Definitions

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  • n. A Soviet leader.

Etymologies

Russian вождь ("chieftain, leader"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The author concludes that the pre-war purges instilled such fear of the vozhd that no one dared oppose his irrational strategy.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Did your time in a communist country have you start yearning to be the vozhd?

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  • Gorbachev seems to consider himself the vozhd (supreme leader) and does not tolerate people who cross him.

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  • Nikolaev, therefore, was merely a patsy in a more sinister plot on the part of the vozhd to justify the use of terror against his enemies, real or imagined.

    Sean's Russia Blog

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