Anatoly Zukov was a Russian hitman for the KGB and later arms dealer and assassin for hire up until his death in 1999 at the hands of NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Born in Russia, Zhukov's background is unknown but he later became a hitman for the KGB and presumably carried out many missions for the KGB including killing numerous unnamed people.
Following the end of the Cold War which saw the KGB itself being dismantled, Zukov became an arms dealer and also an assassin for hire.
He later discovered an Israeli sailor, turned the sailor in question before Zukov bled the sailor dry for information with Zukov later sending a hit team to kill the Israeli sailor although it's not known if the hit was successful.
During the 1990s, NCIS Special Agent Riley McCallister directed the two assassination attempts against Zukov, and his companion.
The first operation in Amsterdam involved Agents Sharp, Nelson and Vance. This operation in Amsterdam failed after being compromised with Mossad operative Eli David saving Vance from death.
Although Jenny ultimately failed to kill Zukov's companion and fiancee, Svetlana Chernitskaya, Gibbs ultimately succeeded in killing Zukov by cornering Zukov in an alleyway before shooting Zukov dead seconds later.
It's presumed that Zukov's remains were either found by the Paris authorities, identified and later buried or that Svetlana found the remains herself and had them buried.
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Zukov's death had a lasting-impact on Svetlana as she was left grief-stricken by his murder. She also became greatly consumed with the need for vengeance following her fiancee's murder with Svetlana later embarking on a long campaign that lasted for nine years, all for the purpose of exacting revenge against those responsible for Zukov's death with McCallister assisting her although Svetlana was unaware that McCallister was simply manipulating her.
Despite that, Svetlana succeeded in discovering the identities and locations of those associated with the operation.
She and her team composed of three assassins led by an assassin using the burn alias Viggo Drantyev found and murdered Decker before fleeing, having gotten the information.
A few days later, Viggo and the assassins attempted to kill Jenny at an abandoned diner in the Mojave Desert but the team themselves were all killed in the resulting gunfight although Jenny herself later died.
Hours later, Svetlana arrived at Jenny's house, confronting Gibbs, the third and final person associated with the operation and arrived, her gun drawn, intending to kill Gibbs to end things once and for all, only for Svetlana to be shot in the back by Gibbs's mentor, Michael Franks seconds later with the gunshot killing Svetlana instantly.
The following were targets of his hit teams:
- Israeli sailor.
- Leon Vance (Failed).