Special Report

All of the Former Soviet Republics and What They're Called Today

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Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1922 (as part of the Transcaucasian Federation)
> Declared independence: Sept. 21, 1991
> Name today: Armenia
> Population (2022): 2,971,966

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Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1922 (as part of the Transcaucasian Federation)
> Declared independence: Aug. 30, 1991
> Name today: Azerbaijan
> Population (2022): 10,300,205

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Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1922
> Declared independence: Aug. 25, 1991
> Name today: Belarus
> Population (2022): 9,432,800

Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1940
> Declared independence: Aug. 20, 1991
> Name today: Estonia
> Population (2022): 1,321,910

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Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1922 (as part of the Transcaucasian Federation)
> Declared independence: April 9, 1991
> Name today: Georgia
> Population (2022): 3,968,738

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