political commissar

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Noun1.political commissar - an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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Litvinov, who carried on Krasin's pragmatic approach to Soviet relations with the west, became foreign commisar in July 1930, though he had been acting as such for some time due to the illness of Chicherin.