The Bloody Meadow – Character List
Efim Pavlovich Andreychuk, caretaker at the Agricultural College
Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel, a famous author, helping with the screenplay for The Bloody Meadow, also Korolev’s neighbour
Igor ZakharovichBelakovsky, head of the State Film Board, GUKF.
Militiaman Blumkin, a junior Militiaman from the local village.
Damienko, a peasant from the village.
Danyluk, a Ukrainian who accompanied a film industry delegation to the United States.
Felix Dzerzhinsky – the first head of the Cheka, the NKVD’s predecessor.
Nikolai Ezhov, the recently appointed People’s Commissar for State Security and head of the NKVD.
Firtov, a forensics officer from Odessa
Fox, an Odessa Thief
Sergeant Gradov, the sergeant in charge of the village Militia station.
Ivanov, a border guard who is of some assistance to Korolev.
Count Kolya, Chief Authority of the Moscow Thieves.
Valentina Nikolaevna Koltsova, shares a small apartment with Korolev.
Captain Alexei Dmitriyevich Korolev, a detective with the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department.
MariaLenskaya, production assistant on The Bloody Meadow, known to her friends as Masha.
Jean Les Pins, a French journalist
Larisa, an assistant to Shymko who is assigned to Korolev as a typist.
Stepan Pavlovich Lomatkin, a well-known Soviet journalist
Colonel Marchuk, a senior Militiaman from Odessa.
Mishka, a Moscow Thief.
Mole, an Odessa Thief.
Major Mushkin, a senior officer with the Ukrainian NKVD.
Elizaveta PetrovnaMushkina, Major Mushkin’s mother and Director of the Agricultural College.
Papadopolous, a forensics officer, known as the Greek.
Dr Peskov, a pathologist at the Odessa University School of Anatomy.
Symon Vasilyevich Petlyura, head of the short-lived independent Ukrainian state that from 1919 fought both the Bolsheviks and the Whites. Assassinated in Paris in 1926.
Petrov, an Odessa NKVD man.
General Popov, Korolev’s chief at Moscow CID.
Pavel Riakov, child star of The Bloody Meadow.
Colonel Rodinov, a senior NKVD officer in Moscow.
Nikolai EfraimovichSavchenko, director of The Bloody Meadow.
Militiman Sharapov, a junior Militiaman from the local village.
Ivan Nikolayevich Shishkin, a murder suspect, known to his close acquaintances as Vanya.
Anatoli Nikolayevich Shishkin, a murder victim, known as Tolya to his close friends.
Pyotr Mikhailovich Shymko, chief production coordinator on The Bloody Meadow.
Sergeant Nadezhda Andreivna Slivka, a junior detective with Odessa CID assigned to work with Korolev.
Barikada Sorokina, a famous Soviet film actress.
Dmitry Alexandrovich Yasimov, Korolev’s fellow detective with Moscow CID.
Zhenia, Korolev’s wife until two years previously, now living in Zagorsk with Korolev’s son Yuri.