Spetsnaz (Russian: Войска специального назначения tr: Voyska spetsialnogo naznacheniya. English: Special Designation Troops) is an umbrella-term for Soviet and later Russian Army special forces. One former Spetsnaz soldier named Nikolai Zinoviev became a surveillance agent for the Umbrella Corporation within their U.B.C.S. (Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service). Former Spetsnaz soldiers were used to acquire combat data for T-A.L.O.S.