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

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


(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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Serdyukov with a calf experimentally infected with Taenia saginata tapeworms, Sovkhoz Rossia, Altai Krai, western Siberia, Russia, 1975.
This entailed moving beyond the fragmentation of farms and fostering the formation of kolkhoz and sovkhoz (collective and state farms) as well as agricultural mechanisation.
For the authors of the 11 case studies in Allah's Kolkhozes, the distinctly Soviet context of kolkhoz and sovkhoz life, in addition to processes of resettlement and migration, significantly shaped "the specific localized forms in which the Islamic revival and transformation occurred from the mid-1950s onwards" (10).
Os registros do que pode ser qualificado como GS surgem, segundo Tenorio, em varios momentos historicos, das experiencias autogestionarias da guerra civil espanhola a gestao do Sovkhoz sovietico, aos modelos de gestao neoliberal, ao processo de redemocratizacao no Brasil, como tambem aos distintos movimentos de contestacao, no centro ou na periferia do sistema capitalista.
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.
The gas field is located in the area to which the Yarsalinski reindeer sovkhoz holds the principal land title.
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.
From 1987 to 1992, he worked as a director of the Lenin sovkhoz (state farm) in Dangara region.
They believe it would lead to the expulsion of thousands of workers from kolkhoz and sovkhoz, Soviet-style collective farms, and kill the country's agriculture.