The KGB File

Characters

There are major spoilers here. If you haven't finished KGB, I advise you to stop reading, as this will likely diminish the enjoyment you can get from playing on your own. There are major plot twists which you don't want to know in advance if you want to experience the game the way you're meant to.

All of the game's characters are listed here, even the minor ones. They are all in alphabetical order, although I had to use a generic name for the few minor characters whose name is never revealed. If you ever spot a mistake or an omission, email me.

 

 

Major Grigori Agabekov

Full name: Grigori Pavlovich Agabekov. Date of birth: 17/10/1947. Second in command of the KGB Department 7 in Leningrad. His duty is to organize the running of Department 7. He served in Afghanistan as advisor to KHAD interrogation teams. He is one of the main New Birth conspirators, however his involvement in illegal activities is not widely known and he enjoys a good reputation. Rukov is told from the Department P file that his integrity is unquestionable, but the file came from Galushkin, another New Birth conspirator. He notably organises the crack / snuff tapes trade as a bait to get Kusnetsov arrested and executed. He is known for this as Mr X to keep his real identity secret. He takes orders from Savinkov. He and Kusnetsov dislike each other.

 

 

Akulov & Bagrichev

Security guards at the Rogov Institute. They simply do their job and do not seem familiar with the experiments that go on at the Institute.

 

 

American man

American businessman at the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. He comes from Philadelphia. His company sells soft drinks. He enjoys telling Russian jokes.

 

 

Valeri Andreievich

Manager and barman of the Enthusiastic Progress Club. He used to manage public toilets, before getting hired as manager of the Club. He is fully aware of the illegal activities taking place at the Club. It is unknown whether he is actively involved in them or simply allows them to take place.

 

 

Andryusha

Acquaintance of the snuff movies gang. It is unknown whether she is a friend of Chevchenkova or part of the actual gang. Verto is heard asking his mother and the Yurevich twins to go to her place for the night.

 

 

Aristic director

Artistic director at the Motherland painting gallery in Leningrad. She is probably Pamyat and involved in the kidnapping of Protopopov. Although she is careful not to say much, her nervous reactions reveal that she knows Yakuchev and Protopopov, even though she denies it.

 

 

Barman at the Hammer and Sickle Street bar

Barman at the Hammer and Sickle Street bar. A tough character, he is extremely hostile to any new face in his bar.

 

 

Captain Belov

Rukov's colleague at KGB Department P. He describes himself as the modest son of honest parents, both shock workers of Soviet toil. He fully supports the Party and his superiors at Department P.

 


 

Pavel Belussov

Full name: Pavel Petrovich Belussov. He lives in the Kursk Street building in a small and shabby apartment with his mother, his wife Nonna Vladimirovna and their two young children. The older child is called Mitya. They are poor and Belussov had to kill his dog when the last baby came. Belussov is a heavy drinker and is abusive towards his wife, often calling her a stupid cow and telling her to shut up. His mother is abusive towards the wife as well. He spent a year in Lefortovo Prison for theft. When he got out, one of his acquaintances who is a manager at the "Glorious Horizons" tire plant, possibly his brother-in-law, gave him a job there as a foreman, and he got a new Moscow resident’s permit. He is described by neighbours as an alcoholic and a hooligan. He puts vodka in his baby's drinks and once tried to rape Zhanna Chizkhova.

 

 

Leonid Bielkin

Full name: Leonid Ilich Bielkin. Day receptionist at Hotel Gostinitsa. While he appears sane at first glance, he has lost his mind since the death of his son, although he remains an efficient and punctual receptionist. His son (which he names alternately Slava and Yuri) was a Party official who lost a leg in Afghanistan. His son died a year ago but Bielkin refuses to believe it and acts as though he is still alive. He claims to be a loyal Party member, though he conspicuously changes his opinions to match the ones of the person he's talking to.

