Soviet Union (former Nation)

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6006211 Map of Soviet Union (former Nation)

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  • Former northern Eurasian empire that came into being after 1917 Revolution; largest country in the world when it existed, stretching from Baltic and Black seas to the Pacific Ocean; very diverse with over 100 distinct nationalities; most of population East Slavs; had authoritarian and highly centralized government dominated by Communist Party; political and economic changes began late 1980s and the USSR ceased to exist in 1991; in its final years it consisted of 15 republics, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia (now Moldova), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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Soviet Union (former Nation)

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Soviet Union (former Nation)

Equivalent terms

Soviet Union (former Nation)

  • UF USSR
  • UF U.S.S.R.
  • UF Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • UF Soviet Union

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Soviet Union (former Nation)

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Zenit-E

Item is a 35 mm cameras with 1/30 - 1/500 shutter speeds and a Helios 44 mm f2 lens. The camera has an uncoupled selenium meter and a match-needle on top housing. The match-needle was a system of exposure metering commonly used in the 1960's and 1970's. The system used small needles (similar to small watch hands) that lined up to indicate the level of exposure.

Kiev-4

Item is a 35 mm rangefinder camera with a smaller and more sensitive exposure meter than the Kiev-3 and 3A. This was an imitation of the CONTAX II, it was built after the original tools had been removed from the Zeiss factory at Jena. The lens is a Jupiter-8M, f=2/50mm.

Kiev

Zenit EM

Item is a 35 mm single lens reflex camera with an uncoupled selenium meter and automatic diaphragm. This camera features a Petri f1.8/55 mm lens made in Japan.

Zorki - 4

Item is a 35 mm camera with Cyrillic letters that resemble "Zopkuu" in Roman characters. The camera is attached to the leather case by a screw in the bottom. Zorki cameras are copies of Leica and other well-known 35 mm brands and particular model of Zorki features a self timer, an Industar-50 f3.5/50 mm lens, and a focal-plane shutter 1-1000. The Zorki - 4 is the most common Zorki, with more than 1.7 million made.