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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"Look at you," sneered the Politruk. "You look like a bunch of animals.
Stepping menacingly in the direction of the voice, the Politruk snapped, "I'll get your food ration stopped if I am interrupted again." Satisfied that he had cowed his audience into submission, he continued.
Enchmen's highest rank in the Civil War military was that of Senior Politruk, that is, a political officer (Avtobiografiia).
During World War II, Enchmen served in the Red Army as a Senior Politruk, but was discharged in 1942 for reasons of health (Avtobiografiia).
The title refers to the omnipresent politruks, or political indoctrinators assigned to each military unit.