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53 Parts of USSR

Parts of USSR

Posted on December 13, 2006 by team


So in order to clarify a little bit what countries were in the USSR we have some photos.

People of those countries fill themselves now independent but formerly were referred as “Soviet People”.

Most of them still know Russian language almost perfectly.

So the list of the counties:

russia

First goes Russia. It was the biggest part of USSR in terms of territory and population.


Russia was the most Northern part of USSR.

Ukraine

Next goes Ukraine. It has been said that 90% of Ukrainian people speak Russian perfectly.

They have changed their political orientation recently from Russia to West, but some already are dissappointed that nothing really changed.

Belarus

Now goes Belarus. It has been said that Belarus is the only dictatorship country in Europe, governed by Lukashenko who is called by most people of Belarus as “Batka” – it would be father in English.

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53 Responses to “Parts of USSR”

  1. LEVON says:

    Armenia fights for it’s historycal lands. Been there done that.

  2. Шапокляк says:

    Why is everyone smiling and feel happy, apart from Russian guy at the top?

  3. Stephen says:

    Thanks for the pictures and insights. Fascinating post!

  4. Papuass says:

    A pretty poor and stereotypic post.

  5. Estonian says:

    Estonia and the other Baltic states do not “claim” to be occupied, they were clearly occupied and repressed for 50 years. The founding fathers of Estonia and almost all members of the government were either deported to Siberia or shot on the spot, if you think this was a voluntary submission to the USSR you are greatly mistaken.

    • Vaida says:

      I can guarantee everyone who’s in question that we were occupied not by choice. Half of my family is either dead or run away from Lithuania because of USSR prosecution. Thanks for your post

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Can you say something else about Tajikistan besides that it is a transit country for heroin? It may be true but there are other interesting things about it… like that the people there speak Persian, the same language as Iranians, or that they had the highest peak in the USSR (Pik Kommunizm), or something…

    But I must congratulate you on highlighting the diversity of the USSR. Good post.

  7. BelarusGuy says:

    This post looks like it was written by someone in the third grade. But then again, so does just about everything on this site.

    By the way, Литва in English is Lithuania, you silly fool.

  8. pld says:

    Yes, please try to stick to historic facts instead of propaganda; Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania indeed were clearly occupied and the whole civilized world recognizes it.

  9. hazzamanazz says:

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are always occupied. First was the Austrian-whatever Empire; then the Nazis; then URSS; today EU.
    Hey, but we have freedom and democracy… ;-)

    Wonder what the hell anyone want with this countries, apart their very strategic position. :D

    And yes, they’re really beautiful, very warm people.

    • Eric says:

      The Austro-Hungarian never occupied the Baltic States…The Baltic States where first under the control of Poland/Denmark/Sweden while being ruled by German barons. In 1721 Peter the Great added the Baltic area to the Russian empire after successfuly fighting a war against Sweden. For the next two hundered years the Baltic would be under Russian rule. However most of the ruling was done by the Baltic German elite, who also played very important roles in the Tsarist administration, particularily foreign affairs. Most Russian foreign ministers spoke German and French better than Russian. It was until the 1880s under Tsar Alexander III when the Baltic people’s began to demand autonomy due to a growing national awarness and repressive Russofication which forbade the teaching of native languages in schools. The horrors which the First World War unleashed gave the Batlic peoples there opportunity for independence. While it was not their original political goal they took their chance. Tasting independence and the success they experiances compared to a restrictive and oppressive Stalinist regime they properly cherished that independence, as i’m sure most Russian’s would have as well. The rest is the bitter legacy of history: war, occupation and under Stalin practical Genocide. Things got better after Stalin but the memories were traumatic and for these reasons it will be a very long time the Baltics have anything nice to say about Russia.

