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The following list of major Gentile Communist figures
was compiled for satiric purposes, but I tried to make
it as accurate as possible.
So here it is: an answer to all the net-Nazis                                                                             
who try to convince us that the major Communist figures
were "mainly" or "mostly" or "almost exclusively" Jewish.                     
What follows contains no polemic, but only facts
(aside from a few snide observations). So
without further ado, the list that pushes back
the last frontier of ignorance, the list of


François Noël Babeuf ("French revolutionary, organizer of
a communist uprising against the Directory . . . he formed
a secret society that plotted to overthrow the government;
it became known as the Conspiracy of the Equals . . . ."
"Although many thinkers in the past expressed ideas that
were similar to later socialism, the first theorist
who may properly be called socialist was François Noël
Babeuf . . . ." Columbia Encyclopedia, articles on Babeuf
and Socialism)

Louis Auguste Blanqui ("Inspired by Babeuf, [Blanqui] coined the
phrase 'dictatorship of the proletariat' and devoted
his life to achieveing it through conspiratorial means. . ."
Pipes, Conspiracy, p. 78.)

Etienne Cabet (French Socialist, author of Voyage en Icarie,
the word "communism" was initially associated with his

Engels (Never forget that The Communist Manifesto was
originally written in German
by two guys named Karl and Friedrich.)


Alexander Bogdanov (Important early Bolshevik theorist, Had broken
with Lenin by the time of the revolution.)

Lenin  (5th on Rudolph Rummel's list of the "This Century's Bloodiest

Stalin (Originally educated in a Seminary, he went on to become
the most blood-stained person who ever lived, #1 on Rummel's list.
Stalin's crimes include artifical famines, deportations of entire
nationalities, extensive expansion of the Gulag,
and massive purges of party officials.)

Georgi Konstantinovich "Sergo" Ordzhonikidze (Soviet leader
in Armenia and Georgia, Politburo member under Stalin, Beria
and Mikoyan both named sons "Sergo" after him)

Felix Dzerzhinsky (Founder, in 1918, of the Checka secret
police agency, precursor organization of the GPU, OGPU, NKVD,
and KGB)

Nikolai Bukharin (Major Bolshevik theoretician, Politburo Member,
Editor of Pravda)

Lev Borisovich Kamenev (Member of the Original Politburo,
Often mistakenly identified as a Jew although mother was non-Jew,
Originally sided with Stalin and Zinoviev against Trotsky but
forced out by Stalin along with Zinoviev in 1926)

Anatoli Vasilyevich Lunacharsky (Revolutionary, Literary Figure,
Commissar of Education 1917–29)

Nikolai N. Krestinski (Member of First Politburo along with Lenin,
Stalin, Kamenev, and Trotsky)

Georgi Vasilyevich Chicherin (Foreign Comissar/Minister,
succeeding Trotsky, until 1928)

Aleksey Ivanovich Rykov (Commissar for the Interior after 1917,
Politburo member under Lenin and Stalin, Premier from 1924-1931,
Sided with Stalin against Zinoviev, Kamenev, and Trotsky but
fell afoul of Stalin shortly afterwards)

Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin (Chairman of Central Executive Committee
1919-1946, Politburo Member 1925-46)

Vladimir Antonov-Ovseenko ("Leading Bolshevik. Commanded storming of
Winter Palace in october 1917; held important military, political,
legal and diplomatic posts after Revolution. Disappeared during
purges" All Stalin's Men, p. 173)

Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya (Mrs. Lenin, Prominent Bolshevik)

Aleksandra Mikhailovna Kollontai (Prominent Bolshevik, Feminist,
People's Commissar for Welfare)

Alexander Shlyapnikov (People's Commissar for Labor until Oct.
1918, later Central Committee Member, Leader--with Kollontai--
of "Worker's Opposition")

Nikolai Vasilyevich Krylenko (Military comissar and
later heavily involved in political trials and purges
until he was purged hinmself in 1938)

Inessa Armand (Prominent Bolshevik, Feminist, Lenin's Mistress)


Kliment Voroshilov (Active Bolshevik prior to revolution,
Major Red Army commander during civil war, Close associate
of Stalin, Politburo Member under Stalin, Out of favor under
Khruschev, restored to Central Committee in 1966)

Vyacheslav Rudolfovich Menzhinsky (Succeeded Dzerzhinsky as head
of NKVD in 1926)

Nikolai Yezhov (Head of NKVD 1936-1938, replacing Yagoda,
Wave of terror known as "Yezhovshchina")

