nomenklatura nomenklatura  /noʊ ˌmɛŋ klə ˈtʃʊ rə/


  • (n) the system of patronage in communist countries; controlled by committees in the Communist Party


  1. For now, most of the Moscow nomenklatura don't seem to get this.
  2. The chief beneficiaries of overcentralization are the nomenklatura, the 750,000 to 1 million members of the bureaucratic elite at the upper reaches of the system.
  3. What he created, instead, was a system sometimes called nomenklatura capitalism, in which ex-party apparatchiks emerged as the new capitalists.


  • Global warming alarmists and the nuisance of politics: James Varney/links

    Though it's not official yet - the nomenklatura doesn't issue press releases on this sort of thing - the thick snows of winter appear to have changed "global warming" to "climate change." Well, at least until the next hot summer.The...
    on February 18, 2014     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

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