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Soviet Union was one of the good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
August 2, 2005Peer reviewReviewed
August 13, 2006Good article reassessmentDelisted
Facts from this article were featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "On this day..." column on December 8, 2004, and December 26, 2006.
Current status: Delisted good article


Semi-protected edit request on 17 March 2019Edit

Čalamanĥ Papakostomadarinochristomanolopopulos (talk) 15:01, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. DannyS712 (talk) 16:48, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 March 2019Edit

I wanted to add in a few sentences under the Women and Fertility subheading under Social History. There is no mention of women's suffrage or the gender imbalance so I wanted to add "By 1917, Russia became the first Great Power to grant women the right to vote.[1] After heavy casualties in World War I and II, women outnumbered men in Russia by a 4:3 ratio.[2] This contributed to the larger role women played in Russian society compared to other Great Powers at the time." Angryhoe (talk) 21:10, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

  Partly done: I added the content with some minor changes to the links and citations. Geolodus (talk) 19:43, 1 April 2019 (UTC)


User:Marie Gulleya, User:Chewings72: I have attempted to determine whether it was conventional or correct to use "the Soviet Union" or "Soviet Union" in the common_name field of the Infobox, but I could not see how to come to a definite conclusion. I looked at Template:Infobox country, but did not see any guidance. I looked at comparable articles, such as United States, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and Ukraine, and two of them used "the", and two of them did not. I would be grateful if either of you could explain the rationale for your choice. Bruce leverett (talk) 02:25, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Bruce leverett Marie Gulleya I am no expert in this matter, but based on Wikipedia practices I work on the basis that when it comes to the names of things (including countries) when listing these objects or places or using the names as headings the "the" is dropped. The "the" should be used in the actual wording of the article, but not in the heading for the article or the heading for a infobox as it is used to determine the ordering and indexing of the articles. To support this view I note that the Wikipedia help page on Article Titles specifically states:-
"Avoid definite and indefinite articles. Do not place definite or indefinite articles (the, a, and an) at the beginning of titles unless they are part of a proper name (e.g. The Old Man and the Sea) or otherwise change the meaning (e.g. The Crown). They needlessly lengthen article titles, and interfere with sorting and searching. For more guidance, see WP:Naming conventions (definite or indefinite article at beginning of name)." --Chewings72 (talk) 09:59, 28 April 2019 (UTC)


Please add a section about sovietism - movement for the restoration of the Soviet Union. Sovietist is a member of this movement — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:569:700C:EB00:1CB9:D5BD:1905:35EF (talk) 00:40, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

There is a Wikipedia article, Neo-Sovietism, about that topic. Bruce leverett (talk) 01:16, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  1. ^ Figes, Orlando. "From Tsar to U.S.S.R.: Russia's Chaotic Year of Revolution". National Geographic. National Geographic Society. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ Gao, George. "Why the Former USSR Has Far Fewer Men than Women". Pew Research Center. Pew Research Center. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. Return to "Soviet Union" page.