Lavrenti Beria (Head of Soviet Georgia and Transcaucasia,
Head of NKVD from 1938 until Stalin's Death, Probably second
most powerful figure in Stalin's government for much
of that time and certainly the most hated and feared,
Deputy Premier under Malenkov)

Nikolai Bulganin (Defense Minister under Stalin, briefly
succeeded Malenkov as Premier)

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (Early editor of Pravda prior
to revolution, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars
after Rykov, then Foreign Minister, negotiated non-agression pact
between Soviets and Nazi Germany, According to Roy Medvedev,
"In 1932 he played a particularly sinister part in the
Ukraine, where he directed the state grain-procurement
opeations in the southern provinces; after his intervention
the southern Ukraine was gripped by a terrible famine that
carried off millions," All Stalin's Men, p. 87)

Georgi Maksimilianovich Malenkov (Politburo member, Deputy
Premier under Stalin, briefly succeeded Stalin as Premier)

Mikhail Tomsky (Politburo Member, Trade Union Leader,
Another major figure in the power struggles that
eventually led to the consolidation of Stalin's power)

Andrei Aleksandrovich Zhdanov (Central Committee Secretary,
Rival of Malenkov, Anti-Semite)

Stanislav Vikent'evich Kosior (Ukrainian First Secretary,
Reported to have said the following: " . . . the peasant
is adopting a new tactic. He refuses to reap the harvest.
He wants the bread grain to die in order to choke the
Soviet government with the bony hand of famine. We will
show him what famine is." Harvest of Sorrow, p. 221)

Pavel Petrovich Postyshev ("Postyshev was, in fact, Stalin's
effective plenipotenitary in the task of 'Bolshevizing' the
Ukrainian party and extracting further grain from the
starving Ukrainian villages" Harvest of Sorrow, p. 241.)

Grigori Ivanovich Petrovsky ("When a factory official told Petrovsky
that his employees were talking of five million people having already
died and asked what he should tell them, he is quoted as answering,
'Tell them nothing! What they say is true. We know millions are dying.
That is unfortunate, but the glorious future of the Soviet Union will
justify that. Tell them nothing!'" Harvest of Sorrow, p. 325.)

Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan  (Armenian Communist Party head,
Chairman of the USSR Supreme Soviet Presidium, Politburo

Sergei Mironovich Kirov (Active in Party from Civil War, Politburo
Member under Stalin, Stalin used his assassination--which he probably
ordered himself--as a pretext for getting rid of Zinoviev, Rykov, and

Andrei Yanuarievich Vyshinsky (Chief Prosecutor of Soviet Union


Valerian Vladimirovich Kuibyshev
Vlas Yakovlevich Chubar'
Yan Ernestovich Rudzutak
Aleksandr Sergeevich Shcherbakov
Andrei Andreevich Andreev
Nikolai Aleksandrovich Uglanov
Robert Ivanovich Eikhe
Sergei I. Syrtsov


Roman Aleksndrovich Pillyar (Deputy Head of Counterespionage 1921-1926)

Eduard Petrovich Berzin (Head of Dalstroy 1932-1937)

Karp Aleksandrovich Pavlov (Head of Dalstroy and Kolyma camp 1937-40)

Ivan Fedorovich Nikishev (Nov 1938-Dec 1939 Head of Khabarovsk NKVD, Candidate
Member of Central Committee 1939-52, Head of Dalstroy 1940-1946)


Pavel Petrovich Bulanov (Yagoda's Secretary)

Georgi E. Prokoviev (Deputy Head OGPU 1932, Deputy People's
Commissar NKVD 1935-1936, Deputy People's Commissar for
Communications until 1937)

Georgi Aleksandrovich Molchanov (Head of Secret Political Dept GUGB,
In charge of Zinoviev case)

Aleksandr M Shanin (Head Transport Department GUGB, Commissar
GB Grade 2 November 1935)

Stanislaw Frantsevich Redens  (Head of NKVD Administration in Moscow
under Yagoda, Stalin's wife's sister's husband)


Mikhail Petrovich Frinovsky   (October 1936-Fall 1938 Deputy People's
Commissar NKVD, one of Yezhov's two top henchmen along with Zakovsky)