 

Piotr Burlatski

Along with Viktor Sliunkov, one of the two men paid $300 to kill Rukov in his hotel room. Sliunkov is sent to commit the murder while Burlatski waits outside.

 

Captain Piotr Chapkin

Full name: Piotr Petrovich Chapkin. Date of birth: 12/01/1960. Operational officer at the KGB Department 7 in Leningrad. He very likely got promoted to Captain thanks to his father-in-law, Colonel Kusnetsov, pulling strings. He is corrupt and involved in illegal activities along with Kusnetsov, notably the snuff movies trade and the prostitution ring at the Syervyernaya Zvyezda hotel. However, he is part of no vast conspiracy and is just a criminal out to make a quick buck. He monitors foreign visitors through the prostitutes at the hotel. He lets them work and protects them in exchange for information about their customers. He uses room 418 to secretly watch people in the adjacent room.

 

Yevdokia Chevchenkova

Mother of Verto. An old woman, cat lover, slightly deaf. Even though she seems like a nice little old lady, she is fully aware of her son's activities and even lets him use her apartment to shoot the snuff movies. She goes out every night to feed stray cats.

 

Zhanna Chizkhova & Klara Ponomareva

Young flat mates in Kursk Street building. Zhanna says she's a librarian and Klara a secretary, though Edik Ryumin claims they are prostitutes. They at least appear to enjoy casual sex. Roman Nakhimov sleeps with at least one of them. Belussov once tried to rape Zhanna. They are friendly but remain private.

 

Couple at the Enthusiastic Progress Club

Young couple who hang out at the Enthusiastic Progress Club. Nothing is known about them as they are just leaving when Rukov arrives.

 

Cut-throat

Anonymous informer sent for Rukov in Leningrad to give him information and get him on the track of the New Birth conspirators. Even though Vovlov claims to have sent him, he was probably sent by Uncle Vanya. He notably exposes Agabekov's involvement in illegal activities and mentions New Birth to Rukov for the first time. He has at least one agent working for him, the down-and-out in the back alley of hotel Gostinitsa.

 

Day barman at the cocktail bar

Day barman at the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. Although polite, he does not engage in conversation with customers. He is in fact an informer for Savinkov, spying on customers for him. He is also seen at one point having a quiet word with Agabekov.

 

 

Department 7 guards

Security guards at the KGB Department 7 in Leningrad. They all perform their duties sternly but efficiently, and do not engage in conversation.

 

Down-and-out #1

Agent of Cut-throat posing as a homeless man. He delivers messages and performs odd jobs for him.

 

Down-and-out #2

Although he is originally seen in the back alley of hotel Gostinitsa along with the undercover Cut-throat agent, this one is a real homeless man.

 

Captain Lev Drobnitsa

Full name: Lev Yevgenievich Drobnitsa. Date of birth: 09/05/1955. Administrative officer at the KGB Department 7 in Leningrad. He only handles administrative duties, which keep him office-bound. His record is unblemished but unremarkable, and his lack of initiative and enthusiasm precludes him from significant promotion in the foreseeable future. He enjoys little power at work and his reputation there is mediocre. He is in poor physical shape and a bottle is conspicuously seen in his office, indicating possible alcoholism. He is seen at one point leaving a room of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda, probably having just spent time with a prostitute.

 

 

Drunk at the Enthusiastic Progress Club

A drunk, verbally abusive man who hangs out at the Enthusiastic Progress Club. He only spouts off incoherent, drunken ramblings.

 

Drunk at the Hammer and Sickle Street bar

A drunk at the Hammer and Sickle Street bar. A regular at the bar, he spends his time there getting drunk and at one point is seen vomiting in the toilets. He is extremely hostile to any new face in the bar.

 

Drunk at the cocktail bar

A drunk at the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. He is binge drinking and is so drunk that he is no longer even aware of his surroundings.

 

Floor minders

Floor minders at hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. They mind their respective floors while reading magazines. They do not allow guests to be disturbed in their rooms, although for $10 they allow entrance to the rooms used by the prostitutes. They obey instructions from Chapkin and Kusnetsov.