  10. dRE says:

    PLD: You’re clearly a dork. Do you even know that the majority of Europeans themselves dispise European Union and think of it as a mob organization (where a cleaning lady earns 3000 euro/month)?? And the British don’t even wanna be a part of Shengen and have euro as a national currency! A lot of people believe EU does more bad than good.
    Only pathetic troll countries like Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania think they’re going into salvation with joining the EU. The world can always change, my friend, and then we’ll see how you’ll be talking. ;)

  11. hck says:

    dRE, you ignorant fool, EU is an economic union.

    and, actually, Baltic states are now by far better off than they ever would have been in mother Russia’s arms.

  12. pld says:

    AHAHAHA … You Russian nationalists make it just too easy. You say: “they still want other people`s money to feed them”. Yeah, now let’s go to the United Nations Development Programme website [udnp.org] and see what it says about Estonia first:

    This was in 2000 – six years ago: “After seven years of development aid work in Estonia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is set to end its programme. The country graduated from aid recipient to donor country.

    According to UNDP Resident Representative for Estonia, Patra Lantz, the country has experienced a rapid and successful transition to a market economy, and has been a textbook success story, particularly in its use of information technology for development. ”

    Now, for Russia:

    “UNDP has been in Russia since 1993, when a corresponding Agreement was signed with the Government of the Russian Federation (See “Basic Documents Section”). UNDP Country Office was established in Russia in August 1997. The main ongoing programmes and projects are being implemented in the following concentration areas:

    – Democratic Governance
    – Poverty Reduction
    – Crisis Prevention and Recovery
    – Energy and Environment
    – HIV/AIDS”

    So, Estonia, and other Baltic states are now donor countries, while Russia is still receiving international aid. As I said, you make it too easy, hahaha. Jeez indeed.

    We are tired of Russia as well, the constant propaganda war and incoherent, narrow-minded foreign policy. Sad, given that many Russians are very nice people. Great to know that you have already found your master – the good Czar, and former KGB spy.

  13. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    (Oh it feels so good.. OMG. AAhh.. Yes.)

    What gets me every time is a fantastic inability of those small states to adequateley evaluate their significance and scale compared to the rest of the world. Comparing it to Russia, Estonia takes less space on a map than a Moscow region, and inhabits 5 times less people than Moscow region WITHOUT including Moscow. Now take a money-counting machine and think, what in the world it would take to turn whole Russia into Estonia? (Speaking of UNDP, wich is just one of the many non-governement organisations working here, it`s work is still *ongoing* with, for example, CHINA.)

    Speaking of donorship, last year Russia has completely paid it`s international debt to IMF, so it`s also a creditor now.

    Speaking of propaganda… well, I dont have to say anything here, because nobody clearly understands what propaganda is. Instead of understanding it, you guys are happy with the thought that everything that “they” say is propaganda, and everything that your governement says to you is not. ;)

  14. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    Just answer the simple question – do you think propaganda is a LIE or not?

  15. hck says:

    are you trying to discredit me for misinterpretation of term “propaganda”? now that would be subject evasion.

    in reply – I don’t care whether propaganda is true or lie. It’s just plain wrong at all levels. People should be able to think on their own.

  16. Pashok says:

    some kazakh people do look like jakie chan ;-))

  17. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    По улицам Слона водили,
    Как видно, напоказ.
    Известно, что Слоны в диковинку у нас,
    Так за Слоном толпы зевак ходили.
    Отколе ни возьмись, навстречу Моська им.
    Увидевши Слона, ну на него метаться,
    И лаять, и визжать, и рваться;
    Ну так и лезет в драку с ним.
    “Соседка, перестань срамиться, –
    Ей Шавка говорит, – тебе ль с Слоном возиться?
    Смотри, уж ты хрипишь, а он себе идет
    Вперед
    И лаю твоего совсем не примечает. –
    “Эх, эх! – ей Моська отвечает, –
    Вот то-то мне и духу придает,
    Что я, совсем без драки,
    Могу попасть в большие забияки.
    Пускай же говорят собаки:
    “Ай, Моська! знать, она сильна,
    Что лает на Слона!”

