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  • proper n. Any of the governing workers' councils in the Soviet Union.
  • n. A citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • adj. Pertaining to the Soviet Union or its constituent republics.
  • adj. Supporting or representing the Soviet Union or Sovietism; Sovietist.


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From Russian совет (sovét), советский (sovétskij)


  • In a constituent session, the new Supreme Soviet proclaimed the Republic of Georgia, dropping “Soviet” and “Socialist” from its name.

    e. Georgia

  • On Dec. 10 the Supreme Soviet had changed the republic's name to Republic of Kazakhstan, dropping the words “Soviet Socialist.

    f. Kazakhstan

  • Soviet na hEireann - Excellent program from TG4 againLast night a documentary on the Limerick Soviet* in 1919 and the general labour struggles of the period 1919 - 1923 was on yet another excellent documentary from TG4.

  • Hand it to the Soviet Union, at least its “bleeding wound” -- the phrase Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gave to its Afghan debacle of the 1980s -- was conveniently next door.

    Tom Engelhardt: Debacle!

  • Since the Revolution, however, the term Soviet has come to be associated with a certain type of parliament elected by members of working-class economic organisations—the Soviet of Workers’, of Soldiers’, or of Peasants’ Deputies.

    Notes and Explanations

  • He still considers himself an "international warrior" - the term Soviet propaganda coined for them.

    News on

  • ROBERT MOYNIHAN, "INSIDE THE VATICAN" MAGAZINE: That was the beginning of the end of what we call the Soviet empire.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • WILTON WYNN, AUTHOR, "KEEPERS OF THE KEYS": That was the beginning of the end of what we call the Soviet empire.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • Mr Brzezinski has said this weekend that the problem of what he calls the Soviet combat brigade is a political problem similar to that of the problem of the Berlin Wall.


  • From the first days after his return to Russia Lenine advocated, instead of a parliamentary republic similar to that of France or the United States, what he called a Soviet republic, which would be formed upon these lines: local government would be carried on by local Soviets composed of delegates elected by "the working class and the poorest peasantry," to use a common

    Bolshevism The Enemy of Political and Industrial Democracy


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