The latest slip: appearing on a radio show, she said that Americans are worried about “the rise of the soviet Union.”
The gradual tightening of the soviet noose plays out in public and private ways.
This teacher says that the wretched soviet regime will vanish and life will return to normal.
1917, from Russian sovet "governing council," literally "council," from Old Russian suvetu "assembly," from su "with" (from *su(n)- "with, together," from PIE *ksun- "with") + vetu "counsel." The whole is a loan-translation of Greek symboulion "council of advisers." As an adjective from 1918.