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Supreme Soviet

n.
The bicameral legislature of the former Soviet Union, with members elected in one house from the population at large and in the other from the constituent national republics.

[Translation of Russian Verkhovnyĭ Sovet.]

Supreme Soviet

(in the former Soviet Union) n
1. (Historical Terms) the bicameral legislature, comprising the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of the Nationalities; officially the highest organ of state power
2. (Historical Terms) a similar legislature in each former Soviet republic

Supreme′ So′viet


n.
(formerly) one of the two principal legislative bodies of the Soviet Union.
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Regarding the unlawful actions of the Armenian nationalists aimed at unilateral secession of the NKAO from the Azerbaijan SSR, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR in its decisions unequivocally recognized the impossibility of changing the existing borders.
In the Soviet period only in 1956 by the decision of the Supreme Soviet the article on the Azerbaijani language was added to the Constitution of the Republic.
Boris Yeltsin was elected Chairman of the Russian Supreme Soviet impossipuzzles John smiled.
Andrei Gromyko, foreign minister for 42 years, and all the leaders of the Supreme Soviet that he had served gave us the highest honor bestowed upon a foreigner: Friend of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
ChairAman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Boris Yeltsin signed the DeclaAration.
The European Parliament, he remarked, takes far more decisions mandatory for all EU members that the Soviet Union's Supreme Soviet made in its day in relation to the constituent republics of the USSR.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR of July 28, 1966, he was awarded the honorary title "Honored Engineer of the Azerbaijan SSR.
In the 1990s, he served as an expert on legislation for the Supreme Soviet and worked in senior posts in various state authorities, including as head of Russia's Ministry of Justice under Boris Yeltsin.
At that time, over one million people rallied in Yerevan in support of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast's reunification with the Armenian SSR, but again the Supreme Soviet of the USSR concluded that Karabakh should remain part of Azerbaijan.
In 1978, he was elected Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Kirghizia, then became chairman of the Council of Ministers of the republic.
That was when Yeltsin, by this time President of the largest constituent part of the (erstwhile) Soviet Union, the Russian Federation, stood on a tank in Moscow in front of his headquarters in the White House seat of the Russian Parliament, the Supreme Soviet of the Republic to shout defiance of the coup, thereby assuring its collapse.
Starting in 1941, many nonetheless wrote to various institutions at the federal level (NKVD, USSR Council of Ministers, chairman of the USSR Supreme Soviet), or at the republic or local levels (in the places of settlement or in their regions of origin), to protest decisions they considered to be groundless and to prove that they or their relatives had been wrongfully deported.