noun Etymology: translation of Russian stakhanovets, from Alexei G. Stakhanov died 1977 Russian miner Date: 1935 a Soviet industrial worker awarded recognition and special privileges for output beyond production norms • Stakhanovism nounStakhanovite adjective

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  • Stakhanovite — 1935, from name of hard working Soviet coal miner Aleksei Grigorevich Stakhanov (1906 1977), in reference to an efficiency system in which workers increase their piecework production and are rewarded with bonuses and privileges. Soviet… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stakhanovite — In Soviet history and iconography, a Stakhanovite (стахановец) follows the example of Aleksei Grigorievich Stakhanov, employing hard work or Taylorist efficiencies to over achieve on the job.The Stakhanovite movement began during the second 5… …   Wikipedia

  • Stakhanovite — 1. noun /stəˈkɑːnəvaɪt/ An extremely productive or hard working worker, especially in the former USSR, who may earn special rewards. 2. adjective /stəˈkɑːnəvaɪt/ Pertaining to a Stakhanovite. , 1993: The great galvanised iron shed where the… …   Wiktionary

  • Stakhanovite — /steuh kah neuh vuyt , kan euh /, n. 1. a worker in the Soviet Union who regularly surpassed production quotas and was specially honored and rewarded. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a Stakhanovite or to Stakhanovism. [trans. of Russ stakhánovets… …   Universalium

  • Stakhanovite —  In the former Soviet Union, a worker held up to the nation as a paragon …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Stakhanovite — [stə kα:nəvʌɪt, kanə ] noun a worker, especially in the former USSR, who is exceptionally productive or zealous. Derivatives Stakhanovism noun Stakhanovist noun & adjective Origin 1930s: from the name of the Russian coal miner Aleksei Grigorevich …   English new terms dictionary

  • stakhanovite — sta·khanov·ite …   English syllables

  • stakhanovite — n. a worker (esp. in the USSR) who increases his output to an exceptional extent, and so gains special awards. Derivatives: Stakhanovism n. Stakhanovist n. Etymology: A. G. Stakhanov, Russian coal miner d. 1977 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zveno (Soviet collective farming) — The zveno (meaning link ; Cyrillic Звено; plural zvenya ) was a small grassroots work group within Soviet collective farms. It was, or became, a subunit within the collective farm brigade.Evolution during the 1930sFrom the earliest times,… …   Wikipedia

  • History of the Soviet Union (1927–1953) — This period of the Soviet Union was dominated by Joseph Stalin, who sought to reshape Soviet society with aggressive economic planning, in particular a sweeping collectivization of agriculture and development of industrial power. He also… …   Wikipedia

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