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Today in History, Aug. 28

A poster for the 1926 census in the Soviet Union Alex Bakharev

The first census was conducted in the Soviet Union 93 years ago today, on Aug. 28, 1920 despite large parts of the country remaining inaccessible due to the Civil War. The entire population was covered by the census for the first time in 1926. The most recent one was carried out in 2010, at which time the population was said to be 142.9 million.

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