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nomenklatura

(in the USSR and state socialist Eastern European countries).
  1. lists of names held by committees of the Communist Party from which were selected candidates for vacancies in state, party or social organizations, such as trade unions.
  2. people holding positions as in l or on the nomination lists, and in particular those involved in the highest organizations in the countries, and who were identified by many observers as the rulers of these countries (Voslensky, 1984). Until the late 1980s in the USSR, the existence of such practices was not publicly acknowledged, but under the impetus of GLASNOST and PERESTROIKA, not only were they openly discussed, they were strongly criticized. Following the dramatic political changes which began in 1989 and which brought about the collapse of Communism, the system has broken down, but many nomenklatura individuals retain power and influence in other guises. see also STATE SOCIALIST SOCIETIES.
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Sadly, the European Union has allies in Britain--and the United States--equally committed to ensuring that the terribly corrupted form of the "Anglo-Saxon model" which actually exists is replaced not with something closer to its idealized, but so far uninstantiated, form, but rather with an undiluted rule of the self-serving transnational nomenklatura, the "citizens of the world" so rightly castigated by Theresa May earlier this year.
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The current nomenklatura will also be divided between those who have personal economic interests with the Russians and those who will not want the Russian oligarchs to meddle in their business.
The Soviet elite appointed to state and party positions through nomenklatura appointments (hence: the nomenklatura) were basically divided between "planners" who issued instructions and intervened in the production process and "producers" held responsible for carrying out the orders and interventions of the first group.
The obvious outcome is that nomenklatura members in socialism controlled not only the political and economic subsystems, but also the sphere of social integration in which value system was reproduced1.
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