Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


History. Up to 12 March 1917 the territory now forming the U.S.S.R. (together with that of Finland, Poland and certain tracts ceded in 1918 to Turkey, but less the former Bast Prussian, Trans-Carpathian, Bukovinan, Tuvan, South Sakhalin and Kurile Islands territories acquired during and after the Second World War) was constituted as the Russian Empire. It was governed as an autocracy under the Tsar, with the aid of Ministers responsible to himself and a State Duma with limited legislative powers, elected by provincial assemblies chosen by indirect elections on a restricted franchise.

Soyuz Sovyetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Books of Reference

Official Publications

  1. Narodnoye Hozyaistvo SSS. (National Economy of the U.S.S.R.). Statistical Summary. 1956Google Scholar
  2. Pravd. (Truth). Daily organ of the Central Committee of the Commiunst PartyGoogle Scholar
  3. Izvesti. (News). Daily organ of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R.Google Scholar
  4. Viedomosti Verkhovnovo Sovieta. (Bulletin of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R., in the languages of the 16 republics)Google Scholar
  5. Sovietskaia Torgovlia. Thrice-weekly publication of the Ministry of Trade of the U.S.S.R. Sovietski Flot. Organ of the Ministry of DefenceGoogle Scholar
  6. Planovoye Khoziaistvo. Bi-monthly. MoscowGoogle Scholar
  7. Voprosy Torgovli. A monthly journal published by the Ministry of Trade of the U.S.S.R.Google Scholar
  8. Vneshnaya Torgovlya. Published by the Ministry for Foreign Trade. Monthly. MoscowGoogle Scholar
  9. Trud. The daily organ of the All-Union Central Council of Trade UnionsGoogle Scholar
  10. Professionalnye Soyuzy. A trade union monthly. MoscowGoogle Scholar
  11. K mmunist. A fortnightly organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet UnionGoogle Scholar
  12. Finansy i Khoziaistvo. A weekly publication of the Ministry for Finance of the U.S.S.R.Google Scholar
  13. Sotsialistitcheskoye Zemledelye. A daily publication of the Ministry of AgricultureGoogle Scholar
  14. Soviet Foreign Policy during the Patriotic War; Documents and Materials, 2. vols (translated by A. Rothstein). London, 1946–47Google Scholar
  15. History of the U.S.S.R. Published by the Soviet Academy of Sciences. 2 vols, Moscow, 1940. (In Russian.) German edition, Geschichte der Völker der Sowjetunion. Basle, 1945Google Scholar
  16. Bolshaya Sovietskaya Entsiklopedia. 65 vols. Moscow 1926–47; 2nd ed., 51 vols. Moscow, 1949–58Google Scholar
  17. Soviet Union. A monthly pictorial. Moscow. (In English)Google Scholar
  18. Soviet Import-Export Dictionar. (in Russian, with English, etc. terms). Moscow, 1952Google Scholar

