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See also: soviet and sóviet



From Russian сове́т (sovét), сове́тский (sovétskij).


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Soviet (plural Soviets)

  1. A citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of soviet (workers' council)



Soviet (comparative more Soviet, superlative most Soviet)

  1. (historical, not comparable) Pertaining to the Soviet Union or its constituent republics.
    • 2005, Kozyrev, Vitaly, “Soviet Policy Toward the United States and China, 1969-1979”, in William C. Kirby; Robert S. Ross; Gong Li, editors, Normalization of U.S.-China Relations: An International History[1], Harvard University Press, →ISBN, LCCN 2005028674, OCLC 776929167, page 258:
      Later, in the 1980s, western scholars found that, notwithstanding the substantial Soviet military buildup near the Chinese borders in the late 1960s, it was Beijing that initiated the clash on Zhenbao (Damanski) Island.
  2. Supporting or representing the Soviet Union or Sovietism; Sovietist.
    • 1998, David D. Laitin, Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad, page 9:
      He remained more Soviet than his parents and often accused Gorbachev of having destroyed the Soviet Union on behalf of US intelligence.
    • 2001, Robert G. Moeller, War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany, page 113:
      Only in the GDR were the returning POWs presumed guilty; there East Germans, attempting to be "more Soviet than the Soviets," []
    • 2005, Gennadiĭ Ėstraĭkh, In Harness: Yiddish Writers' Romance with Communism, page 61:
      It would also be incorrect to creat a "scale of Sovietism", arguing, say, that Gildin was more Soviet than Litvakov, or that Litvakov was more Soviet than Dobrushin. Essentially, they were equally Soviet, even if they saw their Sovietism rather differently: []

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (pertaining to the Soviet Union): soviet


  • (pertaining to the Soviet Union): Russian