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  • noun Plural form of kolkhoz.


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  • Most of the fleet was privatized in the form of joint stock companies (56.7%), or transferred to cooperatives (kolkhozes; 23.7%), private companies (12.5%), or joint Russian – foreign ventures (2.4%) [185].

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the North Pacific (Bering Sea) 2009

  • Where'd they put you, somewhere kind of nice like Chirchik or the Gazalkent area or one of those god-forsaken 'shloqs or kolkhozes near Kibray?

    Ahoy! 2004

  • He wanted to draw people close together, to live in big kolkhozes.

    Calling A Dead Man Cross, Gillian 2001

  • Peasants could choose to be in kolkhozes (collectives) or to receive their own allotment of land.

    1990s 2001

  • The Soviets forced most of them to forsake their traditional nomadic ways for the settled life of reindeer kolkhozes (collective farms) and similar absurdities.

    This Side of Ultima Thule 1997

  • "Free farmers, whose land that they had from then - fathers was torn from them, and they herded onto kolkhozes like slaves."

    The Boat of a Million Years Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1989

  • It has grown incredibly; for example, areas of Moscow's periphery, where the kolkhozes are located.


  • To meet the Russian facility's supply requirements, the Bonduelle Group operates, through long-term lease agreements, two fully irrigated kolkhozes production farms of more than 3,000 hectares each, which provide the Russian processing facility with 60% of their raw-vegetable needs.

    Reuters: Press Release 2011

  • But since the kolkhozes failed to produce as predicted by Marxist theory, and with many peasants still refusing to join, Stalin sought a scapegoat.

    The New American 2009

  • Thousands of peasants were shot for attempting to take a handful of grain or a few beets from the kolkhozes, to feed their starving families.

    The New American 2009


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