- "Don't let the smell of cheap vodka and caviar throw you. Belikov is the real deal. He knows where all the bodies are buried. Hell, he buried half of them."
- — Frank Woods
Major Dimitri Ivanovich Belikov (Russian: Дмитрий Иванович Беликов) is an agent working for the CIA and as the Security Officer for the KGB, as a mole to them. He is a playable character and protagonist featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Dimitri was a soldier and special operative who rose through the ranks of the Soviet military forces until he joined the KGB as an intelligence officer. He first started working for CIA in late 1967, when he came in contact with Jason Hudson in a meeting that would change his whole political worldview and switch his national allegiance while serving as a military expert during the Vietnam War. In one of the many covert operations participated in his career, he was helping train NVA Air force pilots in flying Soviet-made helicopters at the time.
- "If they win this season, it's almost worth facing the firing squad."
- — Belikov to Woods
Belikov brought Alex Mason and Frank Woods on board a Mi-24 Hind helicopter to a Russian facility that Hudson took out years prior. Before allowing Woods and Mason to set off on their mission, Belikov commented about what the KGB does to double agents to which Woods gives him an American sports team's baseball cap that he wanted. Belikov would later arrive in the same helicopter to help Mason and Woods extract the mainframe containing the profiles of Nikita Dragovich's sleeper agents.
KGB Mole Investigation
- "I'm sorry, I thought this was the Singapore Embassy."
- — Adler to Belikov
Belikov is called by Russell Adler in his office to ask for access into the Lubyanka Building and the bunker under the building which contains archived information including the profiles of Dragovich's agents. Belikov is then summoned to a conference room where a meeting is being held about the mole investigation. Belikov is later ousted as the mole and held at gunpoint within the bunker as a way of getting Adler and "Bell" to surrender. "Bell" proceeds to save Belikov and the trio make it back towards the elevator. While in heavy combat gear, he and the others fight their way out of the building and towards Lazar in the truck after facing the final guards left attempting to stop them.
The Final Countdown
- "Belikov really came through on this Soviet armor!"
- — Woods
Belikov obtained several Marrakesh military vehicles for Adler's team when they invaded Solovetsky.