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Historical UsagePlay
The term 'soviet' is historical and often linked to the era before 1991. SlideThe Ural Soviet was active before the dissolution of the USSR.
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Revolutionary OriginPlay
Originally, 'soviet' referred to revolutionary councils during the 1917 Russian Revolution. SlideWorkers' soviets played key roles during the October Revolution.
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While commonly associated with Russia, soviets existed in various Soviet Union republics. SlideThe Tbilisi Soviet convened in present-day Georgia.