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Word and Phrase Origins
Soviet Union (USSR)
What is the origin of the word Soviet?
December 26, 2010 11:29AM
It's a Russian word for council or committee and after the Russian Revolution in 1917 became the basic administrative unit of the country at a local level. USSR = Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.