The reign of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (or USSR) came to a screeching halt in 1991. After 68 years of reign, the collective of socialist countries were dissolved and reformed into new borders and republic entities.

This month, we look back on the August Coup, when Soviet Communists failed their takeover, and eventually, to the dissolution to the Soviet Union as a whole.


Take a look at the best memes we found commemorating this important event in world history.

The one where Soviet kids are given something to cry about:

(Know Your Meme)

The one where they’re working on a plan.

(Reddit)

When tech is not about the individual.

(Memecenter)

Where they didn’t think it’d happen but it did.

(Me.me)

When they were contemplating the choices.

(Imgflip)

Can we get an IT guy to fix this keyboard?!

(Makeameme)

When kids are reminded that the fallen always live within.

(memes-4ever.tumblr.com)

Will fall apart 9/10 times.

(Ballmemes)

And finally, the bears are in on it too.

Ice Age baby is actually to blame after all.

What's your favorite USSR meme? Tell us below.