After too many years, I have just made the connection. Evgeni P always had a nagging resemblance to someone but I could never make the connection (not enough RAM space?).
I followed the link from Flamma's Cupcake site ( http://pub151.ezboard.com/belenasokolovaforum) to the excellent artwork here at the link below. Scroll down to the second to the last line, right most picture....and the resemblance is to Star Trek: The Next Generation's android character Data.
Ther is a very long but very interesting article on Evgeni's life at this site...he was one tough little kid. You have to admire his strength and determination.