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a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization)

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a communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party

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Once considered the island's top private school, to which everyone wanted to send their children, it has gradually been reduced to a semi-governmental type of organisation that is run badly by the self-serving apparatchiks of the political parties and primarily serves the needs and interests of its employees -- the teachers -- just like the Ports Authority and the EAC.
Analysts had expected Ankvab, a former Soviet apparatchik and Moscow businessman, to win the election in the region of 200,000 on the Black sea coast.
At length, fleeing the bathhouse, Lev traverses a sordid world amid the streets of Sofia, retracing the convolutions of the murder scenario, during which he stumbles upon Slug, his slimy accomplice in the jewel heist that went wrong, who is now an apparatchik himself, bent on rubbing out his erstwhile partner in crime.
The killed son was not a key member of the Gaddafi apparatchik.
The man is reportedly connected to a local party apparatchik.
Speaking of his encounter with a local apparatchik painter, Rolin is bemused to find his own perspective has evolved from that of an ideologue to that of a novelist.
Calling for apologies is significant at the moment in many spheres, eg the gratuitous offensiveness of Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand and the Labour party apparatchik Damian McBride.
Gonzales came across as a dull-witted apparatchik incapable of running one of the most important departments in the executive branch.
So when, in 1966, Reed was approached by a friendly Russian apparatchik offering a truly socialist variant of fame, he boarded a plane for the Soviet Union as an Officially Approved Rock Star--the genuine American article, playing ersatz rock 'n' roll.
In 1981, he is an aspiring apparatchik who keeps a safe distance from his roommate Pomfret and focuses his attention instead on flattering party superiors.
But given an historic test -- the chance to evolve from revolutionary apparatchik and terrorist par excellence to democratic ruler of a nascent state -- he failed utterly.
Shadrinsk Auto Aggregate Plant (SHAAZ] sounds like a name that could have easily originated From a Soviet central planning apparatchik, and in Fact, the manufacturing complex dates back to the era of Stalin.
For all his assertions to the contrary, Koizumi has proven to be an old-style LDP apparatchik.
Apparatchik, found to be in season after failing in the Pretty Polly, represents John Oxx.
In mid October the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano editorialized, "Fifty years after the hard-won victory of liberty and democracy over Communism, the head of state has entrusted the task of forming a new government to an apparatchik of the former Communist Party.