List of Characters - Young Stalin

Biographies & Memoirs

List of Characters

FAMILY

Vissarion “Beso” Djugashvili, cobbler, father

Ekaterina “Keke” Geladze Djugashvili, mother

STALIN, Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili, “Soso,” “Koba”

GORI

Yakov “Koba” Egnatashvili, Gori wrestling champion, merchant, possible father

Ivan “Vaso” Egnatashvili, son of Yakov, lifelong friend of Stalin

Alexander “Sasha” Egnatashvili, son of Yakov, courtier of Stalin, “the Rabbit”

Damian Davrichewy, police officer of Gori and possible father

Josef Davrichewy, son of Damian, Stalin’s childhood friend, political bank robber, and later pilot, spy and memoirist in France

Josef Iremashvili, childhood friend in Gori and Tiflis Seminary, Menshevik memoirist

Father Christopher Charkviani, Gori priest, protector and possible father, and his son, Kote Charkviani

Peter “Peta” Kapanadze, Gori and Tiflis Seminary, priest and lifelong friend

Giorgi Elisabedashvili, Gori friend, Bolshevik

Dato Gasitashvili, Beso’s cobbling apprentice

THE SCHOOLMASTERS

Simon Gogchilidze, Stalin’s singing teacher and patron at the Gori Church School

Prince David Abashidze, Father Dmitri, “Black Spot,” priestly pedant at the Tiflis Seminary and Stalin’s hated persecutor

THE GIRLS

Natalia “Natasha” Kirtava, landlady and girlfriend in Batumi

Alvasi Talakvadze, protégée and girlfriend in Baku

Ludmilla Stal, Bolshevik activist and girlfriend in Baku and St. Petersburg

Stefania Petrovskaya, Odessan noblewoman, exile, mistress and fiancée in Solvychegodsk and Baku

Pelageya “Polia” Onufrieva, “Glamourpuss,” schoolgirl mistress in Vologda

Serafima Khoroshenina, mistress and partner in Solvychegodsk

Maria Kuzakova, landlady and mistress in Solvychegodsk, mother of Constantine

Tatiana “Tania” Slavatinskaya, married Bolshevik and mistress

Valentina Lobova, Bolshevik fixer and probable mistress

Lidia Pereprygina, thirteen - year - old orphan seduced by Stalin in Turukhansk and mother of two children by him, fiancée

COMRADES, ENEMIES AND RIVALS—TIFLIS AND BAKU

Lado Ketskhoveli, Gori priest’s son, Stalin’s Bolshevik mentor and hero

Prince Alexander “Sasha”Tsulukidze, rich aristocrat, Stalin’s Bolshevik mentor and hero

Mikha Tskhakaya, founder of Georgian SDs (Social - Democrats), early Bolshevik, Stalin’s patron

Philip Makharadze, Bolshevik and Stalin’s sometime ally

Budu “the Barrel” Mdivani, actor and Bolshevik terrorist, Stalin’s ally

Abel Yenukidze, early Bolshevik, friend of Alliluyevs, Svanidzes and Stalin

Silibistro “Silva” Jibladze, ex - seminarist, Menshevik firebrand

Lev Rosenblum, “Kamenev,” well - off Tiflis engineer’s son, moderate Bolshevik

Mikhail “Misha” Kalinin, peasant, butler, early Bolshevik in Tiflis

Suren Spandarian, son of well - off Armenian editor, Bolshevik, womanizer, Stalin’s best friend

Stepan Shaumian, well - off Armenian Bolshevik, Stalin’s ally and rival

Grigory “Sergo” Ordzhonikidze, poor nobleman, nurse, Bolshevik hard man, Stalin’s longtime ally

Sergo Kavtaradze, young henchman of Stalin in western Georgia, Baku, St. Petersburg

WIVES AND IN - LAWS

Alexander “Alyosha” Svanidze, seminarist, Stalin friend, early Bolshevik and later brother - in - law

Alexandra “Sashiko” Svanidze, sister of above and Stalin friend

Mikheil Monoselidze, Sashiko’s husband and Bolshevik ally of Stalin

Maria “Mariko” Svanidze, sister of Sashiko and Alyosha

Ekaterina “Kato” Svanidze Djugashvili, youngest of family, Stalin’s first wife and mother of

Yakov “Yasha” or “Laddie” Djugashvili, Stalin’s son

Sergei Alliluyev, railway and electrical manager, early Bolshevik, Stalin ally in Tiflis, Baku and St. Petersburg

Olga Alliluyeva, wife of Sergei, early Stalin friend, possibly mistress, later mother - in - law

Pavel Alliluyev, son of Olga

Anna Alliluyeva, daughter of Olga

Fyodor “Fedya” Alliluyev, son of Olga

Nadezhda “Nadya” Alliluyeva, daughter of Sergei and Olga, Stalin’s second wife

GANGSTERS, MASTERMINDS AND FIXERS

Kamo, Simon “Senko”Ter - Petrossian, Stalin’s friend, protégé, then bank robber and hitman

Kote Tsintsadze, Stalin’s hitman and brigand in western Georgia and later bank - robbery chief

Leonid Krasin, Lenin’s master of bomb - making, money - laundering, bank robberies and elite contacts, later fell out with Lenin

Meyer Wallach, “Maxim Litvinov,” Bolshevik arms - dealer and money - launderer

Andrei Vyshinsky, well - off Odessa pharmacist’s son, brought up in Baku, Stalin’s enforcer and later Menshevik

THE TITAN OF MARXISM

Georgi Plekhanov, father of Russian Social - Democracy

THE BOLSHEVIKS

Vladimir Illich Ulyanov, “Lenin,” or “Illich” to his intimates, Russian SD leader and founder of Bolsheviks

Nadezhda Krupskaya, his wife and assistant

Grigory Radomyslsky, “Zinoviev,” Jewish milkman’s son, Lenin’s sidekick in Cracow, then ally of Kamenev

Roman Malinovsky, burglar, rapist and Okhrana spy, Bolshevik leader in the Imperial Duma

Yakov Sverdlov, Jewish Bolshevik leader and Stalin’s roommate in exile

Lev Bronstein, “Trotsky,” leader, orator and writer, independent Marxist, Menshevik Chairman of the Petersburg Soviet in 1905, joined Bolsheviks in 1917

Felix Dzerzhinsky, Polish nobleman, veteran revolutionary, joined Bolsheviks in 1917

Elena Stasova, “Absolute” and “Zelma,” noblewoman and Bolshevik activist

Klimenti Voroshilov, Lugansk lathe - turner, Bolshevik friend of Stalin, roommate in Stockholm

Vyacheslav Scriabin, “Molotov,” young Bolshevik and founder with Stalin of Pravda

THE MENSHEVIKS

Yuli Tsederbaum, “Martov,” Lenin’s friend then bitter enemy, founder of Mensheviks

Noe Jordania, founder of Georgian Social - Democracy and leader of Georgian Mensheviks

Nikolai “Karlo” Chkheidze, moderate Menshevik in Batumi and later in St. Petersburg

Isidore Ramishvili, Menshevik enemy of Stalin

Said Devdariani, Seminary friend then political enemy and Menshevik

Noe Ramishvili, tough Menshevik enemy of Stalin

Minadora Ordzhonikidze Toroshelidze, Menshevik friend of Stalin and wife of Bolshevik ally Malakia Toroshelidze

David Sagirashvili, Georgian Menshevik and memoirist

Grigol Uratadze, Georgian Menshevik and memoirist

Razhden Arsenidze, Georgian Menshevik and memoirist

Khariton Chavichvili, Menshevik memoirist

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