Union of Soviet Republics
Союз Суверенных Республик
Flag of the Union of Soviet Republics
Coat of Arms of the Sovereign Union
Locator Map of the Sovereign Union
Location of the Sovereign Union
and largest city
Official languages Russian
Recognised regional languages Finnish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Kazakh
Demonym Sovereign
Government Semi-presidential Republic
• President
Vladimir Putin
• Prime Minister
Dmitry Medvedev
• Sovereign Treaty
26 December 1991
20,949,952 km2 (8,088,822 sq mi) (1)
• 2010 estimate
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
• Total
$5.75 Trillion
• Per capita
Gini (2010) 26.9
HDI (2010) Green Arrow Up Darker .942
Error: Invalid HDI value · 28th
Currency Soviet Ruble (RUB)
Date format DD-MM-YYYY
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .su

The Union of Soviet Republics, commonly referred to as the Soviet Union, is a Semi-Presidential Republic located in Eurasia. It was formed in 1991 following the collapse of communism within the socialist Soviet Union, led by President Mikhail Gorbachev. Today, the union is made up of ten Soviet Republics, and is the largest nation on Earth by geographic size.

In 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev issued the Soviet Reformation, which called for the complete reform of the Soviet Union.