100 Biggest Soviet Cities in 1989 (with Map)

With the help of a map, try to name the 100 biggest cities in the Soviet Union during its 1989 census.
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Republic
Population
City
Russia
8,967,232
Moscow
Russia
5,023,506
Leningrad
Ukraine
2,587,945
Kiev
Uzbekistan
2,072,459
Tashkent
Belarus
1,612,472
Minsk
Ukraine
1,609,959
Kharkiv
Russia
1,438,133
Gorky
Russia
1,436,516
Novosibirsk
Russia
1,364,621
Sverdlovsk
Russia
1,254,460
Samara
Georgia
1,243,150
Tbilisi
Armenia
1,201,539
Yerevan
Ukraine
1,177,897
Dnipropetrovsk
Azerbaijan
1,150,055
Baku
Russia
1,148,418
Omsk
Russia
1,141,777
Chelyabinsk
Kazakhstan
1,127,884
Alma Ata
Ukraine
1,115,371
Odessa
Ukraine
1,109,102
Donetsk
Russia
1,094,378
Kazan
Russia
1,090,944
Perm
Russia
1,082,052
Ufa
Russia
1,019,305
Rostov-on-Don
Russia
998,894
Volgograd
Russia
912,629
Krasnoyarsk
Latvia
910,445
Riga
Russia
904,643
Saratov
Ukraine
883,909
Zaporizhia
Ukraine
790,908
Lviv
Ukraine
713,059
Kryvyi Rih
Moldova
667,082
Chisinau
Russia
635,109
Izhevsk
Russia
633,838
Vladivostok
Russia
632,991
Yaroslavl
Republic
Population
City
Russia
630,543
Tolyatti
Russia
626,135
Irkutsk
Russia
625,155
Ulyanovsk
Kazakhstan
613,797
Qaraghandy
Kygyzstan
610,630
Bishkek
Russia
601,811
Barnaul
Russia
600,623
Khabarovsk
Russia
599,947
Novokuznetsk
Tajikistan
595,820
Dushanbe
Lithuania
576,747
Vilnius
Russia
546,501
Orenburg
Russia
542,612
Penza
Russia
539,980
Tula
Russia
520,263
Kemerovo
Ukraine
518,933
Mariupol
Russia
514,638
Ryazan
Belarus
511,706
Gomel
Russia
509,210
Astrakhan
Ukraine
502,776
Mykolaiv
Russia
501,963
Tomsk
Russia
500,309
Naberezhnye Chelny
Ukraine
496,813
Luhansk
Russia
481,042
Ivanovo
Russia
480,020
Murmansk
Estonia
478,974
Tallinn
Russia
476,869
Tyumen
Russia
452,160
Bryansk
Russia
450,941
Kalinin
Russia
449,635
Lipetsk
Russia
440,321
Magnitogorsk
Russia
440,240
Kirov
Russia
439,521
Nizhny Tagil
Ukraine
430,201
Makiivka
Republic
Population
City
Russia
424,239
Kursk
Russia
419,592
Cheboksary
Lithuania
418,087
Kaunas
Russia
415,921
Arkhangelsk
Russia
401,280
Kaliningrad
Turkmenistan
401,135
Ashgabat
Russia
399,688
Grozny
Kazakhstan
392,977
Chimkent
Ukraine
374,304
Vinnytsia
Uzbekistan
367,031
Samarkand
Russia
365,754
Chita
Belarus
359,188
Mogilev
Belarus
357,446
Vitebsk
Ukraine
356,123
Sevastopol
Russia
355,517
Kurgan
Ukraine
355,379
Kherson
Russia
352,530
Ulan-Ude
Russia
349,702
Vladimir
Ukraine
343,565
Simferopol
Russia
341,483
Smolensk
Ukraine
338,106
Horlivka
Russia
336,862
Oryol
Russia
336,514
Sochi
Kazakhstan
334,402
Semey
Kazakhstan
330,748
Pavlodar
Kazakhstan
324,478
Oskemen
Russia
318,298
Stavropol
Russia
317,475
Makhachkala
Russia
315,325
Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Ukraine
314,740
Poltava
Russia
312,128
Saransk
Russia
311,399
Kaluga
Russia
310,463
Cherepovets
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Level 70
May 15, 2020
Some *famous* places that missed out on the top 100:
  • #102 Namangan (305k)
  • #117 Ganja (278k)
  • #118 Nur-Sultan (277k)
  • #127 Brest (258k)
  • #130 Aqtobe (253k)
  • #172 Tiraspol (181k)
  • #180 Nukus (170k)
  • #185 Turkmenabat (160k)
  • #248 Tartu (113k)
  • #275 Mary (92k)
  • #284 Yalta (88k)
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Level 70
May 15, 2020
Voronezh did not appear on the 1989 census, despite having more than 750k people at the time.
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Level 50
May 16, 2020
This is my dream quiz. Can you accept Salingrad for Volgograd?
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Level 70
May 16, 2020
Stalingrad was changed to Volgograd in 1961, quite a while before 1989. I decided to only accept names that were in use during 1989 or currently (as well as a few differences in transliteration).
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Level 50
May 18, 2020
Didn't know, sorry!