Characters of Commissar

Commissar is based largely on real historical events and people. Here is a handy reference to who is a real historical person and who is fictional in the novel.

THE REDS
Anna SokolovaCheka agent – fictional
Sergei ZaverinCheka agent – fictional
Anton Egorov Cheka agent – fictional
Colonel BerzinCheka agent – real
Yakov YurovskyCheka agent – real
Yakov PetersCheka agent – real
Felix DzerzhinskyDirector of the Cheka – real
Moisei UritskyDirector of the Petrograd Cheka- real
Leon TrotskyRed Army chief – real
Vladimir LeninSoviet head of state – real
THE WHITES
Boris SavinkovTerrorist, insurrectionist leader – real
Dora KaplanTerrorist – real (AKA Fanny Kaplan)
Natalia GoncharovaTerrorist – fictional
Alexander KolchakImperial Navy Admiral – real
Grigory SemenovCossack Ataman – real
Victor DemidovImperial Army officer – fictional
Peter VologodskyChairman of the Omsk government – real
THE ANARCHISTS
Nestor MakhnoMilitary leader of the Free Territory – real
THE AMERICANS
William ArdenUS Army Captain – fictional
Raymond RobinsARC Mission director – real
Ralph Van DemanMilitary Intelligence Section chief – real
David FrancisUS Ambassador to Russia – real
Woodrow WilsonUS President – real
THE BRITISH
Bruce LockhartSpecial Envoy to Russia – real
Francis CromieNaval Attache – real
Alfred KnoxBritish Army General – real
Sidney Reilly British SIS agent – real
Mansfield Smith-CummingHead of the SIS – real

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