Nikolai Yezhov


Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov (Russian: Никола́й Иванович Ежо́в)


May 1, 1895 St. Petersburg, Russia


February 4, 1940 (aged 44) Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Notable For:

Informing Stalin as Günsche's counterpart, his "castaration skills"


Otto Günsche (Hitler Parodies)

Portrayed By:

Oleg Vasilkov

Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov (1 May 1895 - 4 February 1940) was the head of the Soviet secret police, the "People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs" (NKVD) (26 September 1936 - 25 November 1938) and a senior figure in the great purge; in fact, the wave of mass arrests, executions, deportations etc became known as the "Yezhovschina" (the Yezhov era).

In the Parody Universe

In the Stalin parodies of Benad361, Yezhov is presented as a diminutive, loyal, sadistic and zealous official, to the extent that "Comrade Yezhov's castration skills" and "Yezhov's Meatgrinder" are notorious amongst Stalin's ministers (Stalin even threatened Tukhachevsky with them at one point, with Tukhachevsky later being tortured by Yezhov as a punishment).

He is compared to Gunsche due to his ability to inform. The only difference between the two is in size and the fact that Yezhov is considerably smarter than him. Yezhov also appears to be a someone violent individual, punching Gunsche in the face in the parody "Günsche Finds out the Bunker is Infested with Russians" after Günsche says "Yezhov's too short, and sucks as a response to me."

He seems to assist Stalin in all manner of supporting roles, from flying his helicopter to punishing and informing.

Comparisons with Other Informers


Yezhov Günsche
Both informers are close to their rulers.
  • Information given is relevant and factual.
  • Stupid drivel, to the point of annoying Hitler.
  • Smart and a good listener.
  • Idiotic and clueless when it comes to instructions.
  • Demoted and executed in 1940.
  • Never demoted/executed, lived out the war.
  • Very violent, notorious for his "castaration skills"
  • Too clueless to be extremely violent.
  • Doesn't have a romantic interest.
  • Has multiple romantic interests in the parodies.
Informs more than one person (has informed Tukhachevsky on the phone before).
  • Gunsche generally tends to inform only Hitler.



  • In the parody Tukhachevsky versus Fegelein: Round Two (special parodyYezhov personally tortures Tukhachevsky. In actuality he reportedly did do this during Tukhachevsky's interrogation. It is not known what he and others did, but Tukhachevsky's confession was spattered with his own blood...
  • Yezhov often tortued detainees personally. Once he came into the government offices with blood on his tunic which he proudly proclaimed was the blood of "enemies of the revolution".
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