"nomenklatura" = Soviet ruling classes
And just for fun, some Second Crimean War characters (and a few other Cold War people I borrowed) as characters from The Prisoner.
I don't know the prisoner but this sketch is AWESOME. Also, very sound political expose, sir. Well done :D
Or in Bohdan's case, political concealment. (It's a great show. Also on Youtube, I say like a drug pusher.)