Major Vadim Rudnik (Russian: Вадим Рудник) is a KGB officer and one of the associates of Perseus and a character featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Rudnik has collaborated with Perseus for several years to install agents within the political infrastructure and government institutions of Europe. He is the handler for the embedded operatives. He is the target of Operation Red Circus and is killed by Alex Mason by a melee attack or any weapon the player obtains. After his death, he is photographed by Mason for kill confirmation. If the player doesn't play Operation Red Circus, he will remain alive throughout the game.