apparatchik


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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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Kennicott, as if spokesperson, rather than independent journalist, for the Canada Council for the Arts, quotes chief apparatchik Simon Brault: "For a long time, everything that was happening at the Canada Council and in the arts and culture in general [was] seen as spending.
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.
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.
Today, the Nixon apparatchik who crafted the President's case is Chief Justice, and claims of "inherent power" are again on the rise.
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.
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.
While it is true that apparatchik and bureaucratic resistance is found throughout the STE, its intensity differs among sectors of the economy.
Services for training the unemployed and other categories of citizens in the direction of management by labor, employment and social protection of the ivatsevichi district executive committee by profession "an apparatchik of a chemical water treatment plant"
No Remain, or EU apparatchik, should be under the illusion that any less is satisfactory for the UK.