Talk:Political commissar

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The article states that a political commissar is a diffrent than a political officer. My question is, should there be an article for each? (talk) 19:54, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

From skimming, it seems the political officer is generally inclusive of the commissar. It would seem the political officer should be the title of this article, with discussions of the commissar also incorporated as a subclass- providing this is accurate.--Δζ (talk) 09:09, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Were the Soviet political officers in the Red Army NKVD employees? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:35, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

  • No, they weren't. They belonged to a separate organization called the PURKKA (Political Directorate of the RKKA). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:15, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Political officer[edit]

Political officer (military) redirects to this article, yet this article is clearly discussing the "commissar" as a specific type of political officer which only existed during certain years prior to 1943. So where does one find information on political officers as used throughout the entire history of the Soviet Union right up to 1991? (talk) 04:43, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Political Commissars in the Spanish Republican Army[edit]

The Spanish Republican Army also had political commissaries during the Spanish Civil War, since its formation in 1937 until the end of the war in 1939. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:55, 22 August 2013 (UTC)