Soviet Union

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.

Grensen: En reise rundt Russland gjennom Nord-Korea, Kina, Mongolia, Kasakhstan, Aserbajdsjan, Georgia, Ukraina, Hviterussland, Litauen, Polen, Latvia, Estland, Finland og Norge samt Nordøstpassasjen
The Undesirables
Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper
Defectors
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet
Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War
Lenin the Dictator
Soviet Asia: Soviet Modernist Architecture in Central Asia
The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia
Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953
Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation
Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
The Master and Margarita
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets
Gulag: A History
The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 (Abridged)
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Between Shades of Gray
Doctor Zhivago
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Life and Fate
A Gentleman in Moscow

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Over the years I have had much occasion to ponder this word, the intelligentsia. We are all very fond of including ourselves in it—but you see not all of us belong. In the Soviet Union this word has acquired a completely distorted meaning. They began to classify among the intelligentsia all those who don't work (and are afraid to) with their hands. All the Party, government, military, and trade union bureaucrats have been included. All bookkeepers and accountants—the mechanical slaves of Debit. ...more
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books III-IV

A.E. Samaan
LENIN = "Revolutionary Social Democracy" American Socialists = "Democratic Socialism". What is the difference? The USSR held democratic referendums too; all of which increased the power of the central planners and reduced the individual to nothingness. ...more
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