Oblasts of the Soviet Union

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The oblasts of the Soviet Union were second-level entities of the Soviet Union, and first-level entities of the republics of the Soviet Union.

Terminology[edit]

Oblast is a Slavic term that exists in the Russian language. Russian was official in all republics.

By location[edit]

Baltic region[edit]

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In the 1950 there were 10 oblasts in the three Baltic republics.

  • 1953-04-28 Law on abolition of Pärnu, Tallin and Tartu oblasts (Estonia) [1]

Moldavian SSR[edit]

  • first-level entities were raions (districts)


List[edit]

Name English Name Russian Republic Established Dissolved
Pärnu Oblast Пярнуская область Estonian SSR 1953-04-28
Tallin Oblast Таллинская область Estonian SSR 1953-04-28
Tartu Oblast Тартуская область Estonian SSR 1953-04-28
Riga Oblast Рижская область Latvian SSR
Daugavpils Oblast Даугавпилсская область Latvian SSR
Liepajskaja Oblast Лиепайская область Latvian SSR
Шяуляйская область Lithuanian SSR
Klaipeda Oblast Lithuanian SSR
Vilnius Oblast Lithuanian SSR
Kaunas Oblast Lithuanian SSR
Central Black Earth Oblast RSFSR 1934-06-13
Chita Oblast RSFSR
Crimean Oblast RSFSR
East Siberian Oblast RSFSR
Grozny Oblast RSFSR
Irkutsk Oblast RSFSR
Kuban-Black Sea Oblast RSFSR
Northern Oblast (1936–37) RSFSR
Ural Oblast RSFSR
Velikiye Luki Oblast RSFSR
Western Oblast RSFSR

References[edit]