Definition of politruk in English:

politruk

(also politrook)

noun

historical
  • In the Soviet Union: a Communist Party official attached to a company in the armed forces so as to promote communist ideology and oversee the political reliability of the troops; (hence, more generally) any military officer carrying out ideological or political indoctrination or instruction.

Origin

1940s. From Russian politruk from polit- (in političeskij political) + ruk- (in rukovoditel′ leader, instructor).

Pronunciation

politruk

/ˌpɒlɪˈtruːk/