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A state-owned farm in the former Soviet Union.
- ‘Hitherto the party had accepted only a gradual increase of kolkhozy (collective, cooperative, or communal farms) and of sovkhozy (state farms with wage-earning peasants).’
- ‘As far as Maevo and its surrounding area was concerned, the main employer, the sovkhoz (state farm), had largely ceased to function.’
Russian, from sov(etskoe) khoz(yaĭstvo) ‘Soviet farm’.
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