Through the Red Guardian, the Russians hoped to hone a national hero to represent them, just as Captain America (Steve Rogers) represented the USA.
Earth's Mightiest Show / S3 E12
Who is Red Guardian?
On this special You Don't Know edition of Earth's Mightiest Show, Langston Belton walks you through everything you need to know about Red Guardian and his surprising comic book history with Captain America and Black Widow!
Alexei Shostakov was one of the Soviet Union's most acclaimed test pilots whose heroism caught the attention of the KGB. They arranged for Shostakov to wed Natasha Romanoff, a top agent of the secret Red Room Academy, later known as the Black Widow.