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]

Pribaltika 1952-53.png

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

  • 1953-04-28 Law on abolition of Pärnu, Tallinn 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
Siauliai Oblast Шяуляйская область (ru) Lithuanian SSR 1950-06-20 1953-05-28
Klaipeda Oblast Клайпедская область (ru) Lithuanian SSR 1950-06-20 1953-05-28
Vilnius Oblast Вильнюсская область (ru) Lithuanian SSR 1950-06-20 1953-05-28
Kaunas Oblast Каунасская область (ru) Lithuanian SSR 1950-06-20 1953-05-28
Central Black Earth Oblast RSFSR 1928-05-14 1934-06-13
Chita Oblast RSFSR 1937-09-26 [n 1]
Crimean Oblast RSFSR 1945-06-30 1954-02-19
Ukrainian SSR 1954-02-19 1991-02-12
East Siberian Oblast RSFSR 1936-12-05 1937-09-26
Grozny Oblast RSFSR 1944-03-07 1957-01-09
Irkutsk Oblast RSFSR 1937-09-26 N/A [n 2]
Kuban-Black Sea Oblast RSFSR 1920-03-18 1924-02-13
Northern Oblast (1936–37) RSFSR 1936-12-05 1937-09-23
Ural Oblast RSFSR
Velikiye Luki Oblast RSFSR 1944-08-23 1957-10-02
Western Oblast RSFSR 1929-10-1 1937-09-27

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dissolved in 2008 as an oblast of Russia
  2. ^ Still exists