Religion: Communist android
Alter Ego: Anatoly
Other Names: Sputnik
First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #352 (Apr. 1989): "Refuge"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Sputnik) Captain America (vol. 1) #352 (Apr. 1989): "Refuge"; (as Vostok) "The Crossing Line: Part One: The Waterwind Interdiction" in Avengers (vol. 1) #319 (July 1990)
Number of Appearances: 17
Foe of: Atlanteans
Worked for: Russian government
Among other Russia-based super-teams he has belonged to, Sputnik was a member of the "People's Protectorate." For a brief time, the People's Protectorate was known as the "Supreme Soviets." Sputnik (using the name "Vostok") was active in this group while it was known as the Supreme Soviets, as seen in Captain America (vol. 1) #s 352-254 and Soviet Super Soldiers #1.
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