Definition of vlast in English:

vlast

noun

mass noun
  • 1(in countries of the former Soviet Union) political power.

    ‘the council represented the real vlast, the real power behind the front men in public office’
    • ‘That party, liberal but critical of the vlast, was probably the perfect party for him.’
    • ‘In Russia, human rights activists continue to be harassed by the vlast, by the authorities.’
    1. 1.1the vlasti The government or the establishment.
      ‘policemen kept the centre lane clear of traffic for the exclusive use of the vlasti’

Origin

Russian.

Pronunciation

vlast

/vlast/