1.
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.
Also called Russia, Soviet Union.
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Examples for ussr
  • The beginning of a history of the birth of the ussr in an historical novel.
  • The ussr was one of the first nations to recognize the new country.
British Dictionary definitions for ussr

USSR

abbreviation (formerly)
1.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

noun
1.
the official name of the former Soviet Union
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Word Origin and History for ussr

USSR

also U.S.S.R., initialism of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, by 1926.

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ussr in Culture
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Official name of the former Soviet Union.

USSR definition


Abbreviation for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the official name of the former Soviet Union.

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USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
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