National Geographic put out several maps of the Soviet Union from the time before it became a constitutionally socialist state in 1922, till after its dissolution in 1991. Russia was the largest and dominant state of the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the U.S.S.R. all the former Soviet Socialist Republics became independent states.
Below is a list of the maps of the Soviet Union produced by National Geographic.
Click on Map Titles that are Links to see a Picture of that map.
1. New Balkan States and Central Europe - August 1914 (23"x18") This historic political map captured Central Europe as it stood at the start of the first world war.
1. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1938-1944 - December 1944 (40.5"x26") This map from the world war 2 era has international boundaries according to Russian treaties of October 1, 1944. It also has boundaries noted in red as of January 1, 1938, before Germany invaded Poland.
2. Poland and Czechoslovakia - September 1958 (25"x19") This political map shows the boundaries between communist and non-communist countries. It contains notes about territories and administration during the cold war era.
3. Western Soviet Union - September 1959 (25"x19") This political map came out during the cold war era. It was the era that the Soviets launched the first artificial satellite into orbit.
4. The Balkans - February 1962 (25"x19") This map clearly shows the boundaries between the communist and non-communist countries. It shows Yugoslavia before it was changed to the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia.
5. Eastern Soviet Union - March 1967 (25"x19") This map features many physical and political details. It has the 1938 Soviet boundaries along with the northern limits of wooded country.
6. Peoples of the Soviet Union - February 1976 (37"x23")
Side A: This map contains a wealth of information on the diverse cultures of the Soviet Union. It has illustrations and information about the cultures of twenty-four ethnic groups.
7. Soviet Union - February 1976 (37"x23")
Side B: This is a detailed political map of the Soviet Union giving a historical snapshot of it during this era.
8. The Face and Faith of Poland - April 1982 (37"x22.5")
Side A: This has a small physical map of Poland while it still was a part of the Soviet Republic. It gives all kinds of info such as the population, major cities, climate, religion, industries and much more. It also contains seven small maps showing Poland's boundaries during different times in history. Most of this map, however, has pictures and write-ups on the history of Poland.
9. Poland - April 1982 (37"x22.5")
Side B: This side of the map is completely filled with beautiful pictures and write-ups of the history and people of Poland.
10. Soviet Union - March 1990 (36.5"x22")
Side A: This is a political map of the Soviet Union just months before its collapse. It has an inset map showing population density.
11. Soviet Union - March 1990 (36.5"x22")
Side B: This map includes nine individual maps having an abundance of information on the Federation of Countries of the Soviet Union and their diverse peoples.
1. Russia and the Newly Independent Nations of the Former Soviet Union - March 1993 (35.5"x22")
Side A: This is a political map showing the boundaries of Russia and the newly independent nations after the fall of the Soviet Union.
2. Communism to Capitalism - March 1993 (35.5"x22")
Side B: Included is a large physical map of Russia and the newly formed nations. It has small insets showing the GNP per capita, exports, imports and populations of each new nation. There is also a write-up and timeline with illustrations and information showing the evolution of the Soviet state from 1613 to 1991.