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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Recent Examples on the Web Lukashenko, a former collective farm manager, has held power since then through flawed elections, jailing opponents and critics, blocking rivals from contesting elections and harsh crackdowns on protests. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, "Belarus tightens grip on foreign media coverage as anti-government protests swell," 29 Aug. 2020 Belarus — led by the former Soviet collective farm director Lukashenko for 26 years — is also one of Europe’s last wild cards between the Kremlin and the West. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, "In tense Belarus, strongman Lukashenko turns back toward Moscow for help," 22 Aug. 2020 Tikhanovsky's wife stepped into his place and with Tsepkalo's wife and Barbariko's campaign manager, formed an unlikely troika of women in a country long run by a strongman who was head of a collective farm in Soviet times. Fox News, "Has Belarus reached a tipping point? Thousands of protesters don't buy election result," 11 Aug. 2020 Lukashenko, 65, a former collective farm director, has governed Belarus since 1994 by changing the constitution, jailing opponents, activists and bloggers, barring rivals from running against him and dispersing protest rallies with riot police. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, "Authoritarian Belarus leader faces toughest election yet, and his opponent is a woman," 9 Aug. 2020 Throughout his 26 years as president, Lukashenko, a former collective farm director, has relied on Russian subsidies to keep the nation's Soviet-style economy running but resisted Moscow's push for closer integration of the neighboring nations. Vladimir Isachenkov, Star Tribune, "Kremlin sternly urges Belarus to free detained Russians," 31 July 2020 She was brought up left-wing — on a collective farm outside New York City. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Biden accused, &c.," 1 May 2020 She was brought up left-wing — on a collective farm outside New York City. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 16 Apr. 2020 After the fall of communism, Romania divided its agricultural land between former collective farms (transformed into private companies) and the people who had worked on them. The Economist, "Rural informality A supermarket aims to make Romanian farmers pay tax," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of collective farm

1925, in the meaning defined above

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

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