Lithuanian SSR (TheodoresTomfooleries)
Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
Lietuvos Tarybų Socialistinė Respublika (Lithuanian)
Литовская Советская Социалистическая Республика (Russian)
Motto: Visų šalių proletarai, vienykitės!!
and largest city
State atheism (de-facto)
|Government||Unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party soviet socialist republic|
|(De facto) Union Republic of the Soviet Union (1940 -)|
|65,300 km2 (25,200 sq mi)|
• 2022 census
|73.73/km2 (191.0/sq mi)|
|Currency||Soviet Ruble (SUR)|
|Date format||CE, mm dd yyyy|
Lithuania, officially the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, is a de-facto Union Republic of the Soviet Union. Internationally recognized as the Republic of Lithuania, Soviet Lithuania, used to distinguish it from the de-jure Lithuania, is one of the country's three Baltic republics, alongside the Latvian SSR and Estonia. Lithuania borders the Baltic Sea to its west, Russia to the south (through Kaliningrad Oblast), Poland to the south, Byelorussia to the southwest, and Latvia to the north. Lithuania was a prominent great power in European history. Lithuania, as the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, was in personal union with the Kingdom of Poland from 1501 and subsequently was one of the two main nations making up the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth. Lithuania largely fell under Russian control after the Partitions of Poland. It gained its independence in 1918 and was an independent state until 1940, when it fell under Soviet occupation. With a brief interregnum of Soviet rule due to German occupation from 1941 to 1944, Soviet sovereignty over Lithuania was re-established with the Baltic Offensive in 1944, but the de-facto independence of Lithuania was never re-established.