Nationalities in the USSR

Primary Sources

Soviet Map, 1982

Description

This map provides one representation of the national composition of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. As the distribution of colors indicates, each of the major ethnic groups occupied specific regions of the country. Although the different ethnicities were concentrated in specific regions, it is also clear that the entire country was multinational. The distribution of ethnic groups shown here indicates how difficult it was to manage the competing interests of these group in a large state like the Soviet Union.

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Source

Central Intelligence Agency, "Soviet Union - Nationalities," (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1982), University of Texas (accessed May 6, 2008).

How to Cite this Source

Central Intelligence Agency, "Soviet Map, 1982," Making the History of 1989, Item #382, http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/items/show/382 (accessed August 29 2014, 4:02 am).