collective farm

noun

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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Through donations of reindeer, walrus blubber, and rubles, collective farms sponsored tank convoys. Bathsheba Demuth, The New Yorker, "When the Soviet Union Freed the Arctic from Capitalist Slavery," 15 Aug. 2019 These involved criticisms of collective farms and mentions of military defeats or of labor camps. Robert Chandler, The New Yorker, "How the Soviet Literary Establishment Censored Vasily Grossman," 19 June 2019 In 2015, however, South Korea’s spy agency speculated that he was briefly banished to a rural collective farm for reeducation. Hyung-jin Kim, The Seattle Times, "North Korea bolsters diplomatic lineup amid stalled US talks," 12 Apr. 2019 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, latimes.com, "Meet the voters in Russia's heartland who are about to give Vladimir Putin another six years in office," 16 Mar. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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collective farm

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English Language Learners Definition of collective farm

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

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