HyperDic: soviet_union

English > 1 sense of the expression Soviet Union:
NOUNlocationSoviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSRa former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia
English > Soviet Union: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA 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.
SynonymsRussia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR
Instance ofcountry, state, landThe territory occupied by a nation
Part ofEurasiaThe land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
PartsCaspian, Caspian SeaA large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River
Soviet Russia, Russia, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republicformerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
Soviet Socialist RepublicOne of the states that formerly made up the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991)
Region ofRussianThe Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
Russian Revolution, February RevolutionThe revolution against the czarist government which led to the abdication / abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917
Russian Revolution, October RevolutionThe coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
Stern, Isaac SternUnited States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
balaganA word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian)
kolkhozA collective farm owned by the communist state
kvassfermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
pirogi, piroshki, pirozhkismall fruit or meat turnover baked or fried
razbliutoThe sentimental feeling you have about someone you once loved but no longer do
steppeextensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)
svoboda(Russia) freedom
tovarich, tovarischA comrade (especially in Russian communism)
SpanishRusia, Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas, Unión Soviética, URSS
CatalanRússia, Unió Soviètica, URSS
AdjectivesSovietof or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people

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