|Tatiana Evgenyevna Ruslanova|
|Portrayed By||Vera Cherny|
|First Appearance||EST Men|
|Images of Tatiana Ruslanova|
Tatiana Evgenyevna Ruslanova is a KGB intelligence officer and member of Directorate S, based at the Rezidentura. First introduced in EST Men, by Season Four she is revealed to be secretly working with Department 12. The character is played by Vera Cherny .
For most of Season 3 Tatiana is shown to be a mid-level KGB intelligence office - she has her own office, yet must be read-in (given clearance) to par-take in the more high-risk Rezidentura operations (e.g. Operation ZEPHYR).
Department 12 Edit
Tatiana is revealed to be working with Department Twelve, one of the departments that make up Directorate S, the USSR’s counter-intelligence Department. Department 12 is the USSR’s covert ‘seventh floor’ germ warfare department - a project so secretive and politically controversial that even the Rezident Arkady does not know who, or what, it involves. His suspicions are aroused during Glanders - when Arkady interrupts Tatiana in the radio room, she refuses to open the door. She apologises and asks that he speak to Colonel Umametev at the Centre.
After making enquiries, including asking Oleg whether he has seen Tatiana doing any unusual operation work, Arkady confronts Tatiana. He explains that he is the Rezident and that if there is any dangerous work being carried out then he should be aware of it to at least some extent. Tatiana refuses to answer, saying only that she is unable to speak about it.
It is assumed that as a part of Department Twelve, Tatiana is in some capacity related to the supply-chain involving William’s samples being studied in the USSR.