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 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]