 

 

Fomichov

Commander of the Viktor Matsnev ship. He is fully aware that his ship is being used for illegal activities, though it is unknown whether he plays a significant part in them or just rents his ship's services to make a quick buck.

 

Galina

One of the prostitutes working at hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda and enjoying the protection of Chapkin and Kusnetsov. She only entertains foreign clients.

 

 

Colonel Viktor Galushkin

Rukov's superior at KGB Department P. One of the New Birth masterminds. Although he acts friendly towards Rukov, he only wishes to use him as a pawn for the New Birth conspiracy, and in the past has ordered the assassination of his parents. He claimed it was a terrorist attack and to have personally executed the killers, although the "terrorists" he had killed were unrelated to the assassination. The real killers were Yakuchev and Verto, sent by Galushkin himself. He thought Rukov was a good choice for the mission of exposing Kusnetsov as he was certain he would be easy to manipulate. It is well known at the office that he sleeps with Shevkova.

 

Gerka

Man who drinks beer by himself in the Kursk Street bar. He declines the company of strangers, but he is friends with Yuri and Romeo.

 

German man

German man at the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. He only speaks German. At one point he asks not to talk so loud as he has a hangover.

 

 

Pyotr Golitsin

Full name: Pyotr Denisovich Golitsin. Private detective and former KGB agent. Lived in Moscow at Red October St, 17. His body is fished out of the river on the day the game begins. His sister describes him as having led an erratic life. He never married. He was investigating the snuff tapes gang in Moscow, and was about to meet the gang members before he died. He reported to a mysterious employer named "Jealous Husband", in fact a KGB member, perhaps Vovlov or Galushkin. He suspected Jealous Husband to be with the KGB and had intended to discover his identity that night, but Jealous Husband killed him (or had him killed), either because he had discovered too much and had to be disposed of, or because he was going to get killed either way so that Rukov could take over his investigation. He was spied on by Greenberg, who is also investigating the snuff tapes business.

 

 

Golvbev

Patient in room 3 of the Rogov Institute. He is the first subject of Tsibulenko's personality restructuring experiences, and a failure in that regard. Tsibulenko wiped too much of his real personality, with the result that the two replacement personalities have not taken root. One can switch between them with the trigger-word "Saliva", but he remains an imbecile in a catatonic state, lying in a foetal position and most of the time remaining silent and oblivious to his environment. He witnessed the kidnapping of Protopopov and is able to recite the dialogue between the Pamyat members as they were taking him away.

 

 

Pavel Gorski

Receptionist at hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. He takes instructions from Chapkin and Kusnetsov.

 

 

Nathaniel Greenberg

35 year old American CIA agent. He is a honest and competent agent. He came to Russia to investigate the snuff movies business, as the tapes have spread to the USA. He spied on Golitsin for this reason. While working on the case, he hears about the New Birth project and starts investigating it as well. He dislikes the KGB but is willing to have mutual exchanges of information with Rukov so that he can advance on his own investigation. He knows other CIA member Carla Wallace but doesn’t work with her, and is actually suspicious of her. He has a passport claiming he's a journalist. He is Jewish and particularly hates Pamyat.

 

 

Grisha & Svetka

Poor young couple who hang out at the Enthusiastic Progress Club. Grisha's uncle is a black marketeer and makes lots of money. Svetka dreams of becoming a rich and famous actress, and hopes someone at the Club will ask her to star in a movie... probably because the word got out that film producers sometimes hanged out there (in fact the snuff movies gang). She has a friend named Lilechka, whom she reckons became an American star after she was invited at the Club to meet a film producer. In fact, it can be assumed Lilechka just fell victim to the snuff movies gang.

 

 

Sergeant Guzenko

In charge of the KGB Department P equipment. He has a limp from a wound acquired in Afghanistan. Rukov's father once helped him when he worked in the coding and ciphers department.

