- (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 soviet
Contemporary Examples of soviet
Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup
January 5, 2015
Copies of the letter were sent to senior members of the church hierarchy and to the Soviet government.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church
December 28, 2014
Miles of Soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Not even after its parent company, the Soviet Union, took a dive in 1991.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
Soviet forces had deftly enveloped the German 4th and 9th Armies, annihilating some 28 divisions.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of soviet
And this we are trying to do in negotiations with the Soviet Union.
In passing, it is of interest to note that only once did Soviet Russia agree to toss.
All over the world, fellow-travelers abandoned the Soviet cause.
These countries can, and must, prepare themselves to be Soviet republics.The New World of Islam
Otherwise it wouldn't have been hovering in plain sight of the Soviet radar.Hail to the Chief
Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin for 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.