Anatoly Zemlyanka

Kremlin launches manhunt for Siberian slaughterer dubbed ‘Russia’s Jihadi John’

The Kremlin has issued a global “wanted” notice for a man dubbed Russia’s “Jihadi John” after his appearance in a grisly Syrian beheading video.

Anatoly Zemlyanka, from the remote city of Noyabrsk in Siberia, sent shockwaves across Russia earlier this month when he appeared in a video in which he sliced the throat of a fellow Russian suspected of being an FSB spy. Russian media have taken to calling Zemlyanka “Jihadi Tolik”, based on the Russian nickname for Anatoly.