See under Supreme Soviet.
the legislature of the former Soviet Union and its successor states, consisting of an upper house (Soviet of the Union or Council of the Union) whose delegates are elected on the basis of population, and a lower house (Soviet of Nationalities or Council of Nationalities) whose delegates are elected to represent the various nationalities.
noun (in the former Soviet Union)
the bicameral legislature, comprising the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of the Nationalities; officially the highest organ of state power
a similar legislature in each former Soviet republic
noun 1. Kremlinology. Sovietologist /ˌsəʊvɪəˈtɒlədʒɪst; ˌsɒv-/ noun 1. a person who has studied the political policies and developments of the former Soviet government
noun 1. Kremlinology.
noun 1. a conventional name of the Soviet Union. 2. Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. Soviet Russia noun 1. (formerly) another name for Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
noun 1. (before the revolution) any governmental council. (after the revolution) a local council, originally elected only by manual workers, with certain powers of local administration. (after the revolution) a higher council elected by a local council, being part of a hierarchy of soviets culminating in the Supreme Soviet. 2. any similar council or assembly […]