Pronunciation: (ok-tō'brist), [key]
1. a member of a Russian political party that advocated constitutional monarchism: so called because it was organized after the Czar's manifesto in October, 1905.
2. (formerly) a member of a communist organization in the Soviet Union for children ranging in age from eight to ten. Cf. Komsomol, Pioneer.
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