- Historical event
- 30 December 1922
- Prior to the establishment of the Soviet Union, there was number of independent republics ruled by local Bolshevik Parties.
A large number of people mistakenly think that the Soviet Union emerged immediately after the October Revolution in 1917. It was actually founded on this day in 1922, more than five years after the start of the revolution. The agreement on the creation of the Soviet Union was signed by four republics on that day: the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. So, before the establishment of the USSR, these were all independent republics ruled by local Bolshevik Parties.