Soviet Nationalities Map, 1989
This map offers a different representation of the same information as in Document 1. In this case, the population distribution of each Soviet republic is depicted in the pie charts and in the accompanying table. While republics such as Armenia, Lithuania, or Belorussia had a majority of one nationality within their borders, in other republics, such as Latvia, Kazakhstan, or Kirghizstan, the largest ethnic group was still a minority of the overall population.
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Central Intelligence Agency, "Soviet Union - Comparative Soviet Nationalities by Republic," (Washington, D.C.:Government Printing Office, 1989), University of Texas (accessed May 6, 2008).