The Soviet Union (Russian: Советский Союз, Sovetsky Soyuz), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Союз Советских Социалистических Республик, Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), was a socialist state that extended throughout Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Eastern Europe. It composed of 15 different constituent republics, with the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic as the administrative state. The Soviet Union existed from 1922 to 1991. Its communist government collapsed on 29 August 1991, and on 26 December 1991, the union was split into 15 non-communist republics, most notably the Russian Federation.
In Battlefield 1942, the Soviet Union is one of the Allied factions. The Red Army fights against the Wehrmacht in four historical battles on the Eastern Front, three of which (Kharkov, Stalingrad, and Kursk) fall within the Soviet Union's own borders.
- Main article: Red Army#Battlefield 1
While the nation of the Soviet Union was not formed until after World War I the Russian Civil War that preceded it is depicted in the Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar expansion, along with the communist Red Army and the opposing White Army faction.
- The Soviet soldiers in Battlefield 1942 were voiced by Sergei Kossenko.