Top 10 Interesting Facts About the USSR

CerealGuy
These facts are interesting and also USSR is also interesting too...now I have found a website full of 25 facts so why not make a list?

The Top Ten

1 During the Siege of Leningrad in WWII, 9 Soviet scientists died of starvation while protecting the world’s largest seed bank, refusing to eat what they saw as their country’s future.

Here is my poem:

Scientist you are smart
But why do you-
Even starve yourself for-
A future? - CerealGuy

2 The USSR and the USA were originally in talks to jointly go into space together during the Cold War. The USSR almost accepted but then President Kennedy was assassinated and the Soviets didn’t trust Vice President Johnson, so the plan fell through.
3 The Soviet Union did not admit that a reactor had exploded at Chernobyl until nearly three days after radiation from the disaster set off alarms at a nuclear plant in Sweden 1000 km away.

Good thing Sweden nuclear pants goes crazy in alarm - CerealGuy

4 During the Cold War, the USSR was able to tell a Soviet passport was a forgery because the staples in real passports would corrode due to the poor quality of metal.

Now we need poor quality golds to survive from...the evil horrors of passports! - CerealGuy

5 In 1933 Soviet Russia dumped 6200 people on an island in Siberia and left them with only flour for food, a small amount of tools and no shelter. A month later about 4000 of them were dead.
6 In Soviet Russia, prisoners would get tattoos of Lenin & Stalin, because guards weren’t allowed to shoot at images of national leaders.
7 The German invasion of the Soviet Union caused 95% of all German Army casualties that occurred from 1941 to 1944.

The Soviets did more than the Allies (but still respect for them) - CerealGuy

And Murica says they won the war single-handedly! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

8 The first manmade aircraft to successfully land on another planet and send back data was the Soviet Venera 7 in 1970. After landing on Venus, the craft sent back only 23 minutes of weak data, presumably because it landed on its side.
9 The physical document that dissolved the Soviet Union is missing as of February 7, 2013.

We need to dig much moar about it's dissolution - CerealGuy

10 USSR liberated more concentration camps than the rest of the allies combined during World War 2.

Without USSR those prisoners would had been likely dead - CerealGuy

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