 

 

Jealous Husband

Code name of someone who works for the KGB, possibly Vovlov or Galushkin. He employed Golitsin as a private detective to investigate the snuff tapes gang, then eventually killed him (or had him killed), allowing Rukov to take over the investigation.

 

 

Kapiton

Mechanic on the Viktor Matsnev ship. He has spent most of his life working as a mechanic on boats. He is a severe alcoholic and an unhappy, unprofessional worker. He is treated condescendingly and with distrust by the rest of the staff. He takes no initiatives, simply doing as he's told and working as little as possible, preferring to drink and daydream about bikini-clad women.

 

 

Colonel Vladimir Kusnetsov

Full name: Vladimir Ivanovich Kusnetsov. Date of birth: 04/07/1940. Chief of the KGB Department 7 in Leningrad. He is responsible for the surveillance of foreign tourists in the Leningrad area. He is corrupt and involved in illegal activities along with Chapkin, his son-in-law, notably the snuff movies trade and the prostitution ring at the Syervyernaya Zvyezda hotel. However, he is part of no vast conspiracy and is just a criminal out to make a quick buck. He monitors foreign visitors through the prostitutes at the hotel. He lets them work and protects them in exchange for information about their customers. He is particularly hostile to Department P, probably out of fear of being exposed. The New Birth conspirators plan to have him arrested and executed, as he is in their way. They set up the snuff movies trade (from which he receives a cut from Mechulaiev) as a bait to expose him. He and Agabekov dislike each other. He is sometimes referred to as "K".

 

 

Lilechka

Friend of Svetka who was invited at the Enthusiastic Progress Club to supposedly meet a film producer. It can be assumed she in fact fell victim to the snuff movies gang.

 

Litvinov

Administrator of the Rogov Institute. He takes instructions from Agabekov, but is otherwise not involved in New Birth and is unaware of what is to be done with Protopopov. After the kidnapping of Protopopov, he is worried that he will get in trouble. According to Tsibulenko, he is "a fool and a paranoid, afraid his incompetence will be discovered".

 

 

Svevolod Loginov

Moscow militia member guarding Golitsin's office after his murder.

 

 

Lyalin

Guard at KGB Department P. He obediently guards Department P and is not allowed to engage in conversations.

 

 

Lyonka & Petka

A duo of petty criminals who make a living mugging people and committing burglaries. They hang out at the Enthusiastic Progress Club. Lyonka is big and stupid, Petka is small and smarter than his colleague.

 

 

Man in the cocktail bar #1

A man in the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. He is not interested at all in conversation and nothing is known about him.

 

 

Man in the cocktail bar #2

A man in the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. He is impatiently waiting for someone and wants to be left alone. Nothing else is known about him.

 

 

Man in Kursk Street #1

A poor but lucid worker, presumably blue-collar. His sister-in-law spent a fortune to get him a pack of American cigarettes. He is willing to sell his last one for $5. He doesn't mind chatting but doesn't answer any personal questions.

 

 

Man in Kursk Street #2

He either ignores other passersby or simply doesn't hear them. Nothing is known about him.

 

 

Man in Kursk Street #3

A crazy old man who approaches other passersby as though he knows them, even though he doesn't. He doesn't make sense. He talks of a missed appointment and claims to have fought at Stalingrad.

 

 

Gennadi Mechulaiev

Code name: Gennadi Leonidovich. He handles the snuff tapes / crack trade in Leningrad for Mr X (a.k.a. Agabekov), whose identity he doesn't know. He receptions the tapes and obtains the crack from Helsinki in exchange. He is Savchenko's boss. He gives a cut of his profits to Kusnetsov. He is clearly unaware that he is being used by Mr X as a pawn in a bigger plan. He owns an attack dog named Stalin. He drives a black Zhiguli, license number FZ372.

 

 

Militia men in Leningrad

Two Leningrad militia men patrolling the area near Hotel Gostinitsa.

