Pyotr Kinlessappears in St. John's Eve
This character's last name refers to his lack of relatives. In a tavern, he meets up with a man named Basavruik who actually turns out to be the Devil.
Ivan Ivanovichappears in The Story of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan
He is described as a perfect gentleman, inquisitive, interested in others, kind to the poor, generous with his wealth and resources. Even down to his bekesha, he is considered perfect in every way.
Major Kovalevappears in The Nose
He is the unfortunate collegiate assessor whose body part goes missing.
Valukaappears in Night Before Christmas
He is the most pious person in the entire area. In his leisure time he paints religious pictures and icons.
Ivan Fyodorovichappears in Ivan Fyodorovich and His Aunt
He is the meek army sub-lieutenant who inherits his mother's farmstead.
Khoma Brutappears in Viy
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