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Anatoly Knyazev is the leader of the Solntsevskaya Bratva, a powerful Russian crime syndicate who has had a long history with the Arrow.


  • This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the television series Arrow, its tie-in comic book series, and its related television series. It is an adaptation of Anatoli Knyazev. The original character was created by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo and first appeared in Batman #417.
  • Anatoly Knyazev is portrayed by David Nykl.
  • Knyazev was first mentioned in the episode "Vertigo" but wasn't seen until the episode "Crucible".
  • While Anatoly shares both the name and nationality of his comic book counterpart, very little of KGBeast's backstory, powers and characterization have been adapted for the Arrow series.



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