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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was disbanded in 1991. It exists in our database because it is still the stated country of birth of a number of designated persons.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 4,073 entities connected with the Soviet Union. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in the Soviet Union. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 2,859 entities identified as PEPs connected with the Soviet Union.

National government positions

No positions for this category

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...