During the paranoia of the Cold War, the Department would have been seen as critical to the defense of the USSR motherland - should full-scale war ever erupt between the USSR and the West the use of weaponized pathogens could have decided the ultimate winner.
According to KGB whistle blower and former Department 12 senior scientist Alexander Kouzminov, Department 12 has been able to penetrate both the American and British germ warfare laboratories (Fort Detrick and Porton Down respectively), NATO's headquarters, and operated a spy-ring in the World Health Organization.
Of a hugely secretive nature, Department Twelve’s work seems known only to a highly select few - when Arkady questions Tatiana Ruslanova over her involvement in the department she refuses to acknowledge neither it’s existence or her involvement.
Known Staff Edit
|Tatiana Ruslanova||Job role unknown, appears to be Department 12's contact in Washington|
|William||KGB illegal responsible for research and sample acquisition|