The last foreign troops departed Siberia in 1922, leaving the Soviet state unchallenged from abroad.The end of World War II saw the Soviet Union emerge as one of the world's two great military powers.These anti-Communist White armies enjoyed, to varying degrees, the support of the Allied Powers.
But these achievements had been bought at a high cost.
An estimated 20 million Soviet soldiers and civilians perished in the war, the heaviest loss of life of any of the combatant countries.
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The collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 changed the worlds geopolitical balance.
When the Soviet Union fell, it ended the tenure of a superpower with the resources of more than a dozen countries.This is also the day when the Orthodox recollect Tatiana - Orthodox Holy Martyr who accomplished the feat...The USSR officially ceased to exist on 31 December 1991.The Bolshevik Revolution triumphed on 07 November 1917 (October 25 old calendar), when the Bolsheviks dispersed the Provisional Government from the Winter Palace in Petrograd.On 03 March 1918, Soviet government officials signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, relinquishing Poland, the Baltic lands, Finland, and Ukraine to German control and giving up a portion of the Caucasus region to Turkey.After the Allies defeated Germany in November 1918, they opted to continue their intervention in the Russian Civil War against the Communists in the interests of averting world socialist revolution.