Definition: Soviet

From New World Encyclopedia
  1. A form of governing council in the former Soviet Union.
    • 2005: James Meek, The People's Act of Love (Canongate 2006, p. 230)
      Kratochvil, Jedlicka, Safar, Kubes and Vasata, who always took an interest in politics, set up a soviet in the last wagon and uncoupled it from the rest of the train in the night.
  2. The main form of communist government at all levels in the Soviet Union imposed in the bolshevik October Revolution in the former imperial Russia.

Related terms

  • Soviet Republic
  • Supreme Soviet


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