Nikolai Yezhov
Fictional Character
"Les Mortes dArthur"
Set in the Future
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Siberia
Occupation: Athlete

Nikolai Yezhov was a competitor for Siberia during the Sixty-sixth Winter Games on Mimas, a moon of Saturn. He was a short, stocky and solid man from the Kolyma region of Siberia.

The day after the murder of three athletes, Yezhov was interviewed by Angus Cavendish of Interplanetary Broadcasting Company. Cavendish asked him if he knew Dmitri Shepilov, the murdered jumper for Moscow, well. Yezhov indicated that he had not since the Muscovites stuck to themselves, that they were uncultured.

Cavendish then asked him what he thought of the discovery that the space suit of Shukri al-Kuwatly, the murdered jumper for the Arab World, had been altered to give him an illicit advantage. Yezhov replied with what seemed to be genuine amusement that the only sin was in being found out.

Cavendish asked if it was his first time off Earth. Yezhov confirmed that it was, that he was but a simple stereovision installer, and a weekend skier, when the Little Father (or the Czar) had honored him by including him on the team. Cavendish followed-up by asking him if it was just a coincidence that he had won the Siberian championship four years earlier and had held it ever since. Yezhov blandly responded that his first was, that the favorite had broken his leg in a fall and thus opening the door for him.

Cavendish thanked him and ended the interview.