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The Soviet of Nationalities (Совет Национальностей in Russian), was one of the two chambers of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, elected on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot in accordance with the principles of Soviet democracy. Politics—see Chambers of parliament Firearms—see Chamber (weaponry) Heart chamber Combustion chamber Marvel Comics —see Chamber (comics) The Chamber was a short-lived game show on FOX. The Chamber is a suspense novel by John Grisham. ... The Supreme Soviet (Russian: , Verhovniy Sovet, literally the Supreme Council) comprised the highest legislative body in the Soviet Union in the interim of the sessions of the Congress of Soviets, and the only one with the power to pass constitutional amendments. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... The Polling by William Hogarth (1755); Before the secret ballot was introduced voter intimidation was commonplace Wikisource has original text related to this article: A History of the Australian Ballot System in the United States The secret ballot is a voting method in which a voters choices are confidential. ... Soviet democracy is a form of democracy in which workers elect representatives in the organs of power called soviets (councils). ...

The Soviet of the Nationalities was formed on the basis of equal representation of all the Republics of the Soviet Union (32 deputies from each republic), autonomous republics (11 deputies from each republic), autonomous oblasts (five deputies from each oblast), national districts (one deputy from each district). Such a combination allowed for consideration of the interests of the entire Soviet population in dealing with issues concerning the entire Union, tied to peculiarities of economy, everyday life, and culture with each nationality. In its final decades of its existence, the Soviet Union consisted of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (SSR), often called simply Soviet republics. ... In its final decades of its existence, the Soviet Union consisted of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (SSR), often called simply Soviet republics. ... A number of smaller nations had autonomy within the main republics of the Soviet Union and were called autonomous oblasts, or AO. Within the Russian SFSR Adygey AO (now Adygeya) Cherkess AO (Cherkessia) (Cherkess National District 1926-1928; Cherkess AO 1928-1957) Jewish AO Gorno-Altai AO (now Altai Republic... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasť, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...

The Soviet of the Nationalities enjoyed the same rights as the Soviet of the Union both in the area of legislative initiative and resolving other issues inside the competence of the Union of the SSR. A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... Competence is the condition or state of being authorised, or being capable of doing something, and has specific meanings in a number of fields: Competence (biology) is the ability of a cell to incorporate extracellular DNA from its environment. ...

The Soviet of the Nationalities elected a chairman (who would lead the sessions of the chamber), his four deputies and permanent commissions: Mandate Commission, Commission on Legislative Suppositions, Budget Planning Commission, Foreign Affairs Commisssion, Youth Affairs Commission, Industry Commission, Transportation and Communications Commission, Construction and Industry of Building Materials Commission, Agricultural Commission, Consumer Goods Commission, Public Education Commission, Science and Culture Commission, Trade Commisssion, Consumer Service and Municipal Economy Commission, Environmental Commission. A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... In law a commission is a patent which allows a person to take possession of a state office and carry out official acts and duties. ... Mandate can mean: An obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body; see mandate (international law) The power granted by an electorate; see mandate (politics) A League of Nations mandate To some Christians, an order from God; see mandate (theology) The decision of an appeals court; see mandate (law) The... Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... Foreign Affairs is an American journal of international relations. ... Building material is any material which is used for a construction purpose. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... // Public education is schooling provided for the general public by the government, whether national or local, and paid for by taxes, which leads to it often being called state education. ... The Natural Environment comprises all living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth. ...

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1977 Soviet Constitution
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1936 Soviet Constitution



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