Executed by performing a full-circle motion for either side and pressing kick, Zangief performs one of two different grabs depending on his distance from the opponent, as seen below:
- If the input is executed from a distance, Zangief stretches his arms out like a bear, then rushes a short distance towards his opponent (informally known as a "Running Bear Grab"), attempting to grab them. If successful, Zangief performs a Flying Power Bomb: he grabs the opponent by the shoulders and jumps, then slams them head-first into the ground.
- If the input is executed while Zangief is already close to the opponent, he instead performs the Atomic Suplex, which is also known by the name Siberian Bear Crusher: stepping behind his opponent, he grabs them around the waist and lifts them up, falling backwards while he does in order to drive them head-first into the ground; still holding onto his opponent's waist, he then flips and jumps, repeating the maneuver from mid-air.
Both inflict large amounts of damage, and are also unblockable grab attacks. In their EX Special versions, the "Running Bear Grab" has Zangief run faster, with Super Armor, and cover almost half of the screen; on the other hand, the Atomic Suplex has longer reach, no startup time and executes faster. Both throws deal double their normal damage.