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apparatchik (noun) – 1. A member of a Communist apparat (political organisation).
2. An unquestioningly loyal subordinate, especially of a political leader or organization.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Communist agent or spy,” 1941, originally in writings of Arthur Koestler, from Russian, from apparat “political organization”. Russian plural is apparatchiki.