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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An interesting episode of placing a Christmas tree in the common room is described: of course no mention of the tree, let alone of Christmas, was allowed, and it was only after the last politruk left for the day that the tree was set up.
This was the camp's Politruk, or "political officer"--the NKVD official responsible for carrying on the unfinished work of breaking the prisoners to the State.
Most analysts," reports the Russian news summary Politruk, "are predicting a general crisis in 2003.