I wonder if you refer to other figures as Stalin's Christian henchman.
There is a case for *outing* the background of a lot of Stalins most loyal lackeys TBH Tef' ,if only for a bit of historical perspective. The trouble is,so many had false names,nom de russkie if you like...
*Funny * fact of the day,that Meercat from the adverts is called Aleksander Orlov.....
Alexander Mikhailovich Orlov (Russian: Александр Михайлович Орлов), born Lev Feldbin, 21 August 1895 – 25 March 1973), was a General in the Soviet secret police and NKVD Rezident in the Second Spanish Republic. In 1938, Orlov refused to return to the Soviet Union because he realized that he would be executed, and fled with his family to the U.S.. He is known mostly for secretly transporting the entire gold reserve of Spanish Republic to the USSR and for his book, The Secret History of Stalin's Crimes.
However, Orlov's main task in Spain remained arresting and executing Trotskyites, Anarchists, Roman Catholics supportive of Francisco Franco's forces, and other suspected foes of the Second Spanish Republic. Documents released from the NKVD archives detail a massive number of Orlov's crimes in Spain. He was responsible for fabricating the evidence which led to the arrest and summary execution of members of the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification (POUM). He also directed the kidnapping and execution of the POUM leader Andreu
Not sure if this will play in all locations but, the article quoted Niall fergusons book, War of the World.
The documentry he made for British TV was cracking.
part 1 of 4.