What does Soviet mean?

Definitions for Soviet
ˈsoʊ viˌɛt, -ɪt, ˌsoʊ viˈɛtso·vi·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sovietadjective

    an elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

  2. Sovietadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people

    "Soviet leaders"

Wiktionary

  1. sovietnoun

    A form of governing council in the former Soviet Union.

  2. sovietnoun

    The main form of communist government at all levels in the Soviet Union imposed in the bolshevik October Revolution in the former imperial Russia.

  3. sovietadjective

    Pertaining to or resembling a soviet (council).

  4. sovietadjective

    Relating to the ideology, culture or politics of the Soviet Union.

  5. Sovietadjective

    Pertaining to the Soviet Union or its constituent republics.

  6. Sovietadjective

    Supporting or representing the Soviet Union or Sovietism; Sovietist.

  7. Sovietnoun

    Any of the governing workers' councils in the Soviet Union.

  8. Etymology: From совет, советский

Wikipedia

  1. Soviet

    The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a transcontinental country that spanned much of Eurasia from 1922 to 1991. A flagship communist state, it was nominally a federal union of fifteen national republics; in practice, both its government and its economy were highly centralized until its final years. It was a one-party state governed by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, with the city of Moscow serving as its capital as well as that of its largest and most populous republic: the Russian SFSR. Other major cities included Leningrad (Russian SFSR), Kiev (Ukrainian SSR), Minsk (Byelorussian SSR), Tashkent (Uzbek SSR), Alma-Ata (Kazakh SSR), and Novosibirsk (Russian SFSR). It was the largest country in the world, covering over 22,402,200 square kilometres (8,649,500 sq mi) and spanning eleven time zones. The country's roots lay in the October Revolution of 1917, when the Bolsheviks, under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin, overthrew the Russian Provisional Government that had earlier replaced the House of Romanov of the Russian Empire. The Bolshevik coup led to the establishment of the Russian Soviet Republic, the world's first constitutionally guaranteed socialist state. Persisting internal tensions escalated into the Russian Civil War. By 1922 the Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin had emerged victorious, forming the Soviet Union. Following Lenin's death in 1924, Joseph Stalin came to power. Stalin inaugurated a period of rapid industrialization and forced collectivization that led to significant economic growth, but also contributed to a famine in 1930–1933 that killed millions. The labour camp system of the Gulag was also expanded in this period. Stalin conducted the Great Purge to remove his actual and perceived opponents. After the outbreak of World War II, Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The combined Soviet civilian and military casualty count—estimated to be around 27 million people—accounted for the majority of losses of Allied forces. In the aftermath of World War II, the territory taken by the Red Army formed various Soviet satellite states. The beginning of the Cold War saw the Eastern Bloc of the Soviet Union confront the Western Bloc of the United States, with the latter grouping becoming largely united in 1949 under NATO and the former grouping becoming largely united in 1955 under the Warsaw Pact. Following Stalin's death in 1953, a period known as de-Stalinization occurred under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev. The Soviets took an early lead in the Space Race with the first artificial satellite, the first human spaceflight, and the first probe to land on another planet (Venus). In the 1970s, there was a brief détente in the Soviet Union's relationship with the United States, but tensions resumed following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. In the mid-1980s, the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, sought to reform the country through his policies of glasnost and perestroika. In 1989, during the closing stages of the Cold War, various countries of the Warsaw Pact overthrew their Marxist–Leninist regimes, which was accompanied by the outbreak of strong nationalist and separatist movements across the entire Soviet Union. In 1991, Gorbachev initiated a national referendum—boycotted by the Soviet republics of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova—that resulted in the majority of participating citizens voting in favour of preserving the country as a renewed federation. In August 1991, hardline members of the Communist Party staged a coup d'état against Gorbachev; the attempt failed, with Boris Yeltsin playing a high-profile role in facing down the unrest, and the Communist Party was subsequently banned. All of the republics emerged from the dissolution of the Soviet Union as fully independent post-Soviet states. The Soviet Union produced many significant social and technological achievements and innovations. It had the world's second-largest economy, and the Soviet Armed Forces comprised the largest standing military in the world. An NPT-designated state, it possessed the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world. It was a founding member of the United Nations as well as one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Before the dissolution, the country had maintained its status as one of the world's two superpowers through its hegemony in Eastern Europe, military and economic strengths, aid to developing countries, and scientific research.

ChatGPT

  1. soviet

    "Soviet" refers to a system of political, economic and social structure associated with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), a former federation of communist republics that existed from 1922 to 1991. It is widely recognized for central planning, state control over the economy, one-party rule, and the supremacy of the Communist Party. The term "soviet" also pertains to anything regarding or related to the USSR or its citizens. Additionally, a "soviet" was a council of workers in the USSR.

Wikidata

  1. Soviet

    Soviet was a name used for several Russian political organizations. Examples include the Czar's Council of Ministers, which was called the “Soviet of Ministers”; a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia; and the Supreme Soviet, the bicameral parliament of the Soviet Union.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #870

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3056

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Nouns Frequency: #2958

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Soviet' in Adjectives Frequency: #103

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Soviet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Soviet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Soviet in a Sentence

  1. Boris Johnson:

    She thought in particular that we in Britain should be less dependent on Russian hyrdrocarbons and she thought we should get on with seeking alternative sources, her general anxiety was that Putin, if unchallenged and unchecked, would continue to expand his influence in the perimeter of what was the Soviet Union. I was very, very struck by that.

  2. Ben Sasse:

    This is bizarre and flat-out wrong. The United States is not to blame. America wants a good relationship with the Russian people but Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Putin thugs are responsible for Soviet-style aggression, when The President plays these moral equivalence games, The President gives Vladimir Putin a propaganda win The President desperately needs.

  3. State Department:

    During the Cold War, most people knew about the Soviet threat, and we did not need to provide evidence to show that was an issue.

  4. John Heubusch:

    How times have changed, right ? because, Mikhail Gorbachev, who dismantled the former Soviet Union, was one of the first world leaders to receive the award, personally from Ronald Reagan in 1992. BIDEN ADMIN SAYS ‘ NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE ’ ON POSSIBLE BAN OF RUSSIAN OIL.

  5. Seth Cropsey:

    It's absolutely clear that where Putin seeks revenge, this kind of resolution of what he of what he called the greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th century, namely the end of the Soviet Union. That means restoring Russian borders to something like what they were when the Soviet Union existed, but I think that China has a much broader ambition and that it's not regional, it's global. And those two, I think Chinese leaders understand very well will come up against each other, whether it's now or sometime in the future.

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