Estonian SSR

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Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik
Эстонская Советская Социалистическая Республика

 

1940-1941
1944-1991

 

Flag Coat of arms
Motto
"Kõigi maade proletaarlased, ühinege!"
(English: "Workers of the world, unite!")
Anthem
"Jää kestma, Kalevite kange rahvas"
(English: "Endure, heroic people of Kalevs")
Capital Tallinn
Language(s) Russian, Estonian
Government Socialist republic
 - 1986–1991 Karl Vaino
History
 - Established July 21, 1940
 - Disestablished August 20, 1991 1991
Area
 - 1991 45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi)
Population
 - 1991 est. 1,565,662 
     Density 34.6 /km2  (89.7 /sq mi)
Currency Ruble (SUR)
(Estonian: rubla)
Internet TLD .su
Calling code +7
1Official names of the USSR
247,549 km² were defined according to the Tartu Peace Treaty in 1920 between Estonia and Russia. The ceded areas include the Petseri County and the boundary in the north of Lake Peipus as well as the lands behind the city of Narva including Ivangorod (Jaanilinn).

The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (Estonian: Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik; Russian: Эстонская Советская Социалистическая Республика, Estonskaya Sovetskaya Sotsalisticheskaya Respublika), often abbreviated as Estonian SSR or ESSR, was a republic of the Soviet Union, administered by and subordinated to the Government of the Soviet Union. The ESSR was initially established on the territory of the Republic of Estonia on July 21, 1940, following the invasion of Soviet troops on June 17, 1940 and the installation of a puppet government backed by the Soviet Union, which declared Estonia a Soviet state. The Estonian SSR was subsequently incorporated into the USSR on August 9, 1940.