Chuvash Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

The Chuvash Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Chuvash: Чӑваш Автономлӑ Совет Социаллӑ Республики, romanized: Chăwash Avtonomlă Sovet Sociallă Respubliki; Russian: Чувашская Автономная Советская Социалистическая Республика, romanized: Chuvashskaya Avtonomnaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika) was an Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic within the Russian SFSR, which itself was within the Soviet Union.

Chuvash Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
Чӑваш АССР (Chuvash)
Чувашская АССР (Russian)
Autonomous republic of the Russian SFSR
Chuvash in Russia.svg
Map of the Chuvash Republic in Russia today, the same territory as the Chuvash ASSR
 • TypeSoviet republic
• Established
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Chuvash Autonomous Oblast
Today part of Russia

It occupied about 18,000 square kilometres (6,900 square miles) along the east bank of the Volga River, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of the river's confluence with the Kama River and some 700 kilometres (430 miles) east of Moscow.[citation needed]

The successor of the Chuvash Autonomous Oblast, the Chuvash ASSR was formed in 1925.[1] It declared its sovereignty within the Soviet Union in 1990 as the Chuvash Republic (still within Russia).[citation needed]

Its primary economic activities were agricultural.[1] Grain and fruit production and logging are emphasized.[citation needed] The capital city was Cheboksary.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Gawdiak, Ihor Y. (1991). "Chuvash". In Zickel, Raymond E. (ed.). Soviet Union: a country study (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. p. 181. ISBN 0-16-036380-2. OCLC 22911443.

Coordinates: 56°08′00″N 47°14′00″E / 56.1333°N 47.2333°E / 56.1333; 47.2333