ussr, especially when used in the Western media. 81104 uncorrected version, Chapter 2, par. By their calculation, per capita income of Soviet Union in 1989 should have been twice higher than it was, considering the amount of investment, education and population. Davies, Robert ; Wheatcroft, Stephen (2004). 144 At its peak in 1988, it was the largest producer and second largest exporter of crude oil, surpassed only by Saudi Arabia. In 1933, diplomatic relations between the United States and the ussr were established when in November the newly elected President of the United States, Franklin. People who were literate were automatically hired as teachers. Stalin and the Shaping of the Soviet Union (1986) Fitzpatrick, Sheila,. A serious problem when creating these writing systems was that the languages differed dialectally greatly from each other.