Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire Character Descriptions

David Remnick
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Character Descriptions

David Remnick - This person is a young Washington Post journalist who speaks Russian and is assigned to the Soviet Union.

Joseph Stalin - This person was born in 1879 in a small village in Russian, attended seminary, and was expelled because of communism.

Vladimir Lenin - This person has been the symbol of Communism and Bolshevism in the Soviet Union since 1917.

Mikhail Gorbachev - This person replaced Chernenko and was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985-1991.

Boris Yeltsin - This person worked in the Communist party and was elected president of the Russian Federation in 1991.

Andrei Sakharov - This person was a Soviet physicist who became a Soviet dissident after creating the Soviet Union's first thermonuclear bomb.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsysn - This person is a Soviet historian and novelist who wrote A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The Gulag Archipelago.

Nikita Khrushchev -...

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