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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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The Brigades' leaders, both the military and political commissars, were hard men, dedicated to their cause, ever aware of and adapting to the changing communist party line and always, unwavering Stalinists.
Voyd as "Petka" performs striking feats as a cavalry commissar under Chapaev, now an outrageously larger-than-life figure of mystical prowess.
The score for The Commissar Vanishes is featured on a double CD (just released by Virgin Venture) which also includes music derived from Nyman's powerful dance score for The Fall of Icarus.
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In Stalin's Loyal Executioner: People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov (Hoover Institution Press, 2002), Soviet historians Marc Jensen and Nikita Petrov examine the life of the main executor of this genocide.
A Earlier on Thursday the deputy head of the Fire Safety and Public Protection directorate, Senior Commissar Vasil Vasilev told Nova TV that the early warning system was set up to warn of predictable events.
His father had been the last Soviet commissar for education.
Minister of Defense of Kyrgyzstan Tlaibek Omuraliev met with the delegation of the People's Liberation Army of China headed by Political Commissar of the Xinjiang Military District Liu Lei on November 28, the press service of the Ministry reported.
Liu Xiaojiang, political commissar of the PLAN, Ding Yiping and Liu Yi, deputycommanders of the PLAN, Wang Sentai, deputy political commissar of the PLAN, DuJingchen, chief of staff of the PLAN, Miao Wei, minister of the MIIT, and Ma Xingrui,deputy minister of the MIIT and director of the SASTIND, were present at the signingceremony.
The man nicknamed the Commissar by opponents explained that it was not a deliberate snub to Movember.
I found his ranting offensive and derogatory for his rhetoric implied we the listener could not distinguish right from wrong and brought to mind the vision of a political commissar brainwashing the enlightened to return them to the fold.
Mahmood Al Zarooni won yesterday's Group 2 for two-yearolds - the Cherry Hinton - with Gamilati and bids to follow up with Commissar, who steps up in trip having finished unplaced in the 6f Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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