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Fighting the Nazis
In 1944, the United States Air Force plane flew over the Soviet positions around the German town of Finow, releasing the gas called the Midnight Oil in hopes of helping the Soviets crush the German resistance. However, the gas turned the Soviet soldiers into raving beasts, and most of them killed each other. That incident later became known as the Battle of Finow. The few surviving soldiers were later recruited by the Soviet spy agency Leviathan.
Discovering Winter Soldier
In 1945, somewhere in the Austrian Alps, a member of the Soviet Armed Forces found Bucky Barnes soon after he fell from a HYDRA train. This soldier eventually turned the wounded man over to the care of Arnim Zola.
Affiliation with the Red Room
- Submachine Guns
In chronological order:
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (flashbacks)
- Agent Carter
- Ant-Man Prelude
Behind the Scenes
- Though Leet Brannis and Sasha Demidov were both members of the 478th Rifle Division, in reality, the 477th Rifle Division was the last division designated with that numerical order.