How about calling it the USSR?

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Interesting reading in the Moscow Times today. Every article is either about the government, laws, or people in the government. This article discusses the price the Ukraine pays for natural gas from Russia, and the Russian promise that they could get beneficial pricing if they joined the Russia-dominated economic alliance. It’s a far different Russia now than it was last time I was here 20-years ago, but in many ways, some things never change.