Acronyms and Abbreviations

9/11 Attacks of 11 September 2001
ALROSA Diamonds of Russia-Sakha
AO Autonomous oblast
AOk Autonomous okrug
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization
APR Agrarian Party of Russia
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASSR Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
Black PR “Black” public relations
BRIC Brazil, Russia, India, and China
BSEC Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization
Cheka Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counterrevolution and Sabotage
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CNG Compressed natural gas
COMECON Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
CPSU Communist Party of the Soviet Union
CST Collective Security Treaty
CSTO Collective Security Treaty Organization
DPRK Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
EAEC Eurasian Economic Community
EMERCOM Ministry for Emergency Situations
EU European Union
EurAsEC Eurasian Economic Community
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FNPR Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia
FSA Federal Space Agency
FSB Federal Security Service
FSK Federal Counterintelligence Service
G7 Group of Seven
G8 Group of Eight
GCTC Yury A. Gagarin State Science Research Cosmonauts Training Centre
GDP Gross domestic product
GKChP State Committee of the State of Emergency
Glavlit Central Publishing Agency
GUAM GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
Gulag Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps and Colonies
ICBM Intercontinental ballistic missile
IGO Intergovernmental organization
IMEMO Institute for World Economy and International Relations
IRP Islamic Renaissance Party
ITAR Information Telegraph Agency of Russia
KBR Kabardino-Balkariya
KFOR Kosovo Force
KGB Committee for State Security
KGNK Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus
KKV Kuban Cossack Host
Komsomol Communist Union of Youth
KPRF Communist Party of the Russian Federation
LDPR Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
LGBT Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
MGIMO Moscow State Institute of International Relations
MIRV Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle
MSU Moscow State University
MVD Ministry of Internal Affairs
NatBols National Bolshevik Party
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBP National Bolshevik Party
NDR Our Home—Russia
NGO Nongovernmental organization
NIS Newly Independent States
NPSRF National-Patriotic Forces of the Russian Federation
NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
OCAC Organization of Central Asian Cooperation
OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
OSI Open Society Institute
PDPA People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan
PfP Partnership for Peace
PRC People’s Republic of China
REP Russian Ecological Party
RIA Novosti Russian Information Agency Novosti
RNU Russian National Unity
ROC Russian Orthodox Church
ROCOR Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
ROK Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Roscosmos Russian Federal Space Agency
RPP Russian Pensioners’ Party
RSFSR Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
RT Russia Today
Runet Russian Internet
SCO Shanghai Cooperation Organization
SDPR Social Democratic Party of Russia
SPS Union of Right Forces
SSR Soviet Socialist Republic
START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
SVR Foreign Intelligence Service
TASS Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
TSR-TKR Trans-Siberian Railroad–Trans-Korean Railroad
UES Unified Energy System
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
UOC Ukrainian Orthodox Church
UOC-KP Ukrainian Orthodox Church—Kiev Patriarchate
U.S. United States
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
UTO United Tajik Opposition
VAT Value-added tax
VKPB All-Russian Communist Party of the Future
VTOTS All-Tatar Public Center
VVS Russian Air Force
WMDs Weapons of mass destruction
WTO Warsaw Treaty Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
Zhensovet Constituent Assembly of Soviet Women

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