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Russia had a continuous international identity from the mid-fifteenth century through the October Revolution in 1917. The question on the succession of states arose with the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1922. As an empire, Russia controlled approximately the same territory (and countries) that later formed the USSR. Although all of the former Soviet Union nations, apart from the three Baltic States, consider themselves successor states to the USSR, Russia termed itself a "continuer" state, implying that although the other nations are successors, it alone is the direct descendant. The Russian Federation states that the generally recognized principles and norms of international law and international treaties of the Russian Federation shall be an integral part of its legal system. The President of the Russian Federation will have the authority to conduct negotiations and sign international treaties and the instruments of ratification.

Keywords: October Revolution; ratification; Russia; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

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