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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(Russian). (1) A group (set) of objects that have some common unifying feature and purpose—for example, a set of tools or a set of paints.

(2) Plated metal decorations on harnesses, belts, and so on.

(3) Large-scale recruitment for a job (hiring) or for admission to an educational institution.

(4) In prereform Russia, the conscription for military service of persons from estates subject to the poll tax.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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