a conventional name of the Soviet Union.
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic.
(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 […]
noun 1. See under Supreme Soviet. Soviet Union noun 1. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Supreme Soviet noun 1. 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 […]
- Soviet zone
noun 1. that part of Germany occupied by Soviet forces in 1945–49: transformed into the German Democratic Republic in 1949–50 Also called Russian Zone
noun, plural sovkhozy [sov-kaw-zee] /ˈsɒv kɔ zi/ (Show IPA), sovkhoz, sovkhozes. 1. (in the former U.S.S.R) a state-owned wage-paying farm. noun pl sovkhozy (sɒfˈkɒzɪ; Russian) (safˈxɔzi) 1. (in the former Soviet Union) a large mechanized farm owned by the state