When did the Soviet Union disintegrate into 15 independent Republics ?

(1) 1990
(2) 1991
(3) 1992
(4) 1993

Correct Answer : (2) Soviet Union disintegrated into 15 independent Republics on December 25, 1991.

Explanation :

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of Soviet Union was a constitutionally socialist state that existed between 1922 and 1991, ruled as a single-party state by the Communist Party with its capital as Moscow.

On 25 December, 1991, the USSR was disintegrated into 15 independent republics or post-Soviet states. The Russian Federation, successor of the Russian SFSR, assumed the Soviet Union’s rights and obligations and is recognised as its continued legal personality.

The former superpower was replaced by 15 independent republics i.e. countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

December 25, 1991 the Soviet hammer and sickle flag lowered for the last time over the Kremlin, thereafter replaced by the Russian tricolor. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned his post as president of the Soviet Union, leaving Boris Yeltsin as president of the newly independent Russian state.

Soviet Union disintegrated into 15 independent Republics on December 25, 1991 and till date USSR was ruled by the Communist Party.
Soviet Union disintegrated into 15 independent Republics on December 25, 1991 and till date USSR was ruled by the Communist Party. Image Credit : The Guardian

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