Leonid Mikhailovich Zakovsky  ("Zakovski is reported as saying that he could
soon make Karl Marx confess to being an agent of Bismark. Dzerzhinski, when
he had called him at the Smolny to be one of the founding members of the
Checka, had said that the orginazation needed 'manly, fearless, bold' officers
of his type. Over the past few years these qualities had all been manifested
in the torturing and framing of his old comrades, in a manner which illuminates
much sentimental nonsense about the brotherhood of the revolutionaries,
the pure-heartedness of the Old Bolsheviks." Conquest, Inside Stalin's
Secret Police, p. 57)

Nikolai Galaktionovich Nikolaev-Zhurid (Old Checkist, Old Bolshevik, Leningrad OGPU,
Head of Special Department Fall 1938)

Nikolai Nikolayevich Federov (Head of Odessa NKVD, Member Supreme Soviet)

Grigory Fedorovich Gorbach (Head of Novosibirsk NKVD 1937, Member
Supreme Soviet)


Bogdan Kobulov (Deputy head of NKVD under Beria, with Serov oversaw
deportation of Crimean Tartars and other national groups,
Involved in day-to-day operation of the Gulag)

Ivan Aleksandrovich Serov (Deputy Head of NKVD along with Kobulov,
Head of KGB 1954-1958 "Ivan Serov was awarded the Order of Suvorov,
First Class, reserved for major victories in the field, on March 9
1944--that is, immediately after the largest of his deportation
operations, that of the Chechen-Ingush. He was later made a
Hero of the Soviet Union and received a number of other orders."
Conquest, The Nation Killers, p. 82)

Vsevolod Nikolayevich Merkulov (Head of NKGB 1941-1946, briefly head
of MGB in 1946)

Sergei Goglidze (Head of Leningrad NKVD, Later Deputy Minister
of State Security and Chief of Third Directorate of MGB)

Vladimir Dekanozov (Head of GUGB Foreign Department,
1953 Minister MVD Georgia)

Lavrentii Tsanava (1921-33 Checka-OGPU in Caucasus,
1938-1952 Head of Belorussia NKVD)

Grigorii Karanadze ( Head of Crimea NKVD 1938-1942,
1952 People's Commissar NKVD/MVD Georgia)

Aleksei Sadzhaia (Head of Uzbekistan NKVD)

Amaiak Kobulov (Brother of Bogdan, Head of Ukraine NKVD 1939,
NKVD Uzbekistan 1943)

Mikhail Gvishiani (Head of Far East NKVD, His son Dzhermen--
named after Dzerzhinsky and Menzhinsky--was married to Kosygin's

Avksentii Rapava (1941-1948 Head of Georgia NKVD then NKGB, MGB)

M. D. Bagirov (Head of the Communist Party in Azerbaijan)


Kruglov, Sergei (Briefly head of NKVD, MVD first deputy, Major
subordinate of Beria, but joined Khrushchev against Beria)

Viktor Semyonovich Abakumov (Head of MGB 1946-1951, Technically
another of Beria's subordinates, but independent of Beria and a rival
to Merkulov)

Sergey Ogoltsov (Head of MGB July 14 1951 - August 9 1951)

Semyon Denisovich Ignatiyev (Head of MGB 1951-1953, Since
he had been part of the Zhdanov faction, his appointment
was a blow to Beria)

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin (Head of KGB 1958-1961,
Supported Khrushchev's rise to power and was also involved
in his removal)

Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastniy (Head of KGB 1961-1967,
Also heavily involved in Khrushchev's removal)

[See "LATER USSR FIGURES" for Andropov]

Vitaliy Vasilyevich Fedorchuk (Head of KGB May 26 1982 - December 17

Viktor Mikhaylovich Chebrikov (Head of KGB 1982-1988)

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kryuchkov (Head of KGB 1988-1991)


Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov (Ideological watchdog maintaining purity of
communist doctrine, Central Committee member from 1941, Supported both
Khruschev's rise to power and his downfall)

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev

Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin (Succeeded Khrushchev as Premier in 1964,
initially shared power with Brezhnev although power later declined)

Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (Head of KGB 1967-1982, General Secretary
of Communist Party 1982-1984)

Konstantin Chernenko (Party General Secretary and Chairman of
Presiduim after Andropov's death)

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Chernenko's successor)


Josip Broz Tito (9th on Rummel's list of "This
Century's Bloodiest Dictators")

Aleksandar Rankovic (Tito's second in command 1948-1966)

Vulko Chervenkov (Dictator of Bulgaria 1950-1956)

Todor Zhikov (Dictator of Bulgaria 1956-1989)

Mao Tse-Tung (2nd on Rummel's list)

Zhou Enlai (Chinese Premier 1949-1976)

