nomenklatura nomenklatura  /noʊ ˌmɛŋ klə ˈtʃʊ rə/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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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