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stakhanovite

This is a recent article in "The Economist": http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13825184

While it interesting in itself, I was somewhat surprised by a casual reference to the STAKHANOV movement in the USSR in 1930s:

"studies show that Americans are less Stakhanovite than they think"

Is that a word that a typical "The Economist" reader is supposed to know?
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