OK, here's the list of the 15 member republics
of the USSR proper.
has it slightly wrong is with Chechnya
, and Nagorno-Karabakh
. The first two are members of the Russian Federation
, which itself is a collection of member republic
is a territory under dispute between Armenia
All fifteen of these republics became independent countries once the USSR collapsed. The troubles in Chechnya are a case of a member republic of Russia wishing to become independent itself.