Special Report

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

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1922
> Declared independence: Dec. 25, 1991
> Name today: Russia
> Population (2022): 145,805,947

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Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1929
> Declared independence: Sept. 9, 1991
> Name today: Tajikistan
> Population (2022): 9,957,464

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Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1924
> Declared independence: Oct. 27, 1991
> Name today: Turkmenistan
> Population (2022): 6,201,943

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Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1922
> Declared independence: Aug. 24, 1991
> Name today: Ukraine
> Population (2022): 43,192,122

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Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic
> Joined the U.S.S.R.: 1924
> Declared independence: Aug. 31, 1991
> Name today: Uzbekistan
> Population (2022): 34,382,084

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