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no·men·kla·tu·ra

 (nō′mən-klä-to͝or′ə, nô′myĕn-klä-to͞or′ä)
n.
(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The privileged set of people appointed by patronage to senior positions in the bureaucracy of the Soviet Union and some other Communist states.

[Russian, from Latin nōmenclātūra, list of names; see nomenclature.]

nomenklatura

(ˌnəʊmɛnkləˈtʃuːrə)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly, in the USSR and E Europe) a list of individuals drawn up by the Communist Party from which were selected candidates for vacant senior positions in the state, party, and other important organizations
[C20: Russian, from Latin nōmenclātūra list of names]

no•men•kla•tu•ra

(ˌnoʊ mən klɑˈtʊər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a select list or class of people from which appointees for top-level government positions are drawn, esp. from the Communist Party in the U.S.S.R.
[1980–85; < Russian nomenklatúra literally, nomenclature]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nomenklatura - the system of patronage in communist countries; controlled by committees in the Communist Party
patronage - (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
Translations

nomenklatura

[ˌnəʊmenkləˈtʊərə] N the nomenklaturala nomenklatura

nomenklatura

n the nomenklatura (Pol) → die Nomenklatura
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Solo las Nomenklaturas de los partidos han entrado en un vertice de ajuste de cuentas internas, senaladamente panistas y perredistas.
7) Local nomenklaturas were among the most important agents in the system, as they were responsible for the political control of nationalism: helping to develop the ethnographic and cultural nation while firmly blocking any nationalist political manifestations.
Yet many members of national nomenklaturas espoused some degree of economic nationalism and even national communism (in the case of Soviet Lithuania and Latvia this was in full view until 1959).
Kapitonov was accompanied by the Soviet Lithuanian functionary Valerii Kharazov, who presented to Suslov a blue notebook containing the opinions of the Lithuanian nomenklatura about the potential candidates for the position of first secretary of the Central Committee of the Lithuanian Communist Party (LCP).
Is it because Poland and Hungary were the most open states of the former Soviet bloc, with a strong private sector, the least aligned with Moscow, and characterized by a vigorous opposition and large-scale economic migration, that the nomenklaturas of these countries surrendered to institutional changes affecting the regime of ownership and the mechanisms of transformation of capital?
2% and 25% respectively of the former members of the nomenklaturas became private entrepreneurs, in the Czech Republic the figure was 20% and in Russia it was 16.
For a detailed analysis of the conversion of former nomenklaturas to a market economy and to democracy, the reader is referred to our work La grande conversion, le destin des communistes en Europe de l'Est (The great conversion, the fate of Communists in Eastern Europe), Paris, Seuil 1999.
The party hierarchy swelled in size and, in effect, different nomenklaturas emerged, as elites in the party, the military, industry, the scientific establishment, and other sectors pursued their different interests.
The oligarchs occupying the top rungs of these amalgamations are the true successors to the former Communist Party elite--and, indeed, some of them once belonged to the Communist nomenklatura.
The nomenklaturas of the other republics of the former USSR had no need for another ideological banner.
True, there were two or three suicides among the hundreds and thousands of members of the nomenklaturas.
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