Central Statistical Directorate

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The Central Statistical Administration (or Board or Directorate) (Russian: Центральное Статистическое Управление), abbreviated TsSU (Russian: ЦСУ), was the main statistical organization of the former Soviet Union; it was dissolved in the 1980s, replaced by Goskomstat.

It had the following names:

1918-1923 — Central Statistical Administration of the RSFSR (Russian: Центральное статистическое управление РСФСР (ЦСУ РСФСР)), created by a decree of the Council of People's Commissars dated July 25, 1918
1923-1926 — Central Statistical Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR (Russian: Центральное статистическое управление при Совете Народных Комиссаров СССР)
1926-1930 — Central Statistical Administration of the USSR (Russian: Центральное статистическое управление СССР (ЦСУ СССР))
1930-1931 — Economic-Statistical Sector of Gosplan (Russian: Экономико-статистический сектор (ЭСС) Госплана СССР)
1931         — Sector of Economic Accounting of Gosplan (Russian: Сектор народно-хозяйственного учета Госплана СССР)
1931-1941 — Central Administration of Economic Accounting of Gosplan (Russian: Центральное управление народнохозяйственного учета (ЦУНХУ) Госплана СССР)
1941-1948 — Central Statistical Administration of Gosplan (Russian: Центральное статистическое управление (ЦСУ) Госплана СССР)
1948-1987 — Central Statistical Administration of the Council of Ministers of the USSR (Russian: Центральное статистическое управление (ЦСУ) при Совете Министров СССР)