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Eugene M2033
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A few years before the war



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Group companion


VDNKh Station (Location)


Metro Star

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Woo-hoo! Artyom, free at last.. Well for as long as the ride takes us, anyway.

— Eugine

Eugine (Russian: Евгений; pronounced Yevgyeniy) is a citizen from Exhibition and a friend of Artyom.


He is the first seen at the start of the level Exhibition where he is singing to Artyom to wake him for the caravan to Riga. He is not seen until the end of the level where Artyom gets into the caravan. In the next level, Chase, he is sitting next to Artyom and is armed with a Kalash (at the roadblock) and a Duplet, which he uses to shoot a nosalis when it jumps on the cart. After this, he gives Artyom the shotgun, and operates the cart. He is last seen at Riga, drinking vodka with Artyom and Boris.

In the intro of Metro Last Light, Artyom says that Eugine is dead, but the reason is unknown, possibly under the same circumstances as the book.


In the original Metro 2033 he is named Zhenya (Женя), which is a shorter form of Eugene/Evgeny, and is an old childhood friend with Artyom. He, along with Artyom and Vitalik the Splinter, once snuck out to the surface at night and unlocked the door leading to Botanicheskiy Sad, in turn allowing the Dark Ones into the Metro. He also tells many stories to Artyom telling tales of a magician and a man that could be Khan. For an unknown reason Zhenya's name is "Zhenka" towards the end of the English translation. Factually, "Zhenka" is another, more vulgar shorter form of that name.

Zhenya, in the novel, was attacked by the Dark Ones a week before Artyom returned to VNDKH, and died the day before Artyom's return; which disheartened Artyom. In The Gospel According to Artyom, Artyom states that Zhenya/Eugine's death was the final straw and motivation for him to destroy the Dark Ones.

It is confirmed, in Metro: Last Light, that he, along with Vitalik, were killed before Artyom arrived at Ostankino Tower. Even though Artyom and Zhenya have been best friends ever since Artyom was five they do have a habit of insulting each other (i.e "fuck you!") - a common enough occurrence between good friends.

Furthermore, in Metro 2035, Artyom often converses with 'Zhen' much to the amusement of his companions. Artyom is aware that Zhenya is dead, but talks to him rather than himself.