noun, plural ap·pa·rat·chiks; Russian ap·pa·rat·chi·ki [uh-puh-raht-chyi-kyee]. /ʌ pʌˈrɑt tʃyɪ kyi/.
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Or maybe Alibaba is doing what other companies are doing in China: gagging itself and its customers to appease the apparatchiks.
Polite applause broke out from movement apparatchiks when Tarasenko disclosed his boss would run for the presidency.Ukraine’s Far Right Eyes Crimea, Vows To Defend The Motherland|Jamie Dettmer|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A cadre of regime apparatchiks soon seized power, eventually leading to the landslide election of their leader, Ion Iliescu.Egypt’s Tahrir Activists Weigh Abandoning Street Protests For Runoff Vote|Alastair Beach|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But in a tribal time, ideological apparatchiks have outsize influence.The Case for Crazy: What the GOP Would Learn by Picking Rick Santorum|John Avlon|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST