Thursday 25 October 2007.


Lenin (5th on Rudolph Rummel’s list of the "This Century’s Bloodiest Dictators" http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/DBG.TAB1.4.GIF)

Stalin (Originally educated in a Seminary, he went on to become the most blood-stained person who ever lived, #1 on Rummel’s list. Stalin’s crimes include artifical famines, deportations of entire nationalities, extensive expansion of the Gulag, and massive purges of party officials.)

Georgi Konstantinovich "Sergo" Ordzhonikidze (Soviet leader in Armenia and Georgia, Politburo member under Stalin, Beria and Mikoyan both named sons "Sergo" after him)

Felix Dzerzhinsky (Founder, in 1918, of the Checka secret police agency, precursor organization of the GPU, OGPU, NKVD, and KGB)

Nikolai Bukharin (Major Bolshevik theoretician, Politburo Member, Editor of Pravda)

Lev Borisovich Kamenev (Member of the Original Politburo, Often mistakenly identified as a Jew although mother was non-Jew, Originally sided with Stalin and Zinoviev against Trotsky but forced out by Stalin along with Zinoviev in 1926)

Anatoli Vasilyevich Lunacharsky (Revolutionary, Literary Figure, Commissar of Education 1917-29)

Nikolai N. Krestinski (Member of First Politburo along with Lenin, Stalin, Kamenev, and Trotsky)

Georgi Vasilyevich Chicherin (Foreign Comissar/Minister, succeeding Trotsky, until 1928)

Aleksey Ivanovich Rykov (Commissar for the Interior after 1917, Politburo member under Lenin and Stalin, Premier from 1924-1931, Sided with Stalin against Zinoviev, Kamenev, and Trotsky but fell afoul of Stalin shortly afterwards)

Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin (Chairman of Central Executive Committee 1919-1946, Politburo Member 1925-46)

Vladimir Antonov-Ovseenko ("Leading Bolshevik. Commanded storming of Winter Palace in october 1917; held important military, political, legal and diplomatic posts after Revolution. Disappeared during purges" All Stalin’s Men, p. 173)

Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya (Mrs. Lenin, Prominent Bolshevik)

Aleksandra Mikhailovna Kollontai (Prominent Bolshevik, Feminist, People’s Commissar for Welfare)

Alexander Shlyapnikov (People’s Commissar for Labor until Oct. 1918, later Central Committee Member, Leader—with Kollontai— of "Worker’s Opposition")

Nikolai Vasilyevich Krylenko (Military comissar and later heavily involved in political trials and purges until he was purged hinmself in 1938)

Inessa Armand (Prominent Bolshevik, Feminist, Lenin’s Mistress)


Kliment Voroshilov (Active Bolshevik prior to revolution, Major Red Army commander during civil war, Close associate of Stalin, Politburo Member under Stalin, Out of favor under Khruschev, restored to Central Committee in 1966)

Vyacheslav Rudolfovich Menzhinsky (Succeeded Dzerzhinsky as head of NKVD in 1926)

Nikolai Yezhov (Head of NKVD 1936-1938, replacing Yagoda, Wave of terror known as "Yezhovshchina")

Lavrenti Beria (Head of Soviet Georgia and Transcaucasia, Head of NKVD from 1938 until Stalin’s Death, Probably second most powerful figure in Stalin’s government for much of that time and certainly the most hated and feared, Deputy Premier under Malenkov)

Nikolai Bulganin (Defense Minister under Stalin, briefly succeeded Malenkov as Premier)

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (Early editor of Pravda prior to revolution, Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars after Rykov, then Foreign Minister, negotiated non-agression pact between Soviets and Nazi Germany, According to Roy Medvedev, "In 1932 he played a particularly sinister part in the Ukraine, where he directed the state grain-procurement opeations in the southern provinces; after his intervention the southern Ukraine was gripped by a terrible famine that carried off millions," All Stalin’s Men, p. 87)

Georgi Maksimilianovich Malenkov (Politburo member, Deputy Premier under Stalin, briefly succeeded Stalin as Premier)

