to a village meeting of the poor and the village soviet
to help identify
The first represents an order of 15 May 1941 from Bolgrad District (raion) Executive Committee Chairman Galkin to one Kalgev (or Kalchev), chairman of the Kubei (or Cubei) village soviet
, directing him to "compose lists of residents of your village soviet
who are slated to be expelled from your village--one list for heads of the households [only], and another for those who will be expelled together with their families." The numbers of those to be expelled were to be communicated "immediately." The second document is an answer to that order; though it was not dated, one can safely assume that it was indeed delivered "immediately." Chairman Kalgev reported that 125 heads of household and 25 families were slated for expulsion from the village of Kubei.
The chairman of the village soviet
stands to become the owner of all the property on its territory.
In conducting its work, an examination commission typically reviewed the profiles of members of local government institutions, focusing especially on the members of the local village soviet
. A commission looked into how much land each member of the village soviet
owned before and after the revolution, how much livestock and machinery each of them owned, and whether any of them had ever hired workers.
The literal translation, "village soviet
," is misleading since not every village had a sel'sovet, but the other standard translation, rural soviet, somewhat undermines the importance of the institution because it makes it sound remote and disconnected from the village.
At other times, they too continued to have their children baptized and either adorned the walls of the village soviet
's meeting place with icons or acquiesced to having icons there.