Soviets of Workers, Peasants, and Red Army Deputies

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Soviets of Workers’, Peasants’, and Red Army Deputies


elective bodies of state power of the Soviet Republic beginning in late January 1918. The soviets were renamed the soviets of working people’s deputies by the 1936 Constitution of the USSR.

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