One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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The foreman of Gang 104, the work gang to which Shukhov belongs in the Gulag. Tyurin is a strict, but noble leader. As the foreman of the gang, he is a sort of father figure within the group, holding the welfare of the men in the forefront of his mind. Because of his dedication to the gang, Shukhov and other members of the gang respect him and follow his commands. Even though Tyurin holds a leadership role within the gang, he is also unjustly imprisoned, like the other men, simply for being the son of Kulak—an affluent farmer class that Stalin had vowed to eliminate. This experience allows him to be both a leader and an individual who identifies with the men he oversees.
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Tyurin Character Timeline in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

The timeline below shows where the character Tyurin appears in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section1 (Shukhov wakes up to Kolya taking Shukhov’s temperature)
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...notices that he is feeling sick. He hears his deputy foreman, Pavlo, and the foreman, Tyurin, getting out of bed. Pavlo goes off to the bread storage room, and Tyurin goes... (full context)
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Tyurin takes a pound of salted pork with him to the Production Planning Department to attempt... (full context)
Section 2 (Kolya takes Shukhov’s Temperature to Volkovoy’s search)
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Tyurin calls the men out for work. He has been imprisoned for nineteen years, and never... (full context)
Section 4 (The story of Shukhov leaving home to arrival at the work site)
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Shukhov looks to Tyurin, the leader of the squad. Tyurin, is serving his second term, and knows the ways... (full context)
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Shukhov wishes to ask Tyurin where they will be working today, but he does not want to interrupt Tyurin, as... (full context)
Section 5 (The arrival at the work site to the beginning of work)
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...warmth. The squad leaders go to the office to get their orders for the day. Tyurin calls Pavlo to go with him to the office, and Tsezar follows. Tsezar is well... (full context)
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The 104th continues waiting for Tyurin and Pavlo to return. Someone mentions that they haven’t gotten a snowstorm yet that winter.... (full context)
Section 6 (The beginning of work to news of the murdered stool pigeons)
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Tyurin returns with a gloomy look on his face. The men immediately know they have been... (full context)
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...months, but with the 104th working on it, the building had come back to life. Tyurin sends Shukhov to fix the stovepipe so a fire could be kindled. The other men... (full context)
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Fetyukov and Buynovsky edge up to the stove to warm up. Tyurin drives them off and the narrator notes that you only have to show a beaten... (full context)
Section 8 (Tyurin’s story to the end of the work day)
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...men sit around the fire, the narrator says the gang is like one big family. Tyurin begins telling some of the men his story. He has taken his hat off to... (full context)
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In November the Red Army kicked Tyurin out. Before they sent him away they took his winter clothes and gave him a... (full context)
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In the middle of Tyurin’s story, Shukhov asks one of the Estonians for a cigarette until the next day, promising... (full context)
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Tyurin continues his story, talking calmly, as if he were telling someone else’s story. After being... (full context)
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Tyurin found himself in a room with six girls from the university in Leningrad. When they... (full context)
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Pavlo asks Tyurin if they should begin mixing mortar, but Tyurin ignores him and continues his story. He... (full context)
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When Tyurin finishes his story, he puts the men to work. The work signal has not been... (full context)
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...offers to help. Pavlo doesn't have to help, but he is willing to work for Tyurin. (full context)
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...laying bricks. Shukhov makes no mistakes, working hastily, but with incredible finesse. Every so often, Tyurin yells for more mortar, and intermittently, Shukhov yells the same thing, noting that when you... (full context)
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...the ramp. Buynovsky grows frustrated with Fetyukov, and refuses to work with him any longer. Tyurin sends Fetyukov to move blocks and tells Alyoshka to help Buynovsky with the mortar. Buynovsky... (full context)
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Der begins to yell at Tyurin for using the roofing felt for covering the windows. He threatens Tyurin with a third... (full context)
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...of bricks, Gopchik reports that the men of Gang 82 are handing in their tools. Tyurin tells him to mind his business and continue working. Shukhov notices the sun is setting,... (full context)
Section 9 (The end of the work day to the arrival at the camp)
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The men from the other gangs have begun turning their tools. Tyurin examines the work completed that day, and satisfied with their progress, tells them to throw... (full context)
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Tyurin tells Shukhov to hurry to the count, but Shukhov tells him not to wait, to... (full context)
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...the approach the camp, the other Zeks boo them. Shukhov is not worried, knowing that Tyurin had explained for them. (full context)
Section 10 (Arrival at the camp to Tsezar’s arrival at the parcel room)
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After passing through the count, Shukhov hurries off to the parcel room. Tyurin must stay behind to report the day’s work. Tsezar walks calmly toward the notice posted... (full context)
Section 11 (Tsezar’s arrival at the parcel room to the purchase of the tobacco)
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...bowls. Fetyukov arrives, but leaves quickly to go scrounge for leftovers. He puts Pavlo and Tyurin’s supper to the side, making sure they are “thick bowls” with plenty of food with... (full context)
Section 12 (The purchase of the tobacco to Shukhov’s going to bed)
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...Shukhov waits for the count, a guard called “snub nose” enters the barracks. He tells Tyurin he is there to as why signatures from Buynovsky and Tsezar for wearing extra clothing... (full context)