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

Siberia is a geographical region in Russia.


Imprisonment of Anton Vanko

"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 of America with Howard Stark, the man who ordered his deportation.[1]

Awakening of the Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier in the HYDRA Siberian Facility

By December 1991, Vasily Karpov, a Soviet Union HYDRA agent arrived to the HYDRA Siberian Facility to awaken the Winter Soldier from his cryostatis. Karpov ordered him to eliminate Howard Stark who managed to replicate Abraham Erskine's Super Soldier Serum, and also extract the serum. Winter Soldier complied his mission and returned to Siberia with the samples.[2]

Training Other Winter Soldiers

The Winter Soldier is overpowered by Josef

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 HYDRA compound, The original Winter Soldier, was quickly overpowered by Josef. 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.[2]

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.

Ranskahov brothers are held prisoners in Utkin Prison

Anatoly was tortured along with Oleg, however, only Anatoly survived, and taken back to his cell, where his brother, Vladimir was also kept with the rotting Alexei's corpse. 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.[3]

Undercover Mission

"If I just fought my way out of an underground Siberian prison I'd kind of want to know what for."

Agent Shaw was tasked by S.H.I.E.L.D. to infiltrate 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.

Coulson's Team extracts Agent Shaw from Siberia

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.[4]

Inhuman Sanctuary

"It looks like Malick's convoy's heading for this decommissioned power plant about 30 kilometers away."
"Dead in the middle of Nowhereville, Siberia."
Leo Fitz and Alphonso Mackenzie[src]

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Zemo's Revenge

Helmut Zemo arrives in Siberia

"He wanted to know about Siberia. Where I was kept. He wanted to know exactly where."
Bucky Barnes[src]

In 2016, Helmut Zemo traveled to Siberia after he gained access to the HYDRA Siberian Facility using Vasily Karpov's belongings. 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.

Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes at the facility

Shortly afterwards, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes arrived at the facility via Quinjet. After entering the facility, they began to explore, but were startled by the presence of Tony Stark who apologized to Rogers and agreed to help them. The three then discovered the five dead soldiers in the colossal chamber and were met by Zemo, who confessed to instigating the recent terrorist attacks and the schism within the team. He then showed Stark the security footage of a brainwashed Barnes effortlessly murdering his parents.

Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes fight Tony Stark

An infuriated Stark started to attack Barnes, but Rogers defended him. After a fierce fight between the three, Barnes lost his prostethic arm and Rogers ultimately defeated Stark by temporarily damaging Stark's Arc Reactor. Rogers then helped Barnes up and walked away, but was told by Stark to leave his shield behind. He dropped his shield and left with Barnes.

T'Challa prevents Helmut Zemo from committing suicide

Outside the facility, Zemo prepared to kill himself, feeling as if he had avenged his family, but was stopped by T'Challa, who took him away into custody.[2]


"One of the Rotunda gateways connects to Siberia. Blizzard blasted through."
Wong to Peter Parker[src]

In 2024, Siberia experienced a blizzard. During the blizzard, the Rotunda of Gateways at the New York Sanctum opened up one of its doors to Siberia, causing the blizzard to go through it into the Sanctum.[5]

Alternate Universes

Attack on Thor

"Lure him to Siberia and then go kaboom on his ass."
Captain Marvel[src]

In an alternate universe, Carol Danvers brought Thor to Siberia in order to sufficiently defeat him in a place where no known humans would be. Maria Hill and members of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought a Helicarrier to Siberia and remained in the sky, ready to launch a nuclear missile if needed. However, as Danvers prepared to attack Thor, Thor's mother appeared via hologram to Thor telling him that she was on her way to see him. Thor then pledged to end his partying and Danvers flew away.[6]

Age of Ultron

Natasha Romanoff in Siberia

In an alternate 2015, Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton went to the HYDRA Siberian Facility in order to find Arnim Zola’s last downloaded copy of his analog consciousness. They found him and Zola agreed to assist them. Barton downloaded Zola into one of his arrows while Romanoff lured the Ultron Sentries to the facility. Once the Sentries arrived, Barton ambushed them and shot the arrow into a Sentry, transferring Zola over. As Romanoff assisted Zola out of the facility, Barton tried to keep the Sentries at bay. However, after they overwhelmed them, Barton sacrificed himself in order to kill the Sentries and allow Romanoff and Zola to escape. Outside the facility, Romanoff asked Zola why his plan failed and he told her that the hive mind of the Sentries was not in their universe.[7]


Appearances for Siberia

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