Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik
1940–1991
Flag of Estonian SSR
Flag
Coat of arms of Estonian SSR
Coat of arms
Soviet Union - Estonian SSR.svg
Location of the Estonian SSR (red) within the Soviet Union.
Anthem
Anthem of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
CapitalTallinn
Area 
• 1989
45,227 km2 (17,462 sq mi)
Population 
• 1989
1565662
History
 • TypeSoviet Socialist Republic
Historical eraWorld War II · Cold War
June 16, 1940
• SSR established
July 21 1940
• Illegally annexed by USSR, Estonia continued de jure
August 9, 1940
1941
• Soviet re-occupation
SSR re-established
1944
November 16, 1988
1988
• Disestablished
August 20 1991
• Recognized
September 6, 1991

The Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic,[1] or Estonian SSR or ESSR, was a republic of the Soviet Union. It was administered by and subordinated to the Government of the Soviet Union.

The ESSR replaced the Republic of Estonia on 21 July 1940, after the invasion of Soviet troops on 17 June 1940. A puppet government backed by the Soviet Union, declared Estonia to be a Soviet state. The Estonian SSR was taken into the USSR on 9 August 1940. The independence of the Republic of Estonia was reestablished on 20 August 1991.

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  1. Estonian: Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik; Russian: Эстонская Советская Социалистическая Республика, Estonskaya Sovetskaya Sotsalisticheskaya Respublika