Study Guide

Semenov in Breaking Stalin's Nose

By Eugene Yelchin

Semenov

He's another resident of the community apartment, and his plight illustrates what life is like for a lot of people in this time and place: "Semenov sleeps behind the curtain in the corridor" (7.3). That's all we learn about him, but it's enough to tell us that his life isn't exactly peachy.