A Soviet worker honored and rewarded for exceptional diligence in increasing production.
Origin of StakhanoviteAfter Aleksei Grigorievich Stakhanov, (1906–1977), Soviet miner.
Variant of Stakhanovism
in the Soviet Union, a system whereby teams of workers sought to increase their production by improving efficiency and, if successful, were rewarded with bonuses and privileges
Origin of Stakhanovismafter Aleksei Stakhanov, Soviet miner whose efforts inspired it (1935)