 

 

Nadiezhda

A poor prostitute who walks the streets of Moscow with her dog, picking up clients. Nadiezhda is her nickname as a prostitute, which she says her foreign clients like. Her real name is unknown. She charges $50 for an hour. If she doesn't pick up clients she might not eat the next day. The local militia men allow her to work in exchange for a cut of her profits, notably one Surikov.

 

 

Roman Nakhimov

Nervous man in Kursk Street building. He is married and has a daughter with his wife, but sleeps with either Chizkhova or Ponomareva, or both. His wife knows about it and it makes her depressed. He is very private.

 

 

Natasha

One of the prostitutes working at hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda and enjoying the protection of Chapkin and Kusnetsov. She charges $50 for 30 minutes. Before being a prostitute, she had a low-pay job in a filthy factory and lived in an overcrowded communal place.

 

 

Night receptionist

Night receptionist at Hotel Gostinitsa. He likes the calm of night work.

 

 

Alfred Obukov

Code name: Alfred Alexandrovich. Involved in New Birth. Associate of Agabekov and Mechulaiev. He sets things up between them for the snuff tapes / crack trade, allowing Mr X (a.k.a. Agabekov)'s identity to remain secret to Mechulaiev. He takes the snuff tapes on board the Viktor Matsnev ship. He originally comes from Odessa, where he had trouble with the militia for dealing drugs, prompting him to move to Leningrad. He is a sharp dresser.

 

 

Iakov Pavlovich

Night barman at the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. He is an informer, telling Chapkin and Kusnetsov about his customers.

 

 

Protopopov

The unwitting man around which the whole New Birth conspiracy is based. His face has been remodelled to turn him into a Mikhail Gorbachev lookalike, and his personality has been erased by personality restructuring. He sits silently in a comatose state, programmed to recite a retirement speech when the correct trigger word is used. The New Birth conspirators want him to appear on TV and announce his retirement (while the real Gorbachev has been kidnapped) so they can replace him with a hardliner communist. He is eventually kidnapped by Yakuchev and his Pamyat friends.

 

 

Punk

A young punk who hangs out at the Enthusiastic Progress Club to deal drugs. He notably delivers cocaine for Verto via the toilets of the Club. It is implied he deals other drugs to other people as well.

 

 

Quay 19 guard

Stern guard of quay 19 in Leningrad. He makes sure no unauthorised people approach the boats, and does not hesitate to shoot if his warnings are ignored.

 

 

Piotr Rechetov

Full name: Piotr Yevgenievich Rechetov. Patient in room 1 of the Rogov Institute. He is the second subject of Tsibulenko's personality restructuring experiences, and an improvement over the first. Tsibulenko managed to give him two new identities. One can switch between them with the trigger-word "Pavlov". However, both identities share the same kind of personality: an anxious man who believes himself to be in prison, and who is worried about the fate of his family, whom he believes has been captured as well. In one version he is pro-Bolshevik, in the other one he is anti-Bolshevik.

 

 

Rita

Young girlfriend of Verto. She is a punk girl severely addicted to cocaine, which Verto provides for her. Verto also uses her as a plant to collect information from his prisoners. She likes Verto because he's dangerous.

 

 

Irina Romaschkova

Golitsin's sister. 30 years old. Primary school teacher. Married to a chemist named Yuri. They have two children. She was not close to her brother, whom she said led an erratic life.

 

 

Romeo

Real name: Vladimir Borisovich. Well dressed, suave man who works with Verto. He looks like he belongs to a Western soap opera. He poses as a film producer at the Enthusiastic Progress Club to recruit unwitting actresses for the snuff movies. He also helps find distributors for them, acting as a middleman for Verto. He brings the snuff tapes from Moscow to Leningrad. He is also friends with Yuri and with Gerka.

