Name in Japanese ベストゥージェフ
Rōmaji Translation Besutujefu
Appears in Anime
Voice Actor (Japanese) Kazuhiko Nishimoto
Voice Actor (English) Chris Hutchison
Personal Info
Gender Male
Status Active

Bestuzhev (ベストゥージェフ Besutujefu?) is the grand chancellor of Russia. From early on the Empress suspected him of treason, and he has been proven to be protecting Vorontsov. He does however seem to dislike Cagliostro, loath and fear Lia, and is paranoid of his own partners, mainly because he does not like or trust foreigners. He has fanatical pride for Russia and has a prejudiced hatred of women. Bestuzhev was arrested at first and nearly sent to Siberia but was set free by Pyotr III. His luck changed when Ekatarina took the throne, he tried to escape only to be strangled to death by Maximilien Robespierre. He turned in to a Gargoyle but was finished quickly by Durand.

Creation and ConceptionEdit

He is loosely based on Bestuzhev-Ryumin.

In real life he was one of the most influential and successful European diplomats of the 18th century. Empresss Ekatarina recalled him to court and made him a field marshal. However, he took no leading part in affairs and died on 21 April 1768.