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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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One of them was Askol'dov, whose personal history will help us better understand his film Commissar.
According to reports, Liu Xiaojiang, Commissar of the Navy, strictly warned his troops to "stop gossiping, inquiring blindly or spreading wrong information.
Later, the political commissars also collected the passports of all dead volunteers and together they were used to create identities for Soviet agents.
This policy, however, derived not from the Commissar Order but in accord with Heydrich's Military Orders no.
Liu Shutian, political commissar of the Guangzhou Military Region, who was visiting Hong Kong to announce the personnel changes, paid a visit to the territory's Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa on Thursday, the agency said.
We wrote to our contact in England, who wrote to the Russian Olympic coach, who wrote to the commissar of track in Czechoslovakia, who got in touch.
Born in 1922 in Snovsk (now Sednev, Ukraine), he emigrated with his mother and grandmother to the United States in 1923; he never knew his father, a commissar executed by the Soviet regime a few months before his son's birth.
Now anybody with lots of money can sip what was once the top tipple of tsar and commissar.
Pyotr Voyd, Petersburg poet, veers between alternate "realities," sometimes as "Petka" the Red commissar, at others "Petya," a nineties mental patient.
The result - The Commissar Vanishes - will be shown on seven screens at Warwick Arts Centre, one of only two venues for the multi-media event.
I recall a moment during the Vietnam War when a self-appointed political commissar of the anti-war movement phoned me: "Howard, I see you endorsed the antiwar rally called by the SWP [yes, that same inescapable bunch].
For the sake of our future we better pray that the Commissar for Nuclear Technology creamed off all the best brains and left space travel to the dunces.

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