political commissar

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an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit

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In 1925, Trotsky was forced to resign as commisar of war, and by 1926 he had formed a political alliance with Zinoviev and Kamenev against Stalin.
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.