sovkhoz


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sov·khoz

 (sŏf-kôz′, sôv-KHôz′)
n.
A state-owned farm that paid wages to workers in the former Soviet Union.

[Russian, short for sovetskoe khozyaĭstvo, soviet farm.]

sovkhoz

(sɒfˈkɒz; Russian safˈxɔs)
n, pl, sovkhozy (sɒfˈkɒzɪ; Russian safˈxɔzi)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the former Soviet Union) a large mechanized farm owned by the state
2. (Agriculture) (in the former Soviet Union) a large mechanized farm owned by the state
[C20: Russian, from sovetskoe khozyaistvo soviet economy]
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Two cars collided in Sokuluk district on April 29 on the highway from Voenno-Antonovka to Sovkhoz Frunze, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said today.
Her special attention merits the shift from sound- to whole-word reading methods in the early Soviet years (think early-twentieth-century euphonious exercise phrases like "u liski usiki" [the little fox has little whiskers] versus "kolkhoz, sovkhoz, traktor" from the 1920s-30s').
Many rural people had great expectations in the late 1980s, when the first reforms allowed private farmers to begin on kolkhoz and sovkhoz land.
The International Crisis Group underlines this inequity, quoting an interviewee in Gharm: "A sovkhoz consisting of 180 families in the Jirgatal district was distributed among only 30 households.