Mikhail Tomsky (Politburo Member, Trade Union Leader, Another major figure in the power struggles that eventually led to the consolidation of Stalin’s power)

Andrei Aleksandrovich Zhdanov (Central Committee Secretary, Rival of Malenkov, Anti-Semite)

Stanislav Vikent’evich Kosior (Ukrainian First Secretary, Reported to have said the following: " . . . the peasant is adopting a new tactic. He refuses to reap the harvest. He wants the bread grain to die in order to choke the Soviet government with the bony hand of famine. We will show him what famine is." Harvest of Sorrow, p. 221)

Pavel Petrovich Postyshev ("Postyshev was, in fact, Stalin’s effective plenipotenitary in the task of ’Bolshevizing’ the Ukrainian party and extracting further grain from the starving Ukrainian villages" Harvest of Sorrow, p. 241.)

Grigori Ivanovich Petrovsky ("When a factory official told Petrovsky that his employees were talking of five million people having already died and asked what he should tell them, he is quoted as answering, ’Tell them nothing! What they say is true. We know millions are dying. That is unfortunate, but the glorious future of the Soviet Union will justify that. Tell them nothing!’" Harvest of Sorrow, p. 325.)

Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan (Armenian Communist Party head, Chairman of the USSR Supreme Soviet Presidium, Politburo member.)

Sergei Mironovich Kirov (Active in Party from Civil War, Politburo Member under Stalin, Stalin used his assassination—which he probably ordered himself—as a pretext for getting rid of Zinoviev, Rykov, and Kamenev.)

Andrei Yanuarievich Vyshinsky (Chief Prosecutor of Soviet Union 1935-1939)


Valerian Vladimirovich Kuibyshev Vlas Yakovlevich Chubar’ Yan Ernestovich Rudzutak Aleksandr Sergeevich Shcherbakov Andrei Andreevich Andreev Nikolai Aleksandrovich Uglanov Robert Ivanovich Eikhe Sergei I. Syrtsov


Roman Aleksndrovich Pillyar (Deputy Head of Counterespionage 1921-1926)

Eduard Petrovich Berzin (Head of Dalstroy 1932-1937)

Karp Aleksandrovich Pavlov (Head of Dalstroy and Kolyma camp 1937-40)

Ivan Fedorovich Nikishev (Nov 1938-Dec 1939 Head of Khabarovsk NKVD, Candidate Member of Central Committee 1939-52, Head of Dalstroy 1940-1946)


Pavel Petrovich Bulanov (Yagoda’s Secretary)

Georgi E. Prokoviev (Deputy Head OGPU 1932, Deputy People’s Commissar NKVD 1935-1936, Deputy People’s Commissar for Communications until 1937)

Georgi Aleksandrovich Molchanov (Head of Secret Political Dept GUGB, In charge of Zinoviev case)

Aleksandr M Shanin (Head Transport Department GUGB, Commissar GB Grade 2 November 1935)

Stanislaw Frantsevich Redens (Head of NKVD Administration in Moscow under Yagoda, Stalin’s wife’s sister’s husband)


Mikhail Petrovich Frinovsky (October 1936-Fall 1938 Deputy People’s Commissar NKVD, one of Yezhov’s two top henchmen along with Zakovsky)

Leonid Mikhailovich Zakovsky ("Zakovski is reported as saying that he could soon make Karl Marx confess to being an agent of Bismark. Dzerzhinski, when he had called him at the Smolny to be one of the founding members of the Checka, had said that the orginazation needed ’manly, fearless, bold’ officers of his type. Over the past few years these qualities had all been manifested in the torturing and framing of his old comrades, in a manner which illuminates much sentimental nonsense about the brotherhood of the revolutionaries, the pure-heartedness of the Old Bolsheviks." Conquest, Inside Stalin’s Secret Police, p. 57)

Nikolai Nikolayevich Federov (Head of Odessa NKVD, Member Supreme Soviet)

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