In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the Supreme Soviet — el Soviet Supremo
- The Aug. 22 holiday commemorates the Supreme Soviet's decision after the failed coup to replace the Soviet flag with the Russian tricolor.
- The leading Estonian delegate, Arnold Rüütel, is a former chairman of the Supreme Soviet.
- Minor laws that emerged out of the Supreme Soviet also restored some property rights, reversing decades of policies that were intended to limit the role of religion in Russia.
- The following day, August 20, the Supreme Soviet, with the consent of the Estonian Committee, adopted a resolution declaring sovereignty of the Republic of Estonia, annexed in 1940.
- On Aug.29, 1991, the Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the U.S.S.R., suspended all activities of the Communist Party, bringing an end to the institution.
- The contingents of the Soviet Army on the territory of Estonia also participated in the elections of the Supreme Soviet, electing four deputies.
- In August 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the BSSR suspended the Communist Party of Belarus and renamed the country the Republic of Belarus.
- In 1990, the Supreme Soviet elected Gorbachev as the country's president for a term of five years.
- By the 1980s, one-third of the deputies to the Supreme Soviet were female, and women accounted for over 50 percent of students in higher education.
- Following the failed August 1991 putsch by the marginalized cabinet, President Gorbachev dismissed his government and abolished the Supreme Soviet.
- The press greeted it with delight, branding the Supreme Soviet, then the primary outlet for protest, as a haven of red-brown reactionaries who sought to restore the Soviet regime.
- Gorbunovs was the veteran of the group, first having been elected chairman of the Latvian Supreme Soviet in 1988.
- From that point, despite the Supreme Soviet's limited powers and attempts to harass and hobble critics, the KGB was no longer off-limits to criticism and demands for accountability.
- The alleged parliament resembles the Supreme Soviet: highly privileged members, and no serious debates, no conception of an opposition.
- Most troubling for Gorbachev was the choice of Boris Yeltsin in May 1990 as chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Republic.
- The elections of October 1990 to the Supreme Soviet set a watershed within the ‘revolutionary’ wing.
- Regarding the decontrol of oil prices, the opposition in the Supreme Soviet adopted special legislation in the spring of 1992 prohibiting the government deregulation of oil prices.
- I was elected chairman of the Supreme Soviet according to a Constitution that has no such thing as division of powers.
- Dachas also played a major role in the conflict between then-President Boris Yeltsin and Ruslan Khasbulatov, chairman of the Supreme Soviet.
- Tereshkova later became a member of the Supreme Soviet, the former Soviet Union's national parliament.
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