Anton Velov is a character in “The Blacklist”.
Anton Velov was a a high ranking Russian intelligence officer and former Spetsnaz agent that operated during the Cold War. He was once the leader of a special operations forces unit inside the Spetsnaz called the Zarubin Group. Following Katarina Rostova's supposed suicide at Cape May, Velov was the agent assigned to find her. He managed to track her down to a hotel in Prague, where he found a photo Katarina had of her daughter Masha. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Velov moved to the United States and became an informant for the CIA. He opened a restaurant in D.C that became a meeting point for former and current Russian intelligence officers.