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Russian is a Slavic language used primarily in Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Turkmenistan and Estonia and, to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics...
, and was often used as an abbreviation for the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....
" (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:
- Soyuz programme
The Soyuz programme is a human spaceflight programme that was initiated by the Soviet Union in the early 1960s, originally part of a Moon landing project intended to put a Soviet cosmonaut on the Moon...
, an originally Soviet (now Russian) human spaceflight programme
- The Soyuz (spacecraft), used in that program
- The Soyuz (rocket)
The Soyuz was a Soviet expendable carrier rocket designed by OKB-1 and manufactured by State Aviation Plant No. 1 in Samara, Russia. It was used to launch Soyuz spacecraft as part of the Soyuz programme, initially on unmanned test flights, followed by the first 19 manned launches of the...
, which was initially used to launch that spacecraft
- Its derivatives, the Soyuz (rocket family)
- The Soyuz Launch Complex
- The Soyuz station, established by members of the Soviet Antarctic Expeditions in Mac. Robertson Land
Mac. Robertson Land is the portion of Antarctica lying southward of the coast between William Scoresby Bay and Cape Darnley. Mac. Robertson Land is located at . In the east, Mac. Robertson Land includes the Prince Charles Mountains. Mac...
- The Soyuz (faction)
Soyuz was a faction in the Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR. The faction was critical of Perestroika and liberal reforms; it was opposed to de-centralization of the Soviet Union...
in the Congress of Soviets
The Congress of Soviets was the supreme governing body of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and several other Soviet republics from 1917–36 and again from 1989-91. After the creation of the Soviet Union, the Congress of Soviets of the Soviet Union functioned as its legislative branch...
- SS Albert Ballin, a German-built ship recovered and renamed Soyuz by the USSR
- Soyuz (comics), a team of Russian superheroes from DC Comics
- ru:СОЮЗ (концерн) (Soyuz), a media company in Russia