collective farm


Definition of collective farm

: a farm especially in a Communist country formed from many small holdings collected into a single unit for joint operation under governmental supervision

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That life ends for Zuleikha when Red Army soldiers show up to confiscate Murtaza’s property and force him to join a collective farm. Maria Danilova, The Seattle Times, "Russian novel tells story of survival, love in Stalin’s camp," 14 Jan. 2019 Of course people weren’t staring at their phones in the 1920s, but the posters were plastered everywhere — at work and on collective farms, in train and trolley stations, on the walls of storefronts and apartment buildings. Anne Tschida, miamiherald, "The Power of Propaganda," 22 June 2018 Marinov and his family acquired Vela in the early 1990s, when Bulgaria’s collective farms collapsed along with Communism. Sophie Pinkham, The New Republic, "Why have post-Soviet countries embraced populism and nostalgia?," 3 May 2018 The state owned the nation's herd and grazing land, with herders paid a wage for working in collective farms. Max Baring, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mongolian herders leave nomadic lifestyle for the city," 3 May 2018 Onishchenko's father was a truck driver on a Soviet-era collective farm in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. Sabra Ayres,, "Meet the voters in Russia's heartland who are about to give Vladimir Putin another six years in office," 16 Mar. 2018 Aiming to feed a growing urban work force and increase exports, Stalin’s henchmen forced peasants onto collective farms and eliminated relatively well-off peasants known as kulaks. Mark Atwood Lawrence, New York Times, "A Portrait of Stalin in All His Murderous Contradictions," 19 Oct. 2017 Russia passed laws in the 1990s aimed at dissolving the country's 27,000 state and collective farms into shareholder societies, while additional legislation 15 years ago allowed the sale of agricultural lands for commercial purposes. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "In capitalist Russia, a socialist garden flourishes," 6 Sep. 2017

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: a farm that is run by several farmers and controlled by the government

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