James Kirk Harrell (born January 29, 1959) is a retired American Professional Wrestler who competed for the National Wrestling Alliance as Pvt. Jim Nelson and for the American Wrestling Association and WWE as Boris Zhukov. He debuted in 1978 and worked for various territories before catching on in 1982 in Jim Crockett Promotions as Nelson, part of Sgt. Slaughter's Cobra Corps. He arrived in the AWA as Zhukov, a "Russian" gimmick. He switched to WWE in 1987 and teamed with Nikolai Volkoff as The Bolsheviks until Volkoff turned face in 1990. He left in 1991 and resurfaced in the independents many years later.
Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 2x NWA Alabama Heavyweight Champion (listed as Boris Zurchov), a 2x NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion as Pvt. Jim Nelson with Pvt. Don Kernodle, a 2x NWA Canadian (Toronto) Television Champion and a 1x AWA World Tag Team Champion with Soldat Ustinov.
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- Bald of Evil: Under his hat.
- Bash Brothers: With Nord The Barbarian, Nikolai Volkoff
- Bear Hug: Used it as a Finishing Move
- Beard of Evil: As Zhukov.
- Convenient Replacement Character: WWE brought him in after The Iron Sheik was fired for his and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan's drug bust.
- Cue the Flying Pigs: He actually got a DQ victory over AWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel on October 4, 1986.
- Demoted to Extra: Following the breakup of The Bolsheviks.
- Dirty Communists/Husky Russkie/Mother Russia Makes You Strong: His gimmick.
- Foreign Wrestling Heel: Well, duh.
- Jobber: In WWE.
- Power Stable:
- (in the NWA): The Cobra Corps
- (in the AWA): The Sheik's Army
- Tag Team:
- (in the NWA): The Privates
- (in WWE): The Bolsheviks