 

 

Captain Maksim Rukov

Full name: Maksim Mikhailovich Rukov. Date and place of birth: 12/01/1966, Sverdlovsk. The game's hero, a 25 years old KGB officer. Recently transferred at KGB Department P in Moscow for reasons unexplained to him. His transfer was in fact secretly arranged by Uncle Vanya. His parents were killed on 23/05/1983 during a supposed Afghan terrorist attack in Dushanbe (in Tajik SSR, now Tajikstan) where his father was on active duty along with Uncle Vanya. In fact, the attack was performed by Verto and Yakuchev, on the orders of Galushkin, and disguised as a terrorist attack. Rukov graduated from the Special Faculty of Ryazan Lenin Komsomol Higher Airborne Command School in June 1988. He then joined the Spetsnaz and was named Commander of the 3rd Parachute platoon, 1st Okhotniki batallion, Siberian Military District. In August 1991, he was promoted to Captain and was transferred to Department P. As well as Russian, he is fluent in English, Arabic and Spanish. His military commanders describe him as an excellent officer, but with a tendency to personal initiative which can border on insubordination.

 

 

Mikhail Rukov & Svetlava Shatilova

Rukov's parents. Full name of the father: Mikhail Stepanovich Rukov. They were killed on 23 May 1983 during a supposed Afghan terrorist attack in Dushanbe (in Tajik SSR, now Tajikstan) where Mikhail was on active duty along with his brother Vanya. In fact, the attack was performed by Verto and Yakuchev, on the orders of Galushkin, and disguised as a terrorist attack.

 

 

Edik Ryumin

Elderly man in Kursk Street building. He is married to a woman named Luda, who is unwell. He spent four years in a gulag on Wrangel Island, a labour camp for traitors, for "anti-soviet agitation and distributing anti-soviet propaganda". In fact, he claims he only handed out bibles to some friends. He then lived in Novosibirsk (possibly), and eventually Moscow. He wants his stay in the gulag to remain completely secret. Because of this, he is constantly nervous, secretive, and spying on people.

 

 

Saneyeva

Nurse at the Rogov Institute. She is a member of Pamyat and in love with one of the other members, a painter who paints religious scenes and is probably exhibited at the Motherland art gallery. When she notices Protopopov at the Institute, she calls her Pamyat friends and triggers a false alarm to create a diversion so that they can come and kidnap Protopopov. She is later captured and tortured by Agabekov to reveal where they hid him.

 

 

Sergei Savchenko

Code name: Sergei Antonovich. Surly man who works for Mechulaiev in Leningrad. He is a double agent and informs Chapkin of the gang's activities. Chapin has proof that could send him to a work camp for 20 years, which is likely why he's become his informer. Since the New Birth conspirators do want Chapkin and Kusnetsov to be informed about the snuff tapes trade, it is likely that they are aware he is doing this and allow it to happen as it fits their plan. He takes the snuff tapes from Romeo and to Mechulaiev, and is also meant to later on reception the crack and take it to Mechulaiev. He phones Yakuchev, who is meant to get a share of the crack, when the tapes are ready to be taken away.

 

 

Major Radomir Savinkov

Full name: Radomir Josifovich Savinkov. Rukov's controller in Leningrad. He is one of the New Birth masterminds, being notably in charge of the delivery of Protopopov. He tries to set Rukov on the wrong track by insisting he investigates Kusnetsov and Chapkin, telling him to ignore Agabekov. He also swaps the crack with sea salt, presumably to cause problems within the Leningrad gang and make it easier to expose Kusnetsov's involvement. He is manipulative and highly intelligent. An elegant character, he is described as a "dangerous looking dandy". He offers Cuban cigars to people he is close to, notably Agabekov, who takes orders from him. He drives a black car.

 

 

Lieutenant Shevkova

Rukov's colleague at KGB Department P. It is well known at the office that she sleeps with Galushkin. Her typewriter hasn't been used in a while, perhaps indicating her unofficial "duties" with Galushkin are more important to him than her reports.

 

 

Jiro Shibata

Japanese executive at the cocktail bar of hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda. His company is studying the Leningrad telephone system in order to propose a solution to modernize it.

