The Soviet Union (SU or USSR, Russian: Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (СССР) was a state in Eastern Europe, Central and Northern Asia existing from 1922 to 1991. The USSR was inhabited by about 290 million people and formed the largest territorial state in the world, with about 22.5 million square km. The Soviet Union was a socialist soviet republic with a one-party system.
Studying Russian-German genealogy is often no easy task. The archives containing information about Russian-Germans are spread across the central and regional archives of the former
, which complicates initiatives to research a family's history. To give people a head start, the Museum for Russian-German Cultural History offers an overview with various addresses to help facilitate family research.
deu. Sowjetunion, rus. Sovetskiy Soyuz, rus. Советский Союз