In the Soviet sphere of influence cadres were a circle of acquaintances in the party and ideology range, prominent by political and technical knowledge and abilities, (“party cadre”, “command structures”, “line cadres”, “new generation cadres”, “cadre politics”). In particular did not rank the functionaries of the parties and mass organizations (line forces) and the high and specialized school graduate (expert) among it, normal worker however. “Travel cadres” had permission for traveling to the “not-socialist economic area” in order to fulfill tasks for their enterprises or institutions there.
Today the expression designates in German high-level personnel or elite within general ranges, z. B. In addition, industry or sport, is still preferably used today in the linguistic area of the former GDR.
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- dictionary of the Marxist-Leninistic sociology, 2. over work. Edition, Berlin (east) 1977, page 325
- dictionary of the economics socialism, 3. over work. Edition, Berlin (east) 1973, page 453
- Glaessner, G. - J., rule by cadres: Line of the society and cadre politics in the GDR by the example of the state apparatus., Opladen, West German publishing house, 1977