Apparatchiks



a member of an apparat, especially in a Communist country.
Contemporary Examples

Or maybe Alibaba is doing what other companies are doing in China: gagging itself and its customers to appease the apparatchiks.
Alibaba’s Dark Side: Censoring Customers Brendon Hong November 17, 2014

For GOP talkers and apparatchiks, Franken’s resume is almost too good to be true.
Al Franken is the Right’s New Punching Bag Benjamin Sarlin January 4, 2009

The fact that she knew so little about Nixon and his apparatchiks is what makes this documentary so special.
The Nixon Home Movies: Glimpses of Tragedy in ‘Our Nixon’ Eleanor Clift August 23, 2013

As he gets his feet wet at City Hall, he’s likely to rely on Daley apparatchiks and influential donors for guidance.
Rahm vs. the Left Adam Doster October 4, 2010

noun
a member of a Communist apparat
an official or bureaucrat in any organization
n.

“Communist agent or spy,” 1941, originally in writings of Arthur Koestler, from Russian, from apparat “political organization” (see apparat). Russian plural is apparatchiki.

noun

An aide, staff member, etc, esp of a ureaucrati sort; flunky; running dog: the politicians and their technocratic apparatchiki on both sides

[fr Russian, ”member of the Communist party, or apparat”]

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