Zhu De (Military leader and later Deputy Chairman of Communist China)

Lin Biao (Second only to Mao in China in the late 60's, Compiler of
the Little Red Book)

Liu Shaoqi (Mao's leading deputy in 50's and early 60's)

Kang Sheng (Chinese Secret Police Chief)

Jiang Qing (Mrs. Mao, the rest of the "Gang of Four" follow)

Wang Hongwen

Yao Wenyuan

Zhang Chunqiao

Deng Xiaoping ( )

Jiang Zemin (Chinese Communist Party General Secretary 1989-2002,
President 1993-2003, Emerged as major leader and Deng's successor
in wake of suppression of pro-democracy movement.)

Hu Jintao (Currrent Chinese Leader)

Pol Pot (7th on Rummel's list)

Nuon Chea (Deputy General Secretary of Cambodia's
Communist Party, Number Two man in Pol Pot's regime, heavily
implicated in torture, mass-murder, and repression)

Ieng Sary (Pol Pot's brother-in-law, Minister of Foreign Affairs)

Khieu Samphan (Cambodian Head of State under Pol Pot)

János Kádár (Head of Communist Hungary 1956-1988)

Boleslaw Bierut (Leader of Communist Poland:
President of Communist Poland 1947-1952,
First Secretary of Central Committee 1948-1956)

Józef Cyrankiewicz (Polish Politburo member 1948-1971,
Prime Minister 1947-1952, Deputy Premier 1952-1954,
Prime Minister 1954-1970)

Marian Spychalski (Polish General, PPR-PUWP
Politburo member 1945-1949, 1959-1970)

Zenon Nowak (Polish Central Committee, Politburo
member, Secretary of Central Committee 1950-1954,
Deputy Premier until 1968)

Stanislaw Radkiewicz (Polish Minister of Public Security

Wladyslaw Gomulka (Head of Communist Poland 1956-1970)

Edward Gierek (Head of Communist Poland 1970-1980)

Gheorgehe Gheorghiu-Dej (According to Dennis Deletant,
instituted "police terror" in Communist Romania)

Nicolae Ceausescu (Dej's successor, Head of Communist Romania
1965-1989--why are so many of these guys named "Nikolai"?)

Elena Ceaucescu (Ceaucescu's wife, major figure in Ceaucescu's
government, promoted cult of personality surrounding Ceaucescu)

Tudor Postelnicu (Promoted to Interior Minister of Romania in 1987,
head of dreaded Securitate security service up to that point)

Iulian Vlad (Following Postelnicu's promotion, succeeded him
as Head of Securitate)

George Nicolae Doicaru (Head of Securitate at time of 1978 defection
of Ion Pacepa)

Walter Ulbricht (Head of East Germany 1950-1971, Built Berlin Wall,
sent troops to help Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia)

Erich Honecker (Succeeded Ulbricht)

Wilhelm Zaisser (Head of Stasi 1950-1953)

Ernst Wollweber (Head of Stasi 1953-1957)

Erich Mielke (Head of Stasi 1957-1989)

Willi Stoph (East German Politburo Member, Minister of Internal
Affairs and Minister for National Defense during 1950's, became
Chairman of Council of Ministers in 1964)

Mengistu Haile Mariam (Communist dictator of Ethiopia 1977-1991,
When the Soviet regime collapsed, so did his.)

Fidel Castro (Recently chosen for first exhibit in gallery of "Left Wing Monsters.")

Raul Castro (Fidel's younger brother and designated heir, Defence

Felipe Perez Roque (Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister)

Carlos Lage (Cuban Vice President)

Kim Il Sung (Head of North Korea 1948–94)

Kim Jong Il (Son of the above)

Kim Yong Nam (Presidium President of the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea Supreme People's Assembly, i.e. Kim Jong
Il's second in command--not to be confused with Kim Jong Nam,
KJI's now out-of-favor oldest son)

Jang Song Thaek (KJI's brother in law--Deputy Head
of the Korean Central Committee)

Fusako Shigenobu (Head of Japanese Red Army)

Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof (Baader-Meinhof Gang)

William Z. Foster (U.S. Communist party candidate for President 1924,
1928, 1932)

Earl Russell Browder (U.S. Communist party candidate for President
1936, 1940)

Gus Hall (U.S. Communist Party candidate for President 1972, 1976,
1980, 1984)

Jarvis Tyner (Hall's running mate in 1972 and 1976)

Angela Davis (Civil rights activist and philosopher, Gus Hall's
vice-presidential candidate in 1980 and 1984.)