Other Publications

  1. Soviet Studies ; a Quarterly Review. Ed. J. Miller and R. J. A. Schlesinger. Oxford, 1949 ff.Google Scholar
  2. The Current Digest of the Soviet Press. Published by Joint Committee on Slavic Studies. Weekly. Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
  3. The American Review on the Soviet Union: a Yearbook. New York, 1950Google Scholar
  4. History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks). Short course. Edited by a Commission of the O.O. of the O.P.S.U.(B.). First published in Russian in the U.S.S.R. in 1938. Authorized English translation published in the U.S.S.R. in 1939. Reprinted London, 1943Google Scholar
  5. Armstrong, T., The Northern Sea Route. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1951Google Scholar
  6. Beloff, M., The Foreign Policy of Soviet Russia. 2 vols. 1947–49.—Soviet Policy in the Far Fast. Oxford, 1953.—Soviet Policy in Asia, 1944–52. Oxford, 1953Google Scholar
  7. Carr, E. H., The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917–23. 4 vols. London, 1950–54Google Scholar
  8. Coates, W. P., and Coates, Zelda K., From Tsardom to the Stalin Constitution. New ed. London, 1942.—A History of Anglo-Soviet Relations. London, 1944.—Six Centuries of Russo-Polish Relations. London, 1948Google Scholar
  9. Crankshaw, E., Russia and Britain. London, 1944.—Russia and the Russians. London, 1947Google Scholar
  10. Deane, Maj.-Gen., This Strange Alliance. 1947Google Scholar
  11. Degras, J. (compiler), Calendar of Soviet Documents on Foreign Policy. 2 vols, London, 1948–52Google Scholar
  12. Deutscher, I., The Prophet Armed: Trotsky, 1879–1921. Oxford Univ. Press, 1954Google Scholar
  13. Duranty, Walter, The Story of Soviet Russia. London, 1944Google Scholar
  14. Fituni, L., The Soviet Union and International Co-operation. London, 1952Google Scholar
  15. Hareave, S., Russia : A History. London, 1952Google Scholar
  16. Inkeles, A., Public Opinion in the U.S.S.R. Harvard Univ. Press, 1950CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Jorré, G., The Soviet Union. London, 1950Google Scholar
  18. Karpinsky, V., The Social and State Structure of the U.S.S.R. Moscow, 1950Google Scholar
  19. Kelly, Sir David, The Ruling Few. London, 1952Google Scholar
  20. Kelly, Lady M. N., Mirror to Russia. London, 1952Google Scholar
  21. Kerner, R. J., The Urge to the Sea: the course of Russian history, the rôle of rivers, portages, ostrogs, monasteries and furs. Berkeley (California), 1942Google Scholar
  22. Kyawmin, V., Through the Iron Curtain via the Back Door. London, 1953Google Scholar
  23. Maynard, J., Russian in Flux. London, 1941.—The Russian Peasant : and Other Studies. London, 1942.—Russia in Flu. (abridged ed. of the 2 foregoing books). New York, 1948Google Scholar
  24. Moore, Harriet L., Soviet Far Eastern Policy, 1931–45. Princeton and Oxford, 1946Google Scholar
  25. Nicolsky, Boris, Le Peuple Russe. Sa carrière historique, 1802–1945. Neuchâtel, 1946Google Scholar
  26. Pares, Sir B., A History of Russia. London, 1926.—My Russian Memoirs. London, 1931.— Russia and the Peace. New York, 1944Google Scholar
  27. Pavlorsky, M. N., Chinese-Russian Relations. 1949Google Scholar
  28. Preobrazhensky, A. G., Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language. Columbia Univ. Press, 1951Google Scholar
  29. Russell, B., The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism. 2nd ed. London, 1949Google Scholar
  30. Rothstein, A., A History of the U.S.S.R. 2nd ed. London, 1951Google Scholar
  31. Schlesinger, R., The Spirit of Post-war Russia. Soviet Ideology, 1917–46. London, 1947.— Changinq Attitude in Soviet Russia: The Family. London, 1949Google Scholar
  32. Stalin, J. V., Economic Problems of Socialism in the U.S.S.R. Moscow, 1952. (In English.)—Collected Works. 13 vols. London, 1952–55Google Scholar
  33. Sumner, B. H., A Survey of Russian History. 2nd ed. London, 1948Google Scholar
  34. Tiunov, V., and Nazarovsky, B., Zapadny Ural. Moscow, 1945Google Scholar
  35. Vernadsky, G., A History of Russia. 4th ed. Yale Univ. Press, 1954Google Scholar
  36. Vyshiusky, A. Y., The Teachings of Lenin and Stalin on Proletarian Revolution. London, 1948Google Scholar

