Soviet Union

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Soviet Union, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which, following the fall of communism, fragmented into its constituent republics. See, in very approximate declining order of wine production (not the same as order by vineyard area), russia (thanks to considerable bulk imports), moldova, ukraine, crimea, georgia, uzbekistan, kazakhstan, turkmenistan, azerbaijan, armenia, kyrgyzstan, and tajikistan. See also baltic states.