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Each battalion had a political commissar, and the companies had, as we have said, political delegates.
Wolff now assumed command of the battalion and John Gates became battalion commissar.
He is appointed the commissar of the American Government in the Baltic Provinces of Russia.
I believe that my age and appearance could well appear that I was a Russian commissar or something.
Stalin -- ironically the Bolshevik's first commissar of nationalities -- was more guilty than most of reviving old tsarist ways.