  18. hck says:

    And here is a brilliant example of typical Russian attitude towards its former slaves, with a Krylov basnya. The bottom line being, that they should respect Russia for it being so big and mighty (the latter may not necessarily be true), forgive any intrusion into their local affairs and be ready to lick its boot at all times. Mania grandiosa at its best.

    Too bad though, that even Belarus, which was considered a pro-Russian dictatorship until this time, don’t really want such a bully as an ally anymore.

    Look into the mirror more often guys.

  19. hck says:

    Oh, and “respect” here is in Russian context an equivalent of “fear”.

  20. dRE says:

    PLD, HCK (obviously one person): Do you even remember who occupied your territories? Stalin. Who was Stalin? He was a Georgian. So please, all your whinings regarding “russians turned us into slaves” address to you fellow “democrat” Suckoshvili. It wasn’t Russians who occupied your countries, and all Russians that live there right now were forced to move there, because that’s how it worked in the Soviet system. So you can’t call these people “occupants”.

    p.s. Собаки (балтийские страны) лают, караван (Россия) идет. :)

    • tr says:

      Yeah, it was Stalin, alone…

      Stalin would have been nothing without communist party support, without Red Army, KGB, NKVD.

  21. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    They just don`t get it. I tried. Forgive me world! :(

    Дре, согласен, вонь до небес. Но про дядю Джо я бы не стал все таки. Грузины тут вообще не при чем я думаю, они тоже огребли так что до сих пор пыль глотают на обочине.

  22. hck says:

    Occupants (Russian soldiers) mostly left Estonian soil on Aug 31st 1994, btw, so yeah, you’re right, for those remaining and barking about “discrimination” there is another term – “colonists”.

    Yeah, Stalin was something between Neo, Rambo and Superman, singlehandedly defeating every soldier and sending innocent families to Siberia :) Great nazi logic. And oh, he was from Georgia (Osetia btw to be exact), it has to do everything with it, of course. Real useful fact. Good thing he wasn’t Jewish huh?

    It appears that “nationality” concerns you more than anyone else. Though, I have to give you credit, you just admitted Estonia was occupied, that’s what most Russians I’ve spoken to are incapable of :) They keep babbling about “voluntary” entry and how Estonians should be oh-so-thankful for mother Russia for “liberating” them for nearly 50 years. On official level right now no Russian politician will ever admit that, because legally modern Russia is a successor state to USSR. Which is why “the dogs are barking”.

    FYI Russians have lived in Estonia for ages.

    And your caravan seems to be heading straight to hell by the way.

  23. Elias Kalinovski says:

    I think the Tajik women are one of the most beautiful women in the world. I had found pictures in other sites, and their natural beauty is amazing.

    Here is a suggestion for the person who developed this topic: can you put the pictures of each of the ethnic minorities of Russia?

    We cannot forget about the people that accepted (or simply did not have the chance to decline) total Russian control. Komis, Karelians, Chuvash, Chechens, Dagestani, Altaic, etc, etc, etc. Show us.

  24. dRE says:

    My point was that you can’t blame Russians for the crimes of Stalin and USSR. Under your logic, every single Russian who lives now in the Baltic countries is guilty of occupying your land, even though they didn’t come there because they wanted to, but because it was the Soviet system that always decided who would be sent to work and live where. So you can’t treat these people like you do.
    There’s no equal sign between USSR and Russia, and until you understand this simple fact, we won’t make any progress in our relations.

    • Vaida says:

      excuse me. We treat those people as our own, however even when we offered them home they find the need to snob us because they are Russian.

  25. hck says:

    A small correction. The immigration wasn’t just during Stalin’s reign, but Hruchev, Brezhnev, Andropov as well.

  26. Hollandski Hollandski says:

    You Baltic people are doing great, but I think you should stop messing up the Eurovision Song Contest all the time by supporting each other. It’s really annoying!

