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samizdat (Russian səmizˈdat) 



(in the former Soviet Union)
    1. a system of clandestine printing and distribution of banned or dissident literature
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ a samizdat publication

Word Origin

C20: from Russian, literally: self-published

Example Sentences Including 'samizdat'

Duplicating machines acted as an underground press, whose samizdat editions' passed through hundreds of hands.
Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
Later, in his samizdat autobiography (1985), he would call it a "vile institution" full of servile careerists.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
When James visited Dumfries in 1618, a samizdat version of the Union Jack flew with the St Andrew's Cross on the top.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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