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strzepy
19:51
Actually, soviet means a council, and in the beginning of the October Revolution people in Russia become to overthrow tzar's authorities and forming their own local governments, soviets. Bolshevik Party piggybacked it, and coin term "Soviet Republic". Full name of the state was United Socialist Soviet Republics, because Soviet relates to constitution and United to term that the country was, at least on paper, a federation.

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