Soviets of Workers, Soldiers, and Peasants Deputies

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Soviets of Workers’, Soldiers’, and Peasants’ Deputies


elective bodies of state power of the Soviet Republic following the victory of the October Revolution of 1917. On Jan. 15 (28), 1918, upon the adoption of a decree regarding the creation of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army, the soviets came to be called the soviets of workers’, peasants’, and Red Army deputies.

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