Enver Hoxha (Leader of Communist Albania 1946-1985)

Ramiz Alia (Hoxha's successor)

Klement Gottwald (President of Communist Czechoslovakia 1948-1953)

Gustave Husak (Leader of Czechoslovakia after suppression of
"Prague Spring.")

Otto Vilgelmovich Kuusinen (Finnish communist, exiled
to the USSR after Finnish independence was consolidated
following WW I and the civil war that ensued, headed failed
Soviet-supported bogus Terijojki government after Soviet
attack on Finland in 1939, eventually rose to be the only
foreign-born member of the Soviet Politburo.)

Hertta Kuusinen (Finnish communist leader, Otto's
daughter, In a notorious 1948 speech shortly after
the communist take-over in Czechoslovakia she
stated "Czechoslovakia's way will be our way.")

Antanas Snieckus (Grand old man of Lithuanian communism,
Lived in exile in the USSR, but tried repeatedly to subvert
the Lithuanian state. Lithuanian Communist Party head after
country incorporated into USSR. Defied Moscow
and built his own brand of Lithuanian communism.)

Arvid Yanovich Pelshe (Latvian Communist Party head, head
of the Soviet Communist Party Control Committee and responsible
for internal migration policies, including deportations,
ethnic dilutions, and policies leading to de facto
Russification of non-Russian republics)

Renato Curcio (Red Brigades)

Alberto Franceschini (Red Brigades)

Mario Moretti (Red Brigades, negotiated mutual aid pact with PLO)

Ho Chi Minh

Do Muoi (Became General Secretary of Vietnamese Communist Party in

Le Kha Phieu (Became General Secretary of Vietnamese
Communist Party in 1997)

Nong Duc Manh (Current General Secretary of Vietnamese Commuunist

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, "Carlos the Jackal"

Ernesto Che Guevara

George Habash, PFLP

Wadi Haddad, PFLP

Leila Khaled, PFLP


Albats, Yevgenia. The State Within a State: The KGB and
         Its Hold on Russia--Past, Present, and Future. New York:
         Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994

Conquest, Robert. Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization
         and the Terror-Famine. Oxford, 1986.

-----. Inside Stalin's Secret Police: NKVD PPolitics 1936-1939.
         Stanford University, Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

-----. Kolyma: The Arctic Death Camps. Vikinng Press, 1978.

-----. The Nation Killers: The Soviet Deporttation of Nationalities.
         MacMillan, 1960.

Columbia Encyclopedia

Courtois, Stephane, et. al.  The Black Book of Communism.
         Harvard, 1999.  

Deletant, Dennis. Ceausescu and the Securitate: Coercion
        and Dissent in Romania, 1965-1989.
       Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1995

Jansen, Marc and Nikita Petrov. Stalin's Loyal Executioner:
        People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov 1895-1940.
        Stanford University, Hoover Institution Press, 2002.

Knight, Amy. Beria: Stalin's first Lieutenant. Princeton, 1993.

Medvedev, Roy. All Stalin's Men: Six Who Carried Out the Bloody
       Policies. Trans. Harold Shukman. Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984.

Pipes, Daniel. Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where
       it Comes From. The Free Press, 1997

Pipes, Richard. A Concise History of the Russian Revolution.
      Vintage Books, 1996.

Rummel, R. J. Death by Government. Transaction, 1994.

Service, Robert. Lenin: A Biography. Harvard, 2000.

Toronska, Teresa. "Them": Stalin's Polish Puppets.
       New York: Harper and Row, 1987.


Source for MGB, KGB entries:

"This Century's Bloodiest Dictators":

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Who was Who in Poland:

Good List of Soviet Officials
with Nationalities Noted:


According to Benjamin Pinkus (The Jews of the Soviet Union,
Cambridge University Press, 1988, p. 83.):

"If we take all three sectors of the administration,
it emerges that of the 417 people who constituted the
ruling elite of the Soviet Union in the mid 1920s (the
members of the Central Executive Committee, the Party
Central Committee, the Presidium of the Executive of the
Soviets of the USSR and the Russian Republic, the Ministers,
and the Chairman of the Executive Committee),
twenty-seven (that is 6%) were Jews."

(Thanks to Eugene Holman for entries on Mikoyan, Suslov,
the Kuusinens, Pelshe, Snieckus, and Angela Davis. Thanks to
Sergei Romanov for information on nationality of NKVD

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