- (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.
Words nearby soviet
Origin of soviet
OTHER WORDS FROM sovietso·vi·et·dom [soh-vee-et-duh m, -it-, soh-vee-et-] /ˈsoʊ viˌɛt dəm, -ɪt-, ˌsoʊ viˈɛt-/, nounan·ti-So·vi·et, noun, adjectivepro-So·vi·et, adjective
Examples from the Web for soviets
But why did the generals feel the need to rely on these groups, even after the Soviets left Afghanistan?Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reagan learned this in the midst of negotiating historic arms-reduction treaties with the Soviets at the height of the Cold War.
The Soviets got to the far side of the Moon first, and the mystery they found remains.
Beck was totally unaware that earlier that morning the Soviets had shot down a Korean airliner in the Sea of Japan.The Intern Who Birthed The KAL007 Conspiracy Theories|Tim Mak|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He fought with the Soviets, then led the cavalry and B-52 bombers to rout the Taliban.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether or not the Soviets will prove permanent, no one can say.
Well, I also heard from her that she wanted to sell her fashions to the Soviets.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
We will meet with the Soviets, hoping that we can agree on a way to rid the world of the threat of nuclear destruction.
The Soviets, however, retained leadership of the organization and continued to be a major benefactor from its operation.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The activity of the Soviets of National Economy is restricted to the field of industry.