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commissar

in the former Soviet Union
1. an official of the Communist Party responsible for political education, esp in a military unit
2. (before 1946) the head of a government department
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Even former Chinese and Russian commissars have embraced capitalism.
Along came the commissars who walked straight to the front of the queue.
Writing in Israel's biggest-selling newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, columnist Nahum Barnea compared the rabbis to political commissars planted by the Communist Party in the now-defunct Soviet army.
SSI served Hosni Mubarak much as the Stasi served the commissars of East Germany, and as in many a communist state, even the leader was not exempt from surveillance.
Still, that didn't stop its commissars emailing 300,000 staff to remind them of the show.
Communist armies, and the PLA was no exception, were run through a dual authority system in which political commissars were attached to all formations at all levels to ensure ideological purity and to keep an eye on the military commanders.
Later, the political commissars also collected the passports of all dead volunteers and together they were used to create identities for Soviet agents.
This is because the same unelected commissars (this is what they are called) will still be making most of our laws for us.
During 1940-1944 he served as Vice Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars (Cabinet of Ministers).
The Soviet Bloc commissars believed that if you don't allow the masses to sample what the private sector could provide then they remain contented with what the State allows them to have.
The Soviet Party, the KGB, and the armed forces with their political commissars remain intact.
What does this flaccid achievement say about Moore, a legitimately important figure who has expanded the boundaries of a form that now commands respect from the cultural commissars at The New Yorker, university lit departments, and Hollywood studios on the hunt for their next franchise?

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