The Soviet government attempted to counteract the American dominance of superhumans by creating a counterpart to the Avengers, called them the Soviet Super-Soldiers.
Professor Phobos was appointed head of the program to find and train their super-powered operatives. The mutant Mikhail Ursus was the first trainee selected and became known as Ursa Major due to his ability to shape-shift into a large brown bear.
The next recruits to the team are the brother and sister mutants Laynia Petrovna and Nikolai Krylenko, who became Darkstar and Vanguard. Dmitri Bukharin, the fifth Crimson Dynamo joined the team to form the first roster of the Soviet Super-Soldiers.
Later, the three mutants members decided to remove all ties to the Soviet government, and kicked the Crimson Dynamo out as he still worked for the KGB.
The Gremlin later joined the team while and wore the Titanium Man armor, but he was killed on a mission.
The team later recruited many other mutant members such as Blind Faith, Stencil, and Sibercat, and added former members of the Supreme Soviets, the third Red Guardian, Fantasia, Perun, and robot Sputnik, and the returning Crimson Dynamo. As the Soviet Union fell the team reformed under the new name the Winter Guard which reflected the current political climate in Russia.
Soviet Super Soldiers
- Red Guardian
- Dimitri Bukharin / Crimson Dynamo
- Kondrati Topolov / Titanium Man II
- Petrovna / Darkstar
- Major. Mikhail Ursus / Ursa Major
- Nikolai Krylenko / Vanguard
- Professor Piotr Phobos
- Alexi Garnoff / Blind Faith
- Illich Lavrov / Sibercat
- Sputnik (Android)
- Maria / Stencil
Equipment: Various types of equipment similar to American heroes'
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
- All members eventually joined Winter Guard
- Many character changed their codenames when they joined the Winter Guard.
- The team was also hit by M-Day as the some of the mutant heroes lost their powers.
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