 

 

Viktor Sliunkov

Along with Piotr Burlatski, one of the two men paid $300 to kill Rukov in his hotel room. Sliunkov is sent to commit the murder while Burlatski waits outside. He got mixed up in a criminal affair a few years back and was arrested by Chapkin. Since then he handles some of Chapkin's dirty work in exchange for money and freedom.

 

 

Surikov

Corrupt militia man in Moscow. He allows prostitutes to work on his streets, notably Nadiezhda, in exchange for a cut of their profits.

 

 

Anatoli Sytenko

Butcher in Kursk Street building. He is a widower and has two children, a girl and a boy. The girl is named Vera. Seven months before Rukov's investigation, the snuff movies gang led by Verto kidnapped his daughter and threatened to kill her if he did not do as they asked. They also drugged her and sent Sytenko pornographic pictures of her with Oleg and Gleb Yurevich as an extra incentive. The pictures gave Sytenko's wife Oksana a fatal heart attack when she saw them. The gang first demanded money, then coerced Sytenko into letting them use his otherwise empty cold room to store the dead bodies from the snuff movies. He had no choice but to accept and did not dare go to the authorities as the men in the photos wore KGB uniforms. His daughter was eventually returned but he has been a broken man since then.

 

 

Tamara

One of the prostitutes working at hotel Syervyernaya Zvyezda and enjoying the protection of Chapkin and Kusnetsov. She charges $50 for 30 minutes. She uses two rooms in the hotel. She only uses room 416 when Chapkin tells her to, so that he can monitor her client in his hidden recording studio in 418.

 

 

Tiskyevich

Patient in room 2 of the Rogov Institute. He is the third subject of Tsibulenko's personality restructuring experiences. Tsibulenko has not finished work on him, and intends to give him at least three new personalities, maybe more. He craves an identity and memories. He is disoriented and although he is able to talk, none of his sentences make sense.

 

 

Professor Tsibulenko

Scientist at the Rogov Institute. His science is experimental. He notably works in the fields of extra-sensory perception, dredging up past memories, and "personality restructuring": he eliminates the personality of a subject and replaces it with a new, artificial one, sometimes creating multiple personalities in a single subject. He was meant to check and reinforce the programming of Protopopov, who had already been provided with a new personality before arriving. However Protopopov is kidnapped before that can happen, and he was not given further details, thus remaining unaware of the conspiracy that was to take place. He is claustrophobic.

 

 

Rotislav Ulyanov & Emma Elyanova

Elderly couple in Kursk Street building. Retired teachers. Their former pupils sometimes come to visit them. They are friendly and seemingly honest, but they mostly keep to themselves and are completely unaware of what goes on in their building.

 

 

Uncle Vanya

A.k.a. Colonel Ivan Rukov. Rukov's wheelchair bound uncle, the brother of his father. He was in the car of Rukov's parents when it exploded and killed them both. He was sitting at the back and survived, but has been confined to a wheelchair since then. Unbeknownst to Rukov, he is still working undercover for the KGB, and secretly arranged for Rukov's transfer at Department P so he could investigate on the New Birth project, in which Rukov's parents' assassins are also involved (directly in the case of Galushkin, indirectly in the case of Verto and Yakuchev). Rukov is not allowed to enter his room, which he says is full of personal memories. It can be assumed that, in fact, this is because his room contains his KGB files. He closely follows the investigation and very likely sent Cut-throat to Rukov in Leningrad.

 

 

Verto

Code name: Hollywood. Maker of the snuff movies and head of the Moscow snuff movies gang. He films the snuff movies in his mother's apartment in the Kursk Street building. He then disposes of the bodies through the otherwise empty meat shop of the unwilling Sytenko, whom he coerced into the deal through blackmail. He works with Romeo, Oleg and Gleb Yurevich. He also purchases drugs, at least for his girlfriend Rita, but it is unknown whether he is a drug user himself. He is a brute who has a habit of eventually killing his girlfriends. He killed Rukov's parents in Afghanistan with Yakuchev, on Galushkin's orders.