Books of Reference concerning Siberia

  1. Dallin, D. J., The Rise of Russia in Asia. New York, 1949.—Soviet Russia and the Far East. London, 1949Google Scholar
  2. Donner, K., La Sibérie. Paris, 1946Google Scholar
  3. Kolarz, W., The Peoples of the Soviet Far East. London, 1954Google Scholar
  4. Leprince-Ringuet, F., L’Avenir de l’Asie russe. Paris, 1951Google Scholar
  5. Mikhailov, N. I., Sibir. Moscow, 1955Google Scholar
  6. Thiel, E., The Soviet Far East. London, 1957Google Scholar
  7. Wallace, H., Soviet Asia Mission. London, 1947Google Scholar
  8. Allen, W. E. D., The Ukraine: A History. London, 1940Google Scholar
  9. Brégy, Pierre, and Obolensky, Prince S., The Ukraine: A Russian Land. London, 1940Google Scholar
  10. Chamberlin, W. H., The Ukraine. New York, 1945Google Scholar
  11. Doroshenko, D., History of the Ukraine. 2nd ed. Edmonton (Alberta), 1941Google Scholar
  12. Hruslievsky, M., A History of the Ukraine. New Haven, 1941Google Scholar
  13. Manning, C. A., Twentieth-century Ukraine. New York, 1951Google Scholar
  14. Mirchuk, I. (ed.), Ukraine and its People. London, 1949Google Scholar
  15. Istoria Ukrainskoi S.S.R. Publ. by Ukr. Academy of Sciences. Kiev, 1953 ff.Google Scholar
  16. Kovalevski, G. T., and Rakov, Y. G. (ed.), Byelorusskaya S.S.R., an outline of her economic geography. Minsk, 1953Google Scholar
  17. Vakar, N. P., Belorussia. Harvard Univ. Press, 1956.—A Bibliographical Guide to Belorussia. Harvard Univ. Press, 1956CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Baddeiey, J. F., The Rugged Flanks of Caucasus. 2 vols. Oxford, 1941Google Scholar
  19. Tutaeff, D., The Soviet Caucasus. London, 1942Google Scholar
  20. Ziatkhan, Adil Khan, Aperçu sur l’histoire, la littérature et la politique de l’Azerbaijan. Baku, 1919Google Scholar
  21. Allen, W. E. D., A History of the Georgian People. London, 1932Google Scholar
  22. Avalishvili, Zourab, The Independence of Georgia in International Politics, 1918–21. London 1940Google Scholar
  23. Gvesiani, G. G., and Klopotovsky, B. A., Gruzinskaya S.S.R. Moscow, 1955Google Scholar
  24. Luke, Sir Harry, More Moves on an Eastern Chequerboard. London, 1935Google Scholar
  25. Tutaeff, D., The Soviet Caucasus. London, 1942Google Scholar
  26. Wartanoff, Boris, Der Kaukasus, Land des Reichtums und der Sagen. Berne 1943Google Scholar
  27. Kouyoumdjian, M. G., A Comprehensive Dictionary Armenian-English. Cairo, 1951Google Scholar
  28. Missakian, J., A Searchlight on the Armenian Question, 1878–1950. Boston, Mass., 1950Google Scholar
  29. Nansen, Fridtjof, Armenia and the Near East. London, 1928Google Scholar
  30. Shaginyan, M., A Journey Through Soviet Armenia. Moscow (English ed. 1954)Google Scholar
  1. Druzhinin, V., Soviet Estonia. Moscow, 1953 (in English)Google Scholar
  2. Estonia. Basic facts on geography, history and economy. Stockholm, 1948Google Scholar
  3. Jackson, J. H., Estonia. London, 1948Google Scholar
  4. Kareda, E., Estonia in the Soviet Grip. London, 1949Google Scholar
  5. Krims, Prof. H., Grundriss der Geschichte des Estnischen Volkes. Tartu, 1932 (French ed., Paris, 1937)Google Scholar
  6. Pranspill, A., Estonian Anthology. Milford, Conn., 1957Google Scholar
  7. Sharkov, V. A., Sovietskaia Estonia, an economic geography. Moscow, 1953. (In Russian)Google Scholar
  8. Silvet, J., Inglise-eesti sōixaraamat. Vadstena, 1949Google Scholar
  9. Woods, E. G., The Baltic Region: A Study in Physical and Human Geography. London 1945Google Scholar
  10. Balodis, F., and Arends, P., Lettland, Landschaft, Volksleben, Baukunst und Museen. Riga, 1938Google Scholar
  11. Bilmanis, A., A History of Latvia. Princeton Univ. Press, 1951Google Scholar
  12. Brants, K., and Matthews, W. K., A Latvian-English Dictionary. Riga, 1930Google Scholar
  13. Skujenicks, M., Atlas Statistique de la Lettonie. Riga, 1938Google Scholar
  14. Spekke, A., History of Latvia. Stockholm, 1951Google Scholar
  15. Urch, R. O. G., Latvia: Country and People. London, 1938Google Scholar
  16. Chase, T. G., The. Story of Lithuania. New York, 1946Google Scholar
  17. Jurgéla, C. R., History of the Lithuanian Nation. New York, 1948Google Scholar
  18. Pewtress, H. H., and Gerikas, T., Marlborough’s English-Lithuanian and Lithuanian-English Dictionary. London, 1939Google Scholar
  19. Caroe, O., Soviet Empire. The Turks of Central Asia and Stalinism, London, 1953Google Scholar
  20. Carruthers, D., Beyond the Caspian. London, 1949Google Scholar
  21. Coates, W. P., and Z. K., Soviets in Central Asia. London, 1951Google Scholar
  22. Davies, R. A., and Steiger, A. J., Soviet Asia. London, 1943Google Scholar
  23. Hayit, B., Turkestan im 20. Jahrhundert. Darmstadt, 1956Google Scholar
  24. Abdykalykov, M., and Pankratova, A. (ed.), Istoriya Kazakhskoi S.S.R. Alma-Ata, 1944Google Scholar
  25. Grauman, J., and others, The Kazakhs under Changing Russian Regimes. Washington, 1951Google Scholar
  26. Lias, G., Kazale Exodus. London, 1956Google Scholar
  27. Palgov, N. N., Kazakhstan. Moscow, 1953Google Scholar
  28. Material for the History of the Turkmens and Turkmenia. Publ. by the Academy of Sciences. 2 vols. Moscow, 1938–40. (In llussian)Google Scholar
  29. Freikin, Z. G., Turkmenskaya S.S.R. Moscow, 1954Google Scholar
  30. Outlines of the History of the Culture of Soviet Uzbekistan. Moscow, 1955. (In Russian)Google Scholar
  31. Chumichev, D. A., Tadzhikskaya S.S.R. Moscow, 1954Google Scholar
  32. Luknitsky, P., Soviet Tajikistan [in English]. Moscow, 1954Google Scholar
  33. Ryazantsev, S. N., Kirghizia. Moscow, 1951Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations