Soviet life

From the Evening Star of Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1922

On this day (Dec. 30), 100 years ago, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is born at the All-Russian Congress in Moscow.

There was very little coverage of the event in the U.S. press at the time — and nothing on the announcement in the St. Louis press until early 1923, when the Post-Dispatch ran a photo of the Red Army moving into Vladivostok.

The dissolution of the USSR, 69 years later, would be front-page news around the globe.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jan. 9, 1923