 

 

Video

Man who hangs out at the Enthusiastic Progress Club. He is a black marketeer dealing in VHS tapes of quality foreign films. He is strongly anti-communist and boasts to be a capitalist. He hangs out at the Club secretly dealing tapes here and there, and hoping to meet backers to expand his business. He also hopes for capitalism to eventually vanquish communism so that his business can become legal. He wants to open a gigantic video store where he would import thousands of foreign films. He is an intelligent and friendly man, who doesn't mind offering a drink or a cigarette.

 

 

Major Vovlov

Rukov's superior at KGB Department P. Stern, authoritarian, ambitious. He still secretly responds to Uncle Vanya's orders, but plays the role of a triple agent: he pretends to have infiltrated the New Birth project as a double agent to inform Vanya, but he actually supports the coup against Gorbachev and is really on the side of New Birth, not Vanya's. He is above all an ambitious and self-serving man. When Protopopov is kidnapped and Rukov's actions prompt Savinkov to come to him, he understands there have been major leaks and the plan is likely compromised. He thus attempts to switch sides before it's too late. Galushkin and Savinkov have become a liability to him as they know of his involvement, so he kills them. In an attempt to destroy all evidence and also perhaps so he can claim he prevented the conspiracy and receive considerable honours, he attempts to "clean up" by trying to kill Rukov and Vanya.

 

 

Carla Wallace

American CIA agent. She is a corrupt agent. She helps provide the crack and Protopopov to Savinkov. She initially approaches Rukov claiming to speak on Greenberg's behalf and claiming they are working together, but both claims are denied by Greenberg minutes later. According to Greenberg she preferred things how they used to be in the USSR, and thus has an interest in the coup the New Birth conspirators are preparing, though her exact motives remain unexplained. She could also have an interest in the crack shipments or an interest in the snuff tapes trade in the USA.

 

 

Western tourist

Western tourist at the Motherland art gallery. She is on holidays in Russia with her husband and a group of tourists. Although she acts as though she is interested in art, she vacuously comments that some of the paintings at the gallery would look "adorable in her guest bathrooms" and that her husband, whose grandfather was Russian, is looking for some "authentic knick-knacks".

 

 

Woman in Kursk Street #1

An old woman. She is a doctor. When Rukov meets her, she just finished for the day and is tired. Earlier on she queued three hours for a pair of boots but there was none left when it was her turn.

 

 

Woman in Kursk Street #2

An old woman. She is a doctor. When Rukov meets her, she is late for work.

 

Yakuchev

Member of Pamyat. Afghanistan war veteran. He lives in Leningrad (in a depressing apartment at 13 Gorki Street) but knew Verto from Afghanistan. He is the contact between the Moscow and Leningrad gangs, and is supposed to get a share of the crack shipment. He killed Rukov's parents in Afghanistan with Verto, on Galushkin's orders. Along with his Pamyat friends, he eventually kidnaps Protopopov.

 

 

Fyodor Yasakev

Crazy, paranoid man in Kursk Street Building. He rambles about "the dark ones" and does not make any sense.

 

 

Yegor Yegorovich

Yegor is Uncle Vanya's helper. For unrevealed reasons, he has had his tongue cut out some years ago and can no longer speak.

 

 

Oleg & Gleb Yurevich

Ugly, brutal and sadistic twins who work for Verto. They rape, torture and kill the women in Verto’s snuff movies, and take pleasure from it. They wear KGB uniforms in the videos. They hang out at the Enthusiastic Progress Club, scouting for potential victims and acting as intermediates for the drugs Verto buys.

 

Yuri

Barman in the Kursk Street bar. He serves beer until 10:30pm, then closes the bar. He is friends with Romeo and Gerka and very likely aware that his customers are criminals.

 

 

 

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