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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsovietso‧vi‧et /ˈsəʊviət, ˈsɒ- $ ˈsoʊ-, ˈsɑː-/ noun [countable]  PGOan elected council in a Communist country
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sovietGavriil Popov, a radical economist, had been elected chair of the Moscow city soviet on April 20.In defiance, on March 24 the executive committee of the Moscow city soviet authorized the Manezh Square rally.Vyacheslav Komissarov as Moscow's police chief, responsible to Moscow city soviet.The effect of the decree was to wrest control of Moscow's police force from the city soviet and the regional soviet.They had established new institutions, new parties, soviets, and unions.Similar soviets had emerged in other cities earlier in the year, but that of St Petersburg took on unique importance.It worked in close co-ordination with the government bureaucracy and with the soviets.