- (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.
Origin of soviet
Examples from the Web for anti-soviet
His most famous works, like The Man Who Flew Into Space from His Apartment, created in 1984, were read as anti-Soviet manifestos.
Ohser drew anti-British and anti-Soviet caricatures, but in his private life, he made no secret of his real political convictions.
The reason for the flap, old man,” he said, “is that Kim was head of our anti-Soviet section.
Since nineteen he had been a member of the anti-Soviet team.Revolution|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Do you think that they thought you had anti-Soviet views because you married an American?Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
To a significant degree the revival of nationalism has gone hand in hand with anti-Soviet attitudes.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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Word Origin for soviet
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Word Origin and History for anti-soviet
1917, from Russian sovet "governing council," literally "council," from Old Russian suvetu "assembly," from su "with" (from *su(n)- "with, together," from PIE *ksun- "with") + vetu "counsel." The whole is a loan-translation of Greek symboulion "council of advisers." As an adjective from 1918.