Origin of CCCPRuss, USSR from Sojuz Sovetskix Socialisti?eskix Respublik; Russian C, P = English letters S, R
A map of CCCP.
An example of the CCCP is the name for the Soviet Union before 1991.
- USSR; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The Russian letters are not pronounced the same as the English letters of the same shape; the closest approach in English to the Russian pronunciation is SSSR.
From Russian СССР (SSSR), abbreviation of Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (Sojúz Sovétskix Socialistíčeskix Respúblik, “The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics”).