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 (ăp′ə-răt′, ä′pə-rät′)

[Russian, the government organization or staff, from German Apparat, a political organization, from Latin apparātus, preparation; see apparatus.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Communist Party organization in the former Soviet Union and other states
[Russian, literally: apparatus]


(ˌæp əˈræt, ˌɑ pəˈrɑt)

an organization or existing power structure, esp. a political one: the party apparat.
[1940–45; < Russian, orig. scientific apparatus < German < Latin apparātus. See apparatus]
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The Russian consortium of investors includes Inter-Rao Engineering and Himmash Apparat partnered with Orpheus Energy signed the agreement with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited (KPOGCL).
The consortium is consisted of Inter-Rao Engineering and Himmash Apparat partnered with Orpheus Energy.
Mr Khan was speaking at a news conference with the KP chief minister after signing an agreement between a provincial holding Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company of the KP Government (KPOGCL) and a Russian consortium of investors, including the Inter-Rao Engineering and the Himmash Apparat partnered with Orpheus Energy, for the establishment of an oil refinery in KP province.
ISLAMABAD -- Representatives of Inter Rao and Himmash Apparat, a Russian oil and gas consortium that specialises in the sector, is arriving in Pakistan today, with the intention of investing Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's (K-P) energy sector.
A delegation of Russian investors from Inter Rao Engineering and HIMMASH APPARAT, a leading EPCC contractor through local partners ORPHEUS have all joined and engaged in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Oil and Gas Company Limited (KPOGCL) for establishment of medium size refinery in district Kohat to enhance activities in oil and gas sector of KP Province.
Though Moderat formed in the early 2000s from the members of Apparat and Modeselektor, they later shot to the top of the electronic scene with the release of their dark pop-inspired full-length album trilogy and have an incredible live reputation.
The book highlights several key concepts in Chinese politics such as Guanxi, Hukou, Neibu, Weibo, Wechat, Falungong, Danwei, Chengfen, and apparat or Xitong.
Ihre prazisen und ertragreichen Interpretationen von Einzelbeispielen in der Tradition des Close Readings sind dann indes uberraschend unbelastet vom theoretischen Apparat, dessen Kenntnis im vorderen Teil des Buches eher beilaufig abgehandelt wird.
It is 'an undeserved reward,' said Congressman Lagman, whose own family lost a member to the Marcos apparat.
Repression and purges kept the governmental and party apparat "in a state of mobilized tension" and thus easy prey for Stalin's terror machine.
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There will also be talks on the study of English and linguistics and a concert by Berlin-based ensemble Apparat.