Soviet History

The Soviet Union (Советский Союз), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Союз Советских Социалистических Республик) abbreviated to USSR (СССР) was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. A union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The Soviet Union was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital. ...more

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The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States
Red Plenty: Inside the Fifties' Soviet Dream
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924
The Revolution Betrayed
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