Stakhanovite 1935, from name of hard-working Soviet coal miner Aleksei Grigorevich Stakhanov (1906-1977), in reference to an efficiency system in which workers increase their piecework production and are rewarded with bonuses and privileges. Soviet authorities publicized his prodigious output as part of a campaign to increase productivity.

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  • Stakhanovite — In Soviet history and iconography, a Stakhanovite (стахановец) follows the example of Aleksei Grigorievich Stakhanov, employing hard work or Taylorist efficiencies to over achieve on the job.The Stakhanovite movement began during the second 5… …   Wikipedia

  • Stakhanovite — 1. noun /stəˈkɑːnəvaɪt/ An extremely productive or hard working worker, especially in the former USSR, who may earn special rewards. 2. adjective /stəˈkɑːnəvaɪt/ Pertaining to a Stakhanovite. , 1993: The great galvanised iron shed where the… …   Wiktionary

  • Stakhanovite — noun Etymology: translation of Russian stakhanovets, from Alexei G. Stakhanov died 1977 Russian miner Date: 1935 a Soviet industrial worker awarded recognition and special privileges for output beyond production norms • Stakhanovism noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stakhanovite — /steuh kah neuh vuyt , kan euh /, n. 1. a worker in the Soviet Union who regularly surpassed production quotas and was specially honored and rewarded. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a Stakhanovite or to Stakhanovism. [trans. of Russ stakhánovets… …   Universalium

  • Stakhanovite —  In the former Soviet Union, a worker held up to the nation as a paragon …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Stakhanovite — [stə kα:nəvʌɪt, kanə ] noun a worker, especially in the former USSR, who is exceptionally productive or zealous. Derivatives Stakhanovism noun Stakhanovist noun & adjective Origin 1930s: from the name of the Russian coal miner Aleksei Grigorevich …   English new terms dictionary

  • stakhanovite — sta·khanov·ite …   English syllables

  • stakhanovite — n. a worker (esp. in the USSR) who increases his output to an exceptional extent, and so gains special awards. Derivatives: Stakhanovism n. Stakhanovist n. Etymology: A. G. Stakhanov, Russian coal miner d. 1977 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zveno (Soviet collective farming) — The zveno (meaning link ; Cyrillic Звено; plural zvenya ) was a small grassroots work group within Soviet collective farms. It was, or became, a subunit within the collective farm brigade.Evolution during the 1930sFrom the earliest times,… …   Wikipedia

  • History of the Soviet Union (1927–1953) — This period of the Soviet Union was dominated by Joseph Stalin, who sought to reshape Soviet society with aggressive economic planning, in particular a sweeping collectivization of agriculture and development of industrial power. He also… …   Wikipedia

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