anti-Soviet

adjective

an·​ti-So·​vi·​et
ˌan-tē-ˈsō-vē-ˌet,
-ˈsä-,
-vē-ət,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Soviet (audio)
: opposing or hostile toward the Soviet Union or Soviet ideology
If the officer in charge of Britain's anti-Soviet plans was a Soviet agent himself, how could any anti-Soviet operation succeed?Phillip Knightley
Dozens of Stinger missiles, left over from the 1980s anti-Soviet resistance, are thought to remain hidden in Afghanistan and Pakistan.Ben Farmer
… the authorities in Beijing were even more staunchly anti-Soviet than most Americans.Arthur Waldron
anti-Sovietism
ˌan-tē-ˈsō-vē-ə-ˌti-zəm
-ˈsä-
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Soviet (audio)
noun
Their views have been characterized by a visceral anti-Sovietism, a commitment to achieving as much military edge over the Soviet Union as possible … Ken Booth

Examples of anti-Soviet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Finnish Board of Film Classification, for example, banned scores of movies deemed anti-Soviet. Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Foreign Affairs, 22 May 2024 These anti-Soviet activists were in this way identified and killed. Andrei Soldatov, Foreign Affairs, 27 Dec. 2023 Weaving together themes of love and exile, politics and the deeply personal, Kundera’s novel won critical acclaim, earning him a wide readership among Westerners who embraced both his anti-Soviet subversion and the eroticism threaded through many of his works. Elaine Ganley and Lori Hinnant, Chicago Tribune, 12 July 2023 Born in 1929 in what was then Czechoslovakia, Kundera was known for intertwining erotic tones with anti-Soviet sentiment in short stories, essays and poems. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2023 After all, for centuries, Ukrainians have tended to identify more with grassroots movements or solitary heroes—the nineteenth-century poet Taras Shevchenko, say, or the anti-Soviet dissident Vasyl Stus—than with nonexistent or ill-defined national institutions. Nataliya Gumenyuk, Foreign Affairs, 24 Feb. 2023 True, a handful of Ukrainians recall their joint anti-Soviet operations alongside the Wehrmacht with a discomforting pride. Michael S. Neiberg, Washington Post, 12 June 2023 Eventually, the anti-Soviet mujahedeen brawled for power, with the Taliban coming out on top in 1996. Hannah Beech, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2023 Before that, Bialiatski was an advocate for democracy and Belarusian independence, organizing anti-Soviet protests in the 1980s. Daniel Victor and Andrew Higgins, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Soviet was in 1918

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“Anti-Soviet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Soviet. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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