"We got to go. That guy's probably in Siberia by now."
Winter Soldier[src]

Siberia is a geographical region in Russia.


Imprisonment of Anton Vanko

"Anton Vanko was the other side of that coin. Anton saw it as a way to get rich, and when your father found out, he had him deported. When the Russians found out he couldn't deliver, they shipped his ass off to Siberia. He spent the next twenty years in a vodka-fueled rage - not quite the environment you'd want to raise a kid in."
Nick Fury to Tony Stark[src]

Siberia was the place chosen by Soviet authorities to imprison Russian physicist Anton Vanko after he was deported back to the U.S.S.R. in 1967.

Soviet government sent him to a prison in Siberia, serving for 20 years, due to being unable to develop the Arc Reactor technology by himself, given that he developed it in the United States with Howard Stark, the man who ordered his deportation.

Vanko left Siberia and returned to Moscow following Premier Gorbachev’s call for democratization in January 1987, living in poverty with his son, Ivan Vanko.[1]

Awakening of the Winter Soldier

By December 1991, Howard Stark had managed to replicate Abraham Erskine's Super Soldier Serum. HYDRA, which was covertly growing within S.H.I.E.L.D. at the time, notified Vasily Karpov, a Soviet Union HYDRA agent tasked with overseeing the HYDRA Siberian Facility. Karpov, who was the Winter Soldier's handler, was given the order to arrange the murder of both Howard and Maria Stark and to obtain the Super Soldier Serum. Awakening the Winter Soldier from his cryostatis, Karpov had his memory wiped once more before assigning him to assassinate the Starks. On the night of December 16th 1991, Winter Soldier traveled to Long Island, New York, where he shot Howard Stark's car, causing it to veer into a tree, and proceeded to kill Howard and his wife. Having retrieved the serum, Winter Soldier returned to Siberia.

Training Other Winter Soldiers

The Super Soldier Serum was later given to five enhanced individuals who eventually transformed into Winter Soldiers. During one of the training sessions at the Siberian HYDRA compound, Barnes, the original Winter Soldier, was quickly overpowered by Josef, another Soldier. However, he killed a doctor that attempted to check his vitals. As a result, a riot erupted with the five Soldiers attacking their HYDRA superiors. After the HYDRA agents eventually subdued the other Soldiers, Vasily Karpov decided to put the Winter Soldiers under Cryostasis Chambers until their mind could be controlled completely. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union not long after, the facility was abandoned with the Winter Soldiers still under suspended animations.

Imprisonment of the Ranskahov Brothers

Brothers Vladimir and Anatoly Ranskahov were arrested and imprisoned at Utkin Prison to serve their sentence, due to their illegal activities in Moscow. They were heaped in a cell with inhumane conditions along with other inmates named Alexei and Oleg during three years.[2]

Undercover Mission


Coulson's Team extracts Agent Shaw from Siberia.

S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Shaw infiltrated a Russian underground prison in Siberia in order to collect information about a separatist group in South Ossetia and a weapon they managed to obtain, the Overkill Device.

Phil Coulson got himself captured and brought to the same prison, in order to provoke his captors and being interrogated, as the interrogator was none other than agent Shaw. Coulson revealed to Shaw his cover had been blown and needed to escape.

Melinda May and Grant Ward defeated the guards and escaped from the facility, using a motorized sled to arrive at the Bus.[3]

Breakout at Utkin Prison

Ranskahov Brothers

Ranskahov brothers are held prisoners in Russia

Anatoly Ranskahov was tortured along with Oleg, however, only Anatoly survived, and taken back to his cell, where his brother, Vladimir Ranskahov was also kept with the rotting corpse of one of their former cellmates, Alexei.

Vladimir asked where Oleg was, and when he answered that he had died, Vladimir told him they only needed each other. However, Anatoly was not sure about his own survival. Vladimir promised they would leave together that night, and showed him a weapon made from one of Alexei's ribs.

Anatoly wondered where could Vladimir have obtained it, and he said it was a gift from Alexei, telling him that the guards should not have left him there from the rats, and proceeded to take another rib to make a second weapon.

Anatoly wanted to return to Moscow and regain their status there, but Vladimir told him they should head to America, promising they would rule as kings.

The brothers successfully escaped the prison, and traveled to New York City, becoming leaders of their criminal organization.[2]

Inhuman Sanctuary

To be added

Zemo's Revenge

"People are dead. The bombing. The set up. The doctor did all that just to get 10 minutes with you. I need you to do better than "I don't know"."
"He wanted to know about Siberia. Where I was kept. He wanted to know exactly where."
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes[src]

Helmut Zemo, a Sokovian intelligence officer who'd lost his family during the Avengers' conflict with Ultron, managed to gain access to the HYDRA Siberian facility using Vasily Karpov's belongings, whom he'd killed. Once there, he discovered five super soldiers from the Winter Soldier Program, who were being quarantined in a suspended animation, and proceeded to kill each one with a bullet to the head, as he understood that releasing the Winter Soldiers would result in the divided Avengers combining forces against Zemo and the assassins. When Iron Man, Captain America, and Bucky Barnes arrived at the facility, they discovered the five dead soldiers in the colossal chamber and threatened Zemo, who confessed to instigating the recent terrorist attacks as well as the schism within the group. He then revealed that his intent was to destroy the Avengers from the inside as a punishment for their actions in Sokovia, which resulted in the deaths of his wife and son. He then showed Tony the security footage of a brainwashed Bucky Barnes effortlessly murdering his parents. An infuriated Iron Man started to attack Winter Soldier and Captain America. After a long fight, a wounded Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes ultimately defeated Iron Man.

Elsewhere, a calm Zemo then apologized to T'Challa for inadvertently killing his father, and was apprehended by the authorities later.



Appearances for Siberia

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