  27. Patrik says:

    one question for Estonian people:
    you say russian solders are occupants, so for you be a nazi and kill in WW2 jews and gipsies is normal condition???

  28. Patrik says:

    @marvin
    RE: What’s your real name? Matvei?

    Comment by marvin — December 21, 2006 @ 4:57 am

    ——————–

    what’s your real name? Mellisa?

    you strange….

    who send you signals??

    who operates you?

  29. Patrik says:

    which galaxy you from??

  30. Texas1 says:

    Too Funny! you stange… who send you signals? who operates you? which galaxy you from?

  31. marvin says:

    #

    one question for Estonian people:
    you say russian solders are occupants, so for you be a nazi and kill in WW2 jews and gipsies is normal condition???

    Comment by Patrik — December 22, 2006 @ 7:17 am
    ———————————————————–
    Yes, Russian soldiers were occupants; the oppressed Estonians and killed them.
    No, it is not normal to oppress or kill anybody.
    Ergo – Russians of the period and Nazis are the same and should be dealt with in a same manner.

  32. Jim says:

    I find it ironic that the Russians resent the independance of countries that were not Russian, that did not want to be Russian and that were forced into the Soviet Union by gun point!

    God forbid these countries have some element of self determination!

  33. Alex Levitin, Moscow says:

    2: QARTVELI

    Your language, grammar and knowledge of Russian forest fauna clearly indicate the level of your intellectual development.

    By the way, I wonder where these jokes about Georgians having sexual intercourse with sheep came from… ;)

    It must be evil Kremlin propaganda. Yeah… Definitely.

    Gotta inform Kavkazcenter.com!

  34. ed says:

    You say Baltic states have no resources or military might, that’s very true.. but look where the Russia is with all it’s military might, all it’s phenomenal resources.. exactly nowhere. The simple truth is, somebody else has to manage you, you are not capable of doing that yourselves.. you couldn’t manage soviet union and now after it has shrunk, you can’t manage that piece of land too.. waste of space?

  35. tr says:

    “I agree it was a very pressed invitation into Soviet Union in 1940s, but if you are so proud and fond of freedom why didn’t you refuse and die fighting, like the Czechs and the Polish did?”

    We did:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Brothers

  36. Manish K says:

    interesting information for me, nice presentation, myself from India

  37. lorenew says:

    hck – great post… Thanks

  38. AZ says:

    “what in the world it would take to turn whole Russia into Estonia?”

    How about you give some of the Russian land to Estonia
    you can start with the eastern parts of the current Russia like “petseri” and area north of Narva, that your people promised us at the end of WW2 with the “Tartu Peace Treaty” back in 1920

    ..it’s funny how suddenly Russian government doesn’t remember anything about it, though the documents are clearly signed by ex Russian leaders :D

    WTF guys, seriously, what you are doing is considered a theft

  39. Vladir Putin says:

    Hello mate. Please come back we need your comments again.

  40. razvan says:

    i didn’t like the thing you said on romania, that borat was filmed partially in romania. thatțs true, but irrelevant. and i hope that moldova will be some day a part of romania. half of its citizens have also romanian citizenship.
    btw, i used to not like russia or russians for historical reasons, but one day i found this site and i keep on visiting it once a week, probably. you’re doing a great job ’cause i found that we are not that different and the hatred i used to feel started to melt. that’s interesting. russia is interesting.

  41. Victor Serge says:

    I knew this would degenerate into petty nationalist sniping, but thanks for the lovely photos. All the people portrayed are beautiful.

  42. Guy Watson says:

    Really great writing. Really.

  43. ASIDJOISA says:

    Very poor website. Especially the frozen house in Estonia: I’ve been in Estonia 4 times and, hell, their apartments and cities look way better then the ones of west europe (including Germany, France, Italy, Spain!). The shown apartment belongs, most likely, to some emarginated russian family.

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