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{{rewrite|They weren't self-appointed, and it wasn't an official group. The term just means the new Upper Class of Russia who wound up having higher privileges than everyone else.}}
 
{{rewrite|They weren't self-appointed, and it wasn't an official group. The term just means the new Upper Class of Russia who wound up having higher privileges than everyone else.}}
The '''Nomenklatura''' were a self appointed group running the administration of the [[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics]] during the era when the [[Communist Party of the Soviet Union]] had a politcal monopoly and outlawed opposition. The ''nomenklatura'' were the only group of persons who held [[citizenship]] [[rights]].  At the time of the Soviet Union's demise along with the ''nomenklatura'' in 1992, nearly 300 million people were dominated, controlled, and were citizenshipless in the country of their birth.
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The '''Nomenklatura''' were a self appointed group running the administration of the [[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics]] during the era when the [[Communist Party of the Soviet Union]] had a political monopoly and outlawed opposition. The ''nomenklatura'' were the only group of persons who held [[citizenship]] [[rights]].  At the time of the Soviet Union's demise along with the ''nomenklatura'' in 1992, nearly 300 million people were dominated, controlled, and were citizenshipless in the country of their birth.
  
 
The idea of an elite and privileged ''nomenklatura'' to staff the civil service of the Soviet state originated with its founder, [[Vladimir Lenin]].
 
The idea of an elite and privileged ''nomenklatura'' to staff the civil service of the Soviet state originated with its founder, [[Vladimir Lenin]].
  
 
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They weren't self-appointed, and it wasn't an official group. The term just means the new Upper Class of Russia who wound up having higher privileges than everyone else.. (Discuss)

The Nomenklatura were a self appointed group running the administration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the era when the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had a political monopoly and outlawed opposition. The nomenklatura were the only group of persons who held citizenship rights. At the time of the Soviet Union's demise along with the nomenklatura in 1992, nearly 300 million people were dominated, controlled, and were citizenshipless in the country of their birth.

The idea of an elite and privileged nomenklatura to staff the civil service of the Soviet state originated with its founder, Vladimir Lenin.