Stakhanovism

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Stakhanov +‎ -ism, from the name of Aleksei Grigor’evich Stakhanov (Алексе́й Григо́рьевич Стаха́нов), a Russian coal miner whose prodigious output was publicised by Stalin as part of a 1935 campaign.

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Stakhanovism (uncountable)

  1. A system instituted in communist countries to encourage increased productivity

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