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The subject of this article appears in the Metro Last Light video game. The subject of this article appears in the Chronicles Pack DLC for Metro Last Light.

Yanek (Cyrillic: Янек) is an undercover Red Line informant, disguised as a penniless Metro citizen, seen only in the Chronicles Pack DLC mission "Pavel".


Yanek is only seen in the final section of the Pavel level, in the non-hostile sector of Venice, begging for bullets near the train tracks. Upon approach, Yanek will ask Pavel for a bullet. Pavel can give him one, upon which Yanek will reveal himself as an informant, saluting the Major.

He will tell Pavel that there is a railcar nearby, waiting to take Pavel back to the Red Line. Before Pavel leaves, Yanek tells him that one of Venice's nearby sex shops is a scam, and that Pavel should avoid it. He then returns to begging from and informing on the citizens of Venice.


  • Possibly as part of his deep cover, Yanek will only reveal himself to Pavel if he approaches him first.
  • Yanek, spelled Janek or Янек depending on the language, is a relatively uncommon name in Russia. It's much more popular in Poland, Czechia, and Belarus, which suggests that this is where Yanek or his family might originally be from.