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The answer USSR is seen frequently, appearing about once every 70 puzzles.

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USSR as a noun:

1. (Soviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR) = a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991