The USSR did not allow religion. Fact.
The USSR spent enough on useless space exploration to feed its entire starving population. Fact.
The USSR's military was ill-equipt and at NO point was a military match for NATO's or even the United State's alone if a full-scale war had erupted. Fact.
Why do things dissapear? Becuase they don't work. Fact.
The USSR is gone. Fact.
Inefficient? It broke down becuase it couldn't support itself anymore! Heavy-handed is a far cry for the 20 MILLION people their government butchered.
How can that idiot defend them becuase of their rediculous and now nearly defunct space program? Ignorance is bliss.
Ask Russians now about it and they say they want it back becuase their military is being man-handled by a few thousand Muslim terrorists.
Ask those millions who were SELECTIVELY STARVED by the Soviet government and you will get a different story. Oh wait, you can't - they're dead!
Informally: The Soviet Union
A country that occupied 1/6 of all the land in the world. Existed from 1917 to 1991. Ruled by the Communist Party. Consisted of 15 republics. Controlled all of Eastern Europe, most of Asia, supported some African, Latin American and Middle Eastern countries. Called "The Evil Empire"
- It's Russian for USSR.
Its the U.S.S.R., man.
Most simply hope that no-one notices (they don't)
2. Also, where Linka from Captain Planet is from in the early seasons. It later beomes 'Eastern Europe'
Student: uhh...What's the U.S.S.R??...and where'd Russia go?
Teacher: Whoops, Sorry! Russia doesn't exist yet...