Also known as Sasha the Macedonian and Superkiller, this Russian contract killer directly inspired parts of at least two other agents of the night. Solonik was a former conscript of the Russian army, and was known for his impressive hand-to-hand combat skills and penchant for violence. Solonik himself specialized in killing Russian mob bosses: he had at least 30 contract kills under his belt, and that was before he set up his own kill-for-hire agency. Solonik's trademark technique of dual-wielding pistols directly inspired Agent 47 of the Hitman video game franchise.
Solonik escaped prison several times, and was known for brawling with as many as a dozen men at a time behind bars. Indeed, Solonik just loved beating up and killing fellow criminals.