Alexei Ivanovich Zyuganov was the chief of Line KR (counterintelligence of the SVR). He started his career as a executioner at Lubyanka prison, during the KGB years. His mother Ekaterina, who was also part of the SVR, assisted him in the beginning of his career. Zyuganov tries to kill Dominika in many ocasions due to their competition inside the SVR.
Zyuganov was in his forties, often described as a dwarf. Dominika could see a black aura with black triangles around his head.