The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the USSR or the Soviet Union, and very often simply referred to as Russia, was a communist one-party state that lived from 1921 to 1991. Being the World's strongest power or one of the two strongest superpowers during its lifetime, it certainly did affect World politics, to put it gently. It is still on today a very controversial country to talk about, since people have very different opinions about the country. The official inheritor to the Soviet Union is the Russian Federation, which is still on today, obviously, a superpower. The USSR wasn't a capitalist country like the USA or the UK, but they instead practiced Communism and planned economy. All marxists believe, also in current socialist countries, that capitalism is an inhumane system which only creates chaos and social injustice. We at LQG want to provide some basic information about the former socialist country, since they had a different economy, and since this actually is an anniversary!
Motto: "Workers of the World, Unite!"
Religion: State Atheism, Orthodox Christianity
Demonym: Russian (Soviet)
Government: Communist Marxist-Leninist One-Party State
Legislature: Supreme Soviet
Area: 22 402 200 square kilometers
Population: 293 047 571 inhabitants
Country Code: SU