Rogusskii is a gun-thug for General Starodoub.


Rogusskii and his partner Chuzhoi were tasked by his employer, General Starodoub, to follow the woman responsible for the murder of Starodoub's partner Mikhail Fjodorov, an assassin known as Sofia.

They followed Sofia to the city of Sochi, where they came across another of their targets, Tatiana Sokolova, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff's undercover identity when she was wrongly accused of Fjodorov's murder.

Romanoff noticed the two thugs following her, and seized an opportunity to distract them when she encountered the Russia men's national ice hockey team, catching the two thugs by surprise and knocking them out.[1]