History of the Soviet Union

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The "History of Soviet Russia and the Soviet Union" reflects a period of change for both Russia and the world. Though the terms "Soviet Russia" and "Soviet Union" are synonymous in everyday vocabulary, when referring to the foundations of the Soviet Union, "Soviet Russia" refers to the few years after the October Revolution of 1917, but before the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922.

Date Article Notes
1917–1927 History of Soviet Russia and the Soviet Union (1917–27) Revolution and foundation
1927–1953 History of the Soviet Union (1927–53) Stalin era
1953–1964 History of the Soviet Union (1953–64) Khrushchev Thaw
1964–1982 History of the Soviet Union (1964–82) Era of Stagnation
1982–1991 History of the Soviet Union (1982–91) Era of reforms and dissolution


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