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Dr. Zharkov, portrayed by Arthur Darbinyan, was a minor character and an antagonist in the third season of Stranger Things. Stationed at Starcourt Base, Zharkov was a Soviet doctor specialized in torture.



Dr. Zharkov was a Russian scientist working for Commander Ozerov, who specializes in torturing hostages. Dr. Zharkov injected Steve and Robin with truth serum and nearly ripped out Steve's fingernail until Robin confessed how they found the Russian base. Before Ozerov and Zharkov could do any more harm to their hostages, an alarm system went off, leading Ozerov to investigate. Once he was gone, Dustin Henderson and Erica Sinclair burst into the room, with Dustin killing Dr. Zharkov with an electrocution rod, saving Steve and Robin.

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Season Three appearances
Suzie, Do You Copy? The Mall Rats The Case of the Missing Lifeguard The Sauna Test
The Flayed E Pluribus Unum The Bite The Battle of Starcourt