- "No hesitation comrades! Not one step backwards!"
- — Sergeant Gromov
Sergeant Gromov is a commissar in the barrier company charged with summarily executing all soldiers who deserted the battlefield. On 18 September 1942, the Soviets were making a push to recapture Red Square from its German defenders. The first wave failed, forced to retreat after meeting stiff resistance from the German line. Gromov denounced their cowardice, telling them to pick up their weapons and fight rather than retreat. The second wave after a flanking action carried out by Sergeant Makarov and Alexei Voronin was successful, ending the assault.
Gromov will kill the player if he retreats past the barricade ahead of their position.
- It is possible to kill Sergeant Gromov; the player can successfully kill him with grenades without getting a "You are a traitor of the motherland" message.