Consider the sentence:

"В 1955-1991 годы Польша являлась участником Варшавского договора."

What is the correct grammatical form of the numerals?

Is it

"В тысяча девятьсот пятьдесят пятый - тысяча девятьсот девяносто первый годы Польша являлась участником Варшавского договора."

or something else?

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    Just as a side note, incorrect declension of numerals is one of the most frequent mistakes done by native Russian speakers. Jan 12, 2018 at 14:17
  • because they're so unwieldy, in fluent speech one has to almost pause to inflect a compound numeral correctly, which hinders the speech and so is often disregarded in favor of fluency most likely subconsciously Jan 13, 2018 at 21:58

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С (одна) тысяча девятьсот пятьдесят пятого по (одна) тысяча девятьсот девяносто первый год Польша была участником Варшавского договора.

PS. "В 1955-1991 годы" is ungrammatical. But since it's not really clear what the correct form of "год" in this case would be, usually "в 1955-1991 гг." is used.

In such cases "гг." stands for plural of "год" in a suitable declination (годах, годы, etc).

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