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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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."
Slutsky, a member of the Communist Party and of the Soviet Writers Union, who served in the war as a politruk or political officer, was no dissident, though a great deal of what he wrote "for his desk drawer" and of what was published after his death was in fact very critical of the Soviet regime.