Pavel Evgrafovich Letunov
Pavel Evgrafovich Letunov (PAH-vehl yehv-GRA-foh-vihch leh-TEW-nov), a retired man. Having played a part in the revolution, Pavel becomes an engineer after World War II and begins writing articles to justify the actions of Sergei Kirillovich Migulin, a revolutionary general. The political climate after the war makes rehabilitation possible. After the death of Pavel’s wife, Galya, the search for the true motivation of Migulin’s rebellion becomes Pavel’s only refuge from the painful disorder in his family and his children’s attempts to have him help them obtain a house through his connections.
Sergei Kirillovich Migulin
Sergei Kirillovich Migulin (sehr-GAY kih-RIH-loh-vihch mih-GEW-lihn), an army commander. Born a Cossack and possessing great rhetorical and tactical skills, he is uniquely capable of rousing and directing the fiercely independent Don Cossacks. Although he is a true revolutionary, his Cossack nationalism and sharp tongue make him suspect in the eyes of the Bolsheviks. His hot temper eventually leads him to an emotional rebellion that results in his trial and death sentence.
Anna Konstantinovna Igumnova
Anna Konstantinovna Igumnova (kon-stan-
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