One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in countries of the former Soviet Union) political power or authority.‘the council represented the real vlast, the real power behind the front men in public office’
- ‘In Russia, human rights activists continue to be harassed by the vlast, by the authorities.’
- ‘That party, liberal but critical of the vlast, was probably the perfect party for him.’
- 1.1the vlasti Members of the government; people holding political power.‘policemen kept the centre lane clear of traffic for the exclusive use of the vlasti’
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