Commissar

DV Chernov interview on 55KRC Cincinnati

DV Chernov sat down to chat about history, technology, and his books with the 55KRC Morning Show host Brian Thomas. Listen to the interview...

Interview with the Historical Novel Society

David Connon with the Historical Novel Society interviews D.V. Chernov about Commissar: A Novel of Civil War Russia. Read the full interview here.

Seattle Book Review Finds Commissar Enthralling

“A taut mystery and espionage story. Not only is Commissar an exciting read, it’s also an excellent introduction to the struggles of the nascent Soviet...

Chanticleer Reviews Gives Commissar 5 Stars!

“DV Chernov’s historical espionage thriller, Commissar, deserves a place alongside the best in early 20th c. Russian historical fiction. Highly recommended!” – Chanticleer Reviews Read...

Commissar is now available in print and eBook formats

Commissar: A Novel of Civil War Russia is now available to order. Named Semi-Finalist in the 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards, Commissar is the...

Commissar is a Semi-Finalist for the Goethe Award

Commissar has been selected as a Semi-Finalist by the Chanticleer International Book Awards for the prestigious 2020 Goethe award for historical fiction. From here, the novel will...

Dora (Fanny) Kaplan

One of many factual events in the novel Commissar is the attempted assassination of the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. In the evening of August...

Allied Intervention in Russia: Siberia

One of the events in the novel Commissar is the Allied intervention in Russia. Overshadowed by World War I, this is an often-forgotten episode...

Weapons of Commissar: Armored Trains

During the Russian Civil War, both the Reds and the Whites relied on trains to move troops and equipment across Russia's vast expanses. Many...