Soviets of Workers Deputies

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Soviets of Workers’ Deputies


elective political organizations of the working class of Russia that were first formed during the Revolution of 1905–07. During the February Revolution of 1917 the soviets were organized as bodies of revolutionary power. In most cases, unified soviets of workers’ and soldiers’ deputies were formed (seeSOVIETS OF WORKING PEOPLE-S DEPUTIES).

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