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Soviet Union

The union of soviet socialist republics (russian: сою́з сове́тских социалисти́ческих респу́блик, soyuz sovetskikh sotsialisticheskikh respublik) abbreviated to ussr or the soviet union, was a constitutionally socialist state that existed between 1922 and 1991, ruled as a single-party state by the communist party with moscow as its capital. a union of 15 subnational soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized.