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*[[Alejandro Rojas]] Status-Active/KIA (Depends on actions). Captured by Captain [[John "Soap" MacTavish]] and tortured, he can be killed by the player at the start of "[[The Hornets Nest]]."
*[[Alejandro Rojas]] Status-Active/KIA (Depends on actions). Captured by Captain [[John "Soap" MacTavish]] and tortured, he can be killed by the player at the start of "[[The Hornets Nest]]."
*[[Imran Zakhaev]] Status-KIA. Killed by [[John Price]] in [[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]].
*[[Imran Zakhaev]] Status-KIA. Killed by [[John "Soap" MacTavish]] in [[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]].
*[[Joseph Allen]] aka Alexei Borodin Status-KIA. Undercover [[CIA]] operative, executed in order to instigate the [[Russian-American War|Russo-American War]].
*[[Joseph Allen]] aka Alexei Borodin Status-KIA. Undercover [[CIA]] operative, executed in order to instigate the [[Russian-American War|Russo-American War]].
*[[Viktor (Modern Warfare 2)|Viktor]] Status-KIA. One of the terrorists in the airport, in "[[No Russian]]." He is killed by the HVI during the events of "[[Exodus (Modern Warfare 2)|Exodus]]".
*[[Viktor (Modern Warfare 2)|Viktor]] Status-KIA. One of the terrorists in the airport, in "[[No Russian]]." He is killed by the HVI during the events of "[[Exodus (Modern Warfare 2)|Exodus]]".

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"It doesn't take the most powerful nations on Earth to create the next global conflict. Just the will of a single man."
— Vladimir Makarov

Vladimir R.[4] Makarov (Russian: Влади́мир Р. Мака́ров) is the leader of an Ultranationalist terrorist cell and one of the main antagonists in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.


Makarov profile

Profile of Makarov.

Early Military/Terrorist Career

According to info in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Vladimir Makarov graduated from the Frunze Military Academy as an officer in the Russian Army first serving as a paratrooper. Later on in his career he made it into the Spetsnaz and served two tours in Chechnya. It is believed that a company under his command were involved with some of the most brutal "cleansing" raids.

At some point, the U.N. held an inquiry investigating these charges of human rights violations. Makarov's name appeared at the top of the list presented by an EU Investigation panel, but the inquiry was dropped when Makarov opted for discharge from the armed forces. This incident would mark the beginnings of his pathological hatred towards the West and the Russian government for giving him no other option but to leave the armed forces. Afterwards, Makarov brought his past military training to bear in many criminal and terrorist enterprises such as human trafficking, money laundering, the bombing of military/civilian targets, assassination, etc. At some point, the leader of the burgeoning Ultranationalist Party, Imran Zakhaev, took notice and allowed Makarov a position within his anti-western movement. It is said that Makarov was "kept in check" by Zakhaev during this partnership. Zakhaev was killed by USMC, Loyalist and SAS forces at the climax of the Second Russian Civil War and the Ultranationalist party splintered. Makarov's resources and contacts within the criminal world allowed him to assume control of a large portion of the dissolved Ultranationalist party.

According to newspaper clippings in his safehouse, Vladimir held up photos of Bravo Six (Gaz, Griggs, Price and MacTavish) and declared them to be responsible for the death of Imran Zakhaev. Most likely, it is for this reason that he holds a grudge against Price. Included were news articles showing Makarov responsible for terrorist attacks in London and Moscow; threatening the removal of the Ultranationalist party controlling Russia. Newspapers in the cutscene before the level No Russian also mention Makarov being a student of Russian history, and wanting to see a return to an autocratic rule like that of pre-communist Russia.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

"Makarov's no prize. He's a whore. A mad-dog killer for the highest-bidder."
— General Shepherd to Private Allen.


In 2016, General Shepherd and his Task Force 141 are seemingly responsible for capturing Makarov and bringing him to justice. Shepherd selects American infantryman Joseph Allen from the 75th Rangers Battalion and grooms him to become a CIA agent. Shepherd then inserts Allen within Makarov's terrorist cell, seemingly for the purpose of some deep cover operation.

Airport massacre and global conflict

"S nami bog. Russian."
— Vladimir Makarov to his fellow terrorists.

Makarov and his men launch their terrorist attack on Zakhaev International Airport with their latest member, Alexei Borodin (Joseph Allen's alias) in tow. Suspiciously, Allen's only orders are to follow Makarov and his men as they shoot their way through the airport, but not to intervene in any capacity. By the end of the assault, it is made apparent that Makarov knows Borodin is an undercover CIA operative. He kills Allen and leaves his body at the scene of the massacre, implicating the American soldier in the attack. Makarov explains to his comrades that his actions were to bring about a full scale war between the United States and Russia. Incidentally, this war would personally benefit General Shepherd.

Presumed Location

"Intel suggests Makarov may be using a safehouse..."
— Ghost

The war ensues and General Shepherd is given supreme command over the military and a mandate to continue his search for Makarov, who the General now truly needs killed so that he can bury any evidence of foul play. Makarov and his men are tracked down to two possible locations. One element of the Task Force is sent after Makarov in his Safehouse in the Caucus Mountains and another is sent to assassinate him at an airplane graveyard in Afghanistan. Shepherd then begins to purge his own Task Force of anyone who knows of his involvement with the airport massacre and the surrounding events. Makarov is contacted by Captain Price, who asks for intel on Shepherd's whereabouts. Realizing that his only hope for survival is getting rid of Shepherd, Makarov agrees to tell Price the location of Shepherd's base, one Site Hotel Bravo. Price and MacTavish later act on this information and assassinate Shepherd. Although no outcome is given concerning the battle between Shadow Company and Makarov's forces, Makarov himself survives.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Makarov is the multiplayer announcer for the Inner Circle faction. [5]


Acts of Terrorism

  • 2001 - To start off Makarov's reign of terror Imran Zakhaev orders Makarov to bomb a Moscow city bus. The mission succeeded and killed 29 people and injured 19 more.
  • 2001 - Used a modified London Underground train filled with explosives to bomb Piccadilly Circus, killing 407.
  • 2001 - Massacre at GUM mall in Moscow, 87 dead.
  • 2002 - Hijack of Greek oil tanker in the Mediterranean Sea. Greek Navy boarding party along with 2 crew members killed before $3 million ransom is paid.
  • 2002 - Murder of 3 Russian infantry soldiers.
  • 2003 - Repression of North Caucasus-based, pro-Western nationalist groups. Assassinations of political leaders, arson and bombing of opposition parties. Murder of Moscow-based journalist Ilya Lovitch, who was investigating political crimes in the region.
  • 2003 - Bombing of several high Government buildings in Kazakhstan, 245 dead.
  • 2003 - Commander of two Kreigler Airliner hijackings, 378 dead, including 8 of his own men.
  • 2004 - Robbed an HBS bank in Istanbul.
  • 2004 - Kidnapping of 15 college students from Russia, 5 dead.
  • 2004 - Bombing of two embassies in Africa, 28 dead 48 injured.
  • 2005 - Hold-up of bullion trucks in Moscow, stole 3 million rubles. 3 security guards dead.
  • 2005 - Hijack of cruise ship in the Baltic Sea, tortured US passengers until $5 million ransom is paid.
  • 2006 - Robbed the Russian State Postal and Banking Service Depot of 32 million rubles.
  • 2006 - Murder of famous British designer Rob Millington.
  • 2006 - Murder of 3 US airmen based in Turkmenistan.
  • 2006 - Helping to coordinate attacks by Janjaweed militias and Sudanese military against rebels. Implicated in human rights abuses.
  • 2007 - Capture and beheading of Mossad attache to Ukraine who was investigating Makarov's links to Islamic extremists.
  • 2007 - Assassination of Pakistani politician Hasni Al'Bura.
  • 2008 - A Swedish furniture store in a shopping mall located in St. Petersburg is bombed, 100 dead.
  • 2008 - FSB vehicle ambushed, 5 agents dead.
  • 2008 - Abduction and murder of SibGaz owner's wife and daughter.
  • 2009 - The offices of a U.S. oil company in Baku were bombed, 3 people dead.
  • 2009 - Bomb plot against English-speaking school in Moscow foiled.
  • 2009 - Soccer stadium in Moscow is rigged with explosives. Authorities burst a pipe to halt the match, denying publicity to Makarov.
  • 2009 - Trafficking of over $2,100,000 worth of weapons, drugs, and people.
  • Operations in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Kosovo (No Russian cutscene).
  • 2016 (Day 3) - Massacre at Zakhaev International Airport in Moscow, which provoked the Russo-American War (The actual number is unknown, but it is reasonable to say at least 200 civilians and Police were killed).
All of these attacks means that Makarov has killed over 1500 people.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

"Vengeance is like a ghost. It takes over every man it touches. It's thirst cannot be quenched, until the last man standing has fallen. The world's men of action will look and wonder... how it came to this. You may be able to destroy me, but the beast will eventually come for you."
— Vladimir Makarov

In the World Reveal Trailer, the voice of Vladimir Makarov is heard.

"The American thought he could deceive us. When they find that body...all of Russia will cry for war."
— Vladimir Makarov

"If you fight, I will fight back."
— Vladimir Makarov

"S Nami Bog (С нами Бог; God is with us)"
— Vladimir Makarov

"Remember: no Russian."
— Vladimir Makarov

In the October 4th "Infamy" trailer, the same voice is heard. Here, "you" seems to refer to the United States.

"The world has been your battlefield. Everywhere you go, the blood of brothers and sons screams out against you. Perhaps you cannot yet hear it, because this soil is not your own. But you will."
— Vladimir Makarov

In the level No Russian, Makarov shoots CIA Undercover Operative Joseph Allen/Alexei Borodin.

"I have no patience for cowards."
— Vladimir Makarov to Joseph Allen (Alexei Borodin) in the level No Russian if the player runs away from Makarov and hides, he will come towards the player and melee them.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

"Один. Уничтожить вражную надежду на побеждение. (One. Destroy the enemy's hope for victory)"
— Makarov, listing his first tactic in the America teaser.

"Два. Используйте всё к своему преимуществу. (Two. Use everything to your advantage)"
— Makarov, listing his second tactic in the England teaser.

"Три. Воспользуйся слабостью своего врага. (Three. Use your enemy's weakness)"
— Makarov, listing his third tactic in the France teaser.

"Четыре. Атакуй с неожиданной стороны. (Four. Attack from an unexpected side)"
— Makarov, listing his fourth tactic in the Germany teaser.

"It doesn't take the most powerful nations on Earth to create the next global conflict. Just the will of a single man."
— Makarov on the reveal trailer for Modern Warfare 3

"You think I am mad. But soon, you shall see that every move, every strike, is meant to bring us to this."
— Makarov on the "Redemption" trailer of Modern Warfare 3.


  • During "No Russian", Makarov can be seen using his M4 one-handed, as well as his Thumper.
  • Makarov's left eye is green and his right is blue, due to Heterochromia iridum.
  • The 'Infamy' trailer, which Makarov narrates, was released on his birthday.
  • Makarov is the only one in No Russian without any visible tattoos. This can be seen in the bonus level "Museum".
  • According to a newspaper clipping in "Loose Ends", he was responsible for a bombing attack on London's Piccadilly Circus, as well as the GUM supermarket in Red Square, Moscow.
  • In the opening cutscene for "The Hornet's Nest", Ghost mentions that the only person Makarov hates worse than Americans is locked up in the Gulag, which could explain how Price got put into the Gulag, as Makarov possesses high influence in the Ultranationalist party.
  • No Russian is the only level where he makes an actual appearance in the game. The rest of the game he is either mentioned or heard over the radio with Price in The Enemy of My Enemy.
  • In Makarov's bedroom in the safe-house, there are two books, one titled Philosophy Politics and Poetry, as well as a picture by Gerard Van Honthorst. The painting is The Matchmaker.
  • In the trailers leading up to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, many of the above quotes can be heard, but only a few appear in the game.
  • In the February 2010 issue of Game Informer, Makarov was ranked #4 on "Top 10 Villains of '09".
  • Makarov is the only main antagonist in the Call of Duty series who survives the events of his respective game.
  • In the Redemption trailer, Makarov is seen wearing the same clothes from "No Russian"
  • One of Makarov's quote on the Germany teaser trailer, "attack from an unexpected side", was probably a reference to the Blitzkrieg tactic in World War II



  1. File:Makarov profile.jpg.
  4. First name from intel "Dossier"
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