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Soviet Administrative Map, 1989


This map describes the administrative structure of the Soviet Union. The fifteen Soviet federative socialist republic provided one division along national lines, yet this map also demonstrates how each region was further divided into territorial units. In some cases, these lines were based on ethnic divisions. As this map indicates, national identity in the Soviet Union was an administrative as well as a personal, social, and cultural matter.

This source is a part of the Nationalities and the Breakup of the Soviet Union, 1989-2000 teaching module.


Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1989. Accessed May 7, 2008.

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"Soviet Administrative Map, 1989," in World History Commons, [accessed February 2, 2023]