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1. (Historical Terms) (in the former Soviet Union) a rural soviet
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the former Soviet Union) a rural soviet
3. (Historical Terms) (in tsarist Russia) a peasant community consisting of several villages or hamlets
4. (Human Geography) (in tsarist Russia) a peasant community consisting of several villages or hamlets
[from Russian]


(ˈvoʊ ləst)

1. (formerly) a small administrative peasant division in Russia.
2. a rural soviet.
[1885–90; < Russian vólost'; Old Russian volostĭ region, state, authority, c. Old Church Slavonic vlastĭ sovereignty, power, derivative of Slavic *vald- rule, c. Lithuanian valdýti, Gothic waldan to rule; compare wield]
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Electronic auction: 0785- / provision of services for the delineation of water protection zones and the boundaries of the coastal protective bands of the volost river and its tributaries: the yazovets, brekhod, koldovnya, mutenka, ozernaya (kamenka), mokregach, middle, kamenka, svetelyka and tributaries of less than 10 kilometers on the territory of the smolensk region, the total length of the watercourses is 213.
Norms and Tactics in Peasant Volost Court Appeals, 1889-1917," Russian Review 59, 3 (2000): 408-24; Jane Burbank, Russian Peasants Go to Court: Legal Culture in the Countryside, 1905-1917 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004); and Corinne Gaudin, Ruling Peasants: Village and State in Late Imperial Russia (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007).
On June, 7, 1917 the Tavriisk province commissar and Military volost executive committee sent another application to Petersburg.
In addition to local newspapers and memoirs, Badcock utilizes an array of archival sources from both provinces, especially the records of town dumas and local soviets and communications between local representative bodies and commissars at the provincial, uezd, and volost levels.