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Soyuz

Soyuz

[saw-yooz; Russ. suh-yooz]
Soyuz (Cyrillic: "Союз") is Russian for "Union", and was often used as an abbreviation for the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik) during the Communist era. In English, the term is left untranslated in the names of several Soviet-related concepts. These include:

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