Nikolai Bulganin
Historical Figure
Nationality: Russian citizen of the Soviet Union (born in the Russian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1895
Date of Death: 1975
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Revolutionary, politician
Spouse: Elena Korovina
Children: Leo, Vera
Military Branch: Cheka (Russian Civil War), Red Army (World War II)
Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Political Office(s): Mayor of Moscow (1931-1937)
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Minister of Defence
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Fictional Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Armistice
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin (Никола́й Алекса́ндрович Булга́нин; 11 June [O.S. 30 May] 1895 – 24 February 1975) was a Soviet politician who held several offices throughout his career. After spending the 1920s an manager of industry and electricity, he became a close ally of Joseph Stalin, serving in several advisory and cabinet positions during Stalin's rule. He continued to serve after Stalin's death, aligning himself with Nikita Khrushchev for time until he grew disenchanted with Khrushchev's reforms. However, he did not officially join the Anti-Party group's move against Khrushchev in 1957. Bulganin's vacillation didn't save him in the long run; he was expelled from the Central Committee and banished to Stavropol.

Nikolai Bulganin in The Hot War[]

Nikolai Bulganin was one of several Soviet politicians who survived World War III and the death of Joseph Stalin in June 1952. During a conversation with President Harry Truman, George Kennan suggested that Bulganin might be in the running to take power from Stalin's immediate successor, Lavrenty Beria.[1]


  1. Armistice, loc. 1803, ebook, p. 105, HC.