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|name = Vladimir Makarov
 
|name = Vladimir Makarov
|image = [[File:MakarovMW3Nonamev2.jpg|250px]]
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|aka = First Horseman<br/>Kingfish<br/>Zakhaev's Executioner<ref>[[:File:Makarov Vows Revenge In Taped Message Article.png]]</ref><br>Sergei L.
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|games = ''[[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]]'' (as The First Horseman) <br>''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]''<br>''[[Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish]]'' (picture only)<br> ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3]]'' <br> ''[[Soap's Journal]]'' <br> ''[[Call of Duty: Ghosts]]'' (DLC) <br> ''[[Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare]] ([[Playercard/Infinite Warfare Emblems|pictured]] only'') <br> ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered]]''
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|-|MW2 = [[File:VladMakarov.png|250px]]
|rank = Leader of the Inner Circle<br>De-facto Leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Government and Military forces (temporarily)<br>Captain (Frunze Military Academy, Russian Army and Spetsnaz) (formerly)
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|-|MW3 = [[File:MakarovMW3Nonamev2.jpg|250px]]
|affiliations = [[Ultranationalists]], [[Soviet Armed Forces|Red Army]], [[Spetsnaz]], [[Inner Circle]], [[Khaled Al-Asad]], [[The Four Horsemen]], Sudanese Army, Janjaweed Militia, Russian Spetsnaz GRU, Frunze Military Academy (formerly), 98th Guards Airborne Division (formerly)
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|-|MW2 CR = [[File:Vladimir Makarov MW2R.jpg|250px]]
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|aka = First Horseman<br/>Kingfish<br/>Zakhaev's Executioner<ref>[[:File:Makarov Vows Revenge In Taped Message Article.png]]</ref><br>Sergei L. Makarov
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|games = ''[[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]]'' (as The First Horseman) <br>''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]''<br>''[[Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish]]'' (picture only)<br> ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3]]'' <br> ''[[Soap's Journal]]'' <br> ''[[Call of Duty: Ghosts]]'' (DLC) <br> ''[[Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare]]'' ([[Playercard/Infinite Warfare Emblems|pictured]] only) <br> ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered]]''<br>''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered]]''<br>''[[Call of Duty: Mobile]]''
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|rank = Leader of the Inner Circle<br>De-facto Leader of the Russian Ultranationalist Government and Military forces (temporarily)<br>Spetsnaz Captain (formerly)
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|affiliations = [[File: Inner Circle.png|20px]] [[Inner Circle]]<br>
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[[File: Ultranationalistflag.png|20px]] [[Ultranationalists (Original)|Ultranationalists]] (formerly)<br>
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[[Russian Airborne Troops]] (formerly)<br>
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[[File: Spetsnaz icon.png|20px]] [[Spetsnaz]] (formerly)<br>
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[[Khaled Al-Asad (Original)|Khaled Al-Asad]]<br>
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[[The Four Horsemen]]<br>
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Sudanese Army<br>
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Janjaweed Militia<br>
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Russian Spetsnaz GRU<br>
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Frunze Military Academy (formerly)<br>
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98th Guards Airborne Division (formerly)<br>
 
|status = K.I.A.
 
|status = K.I.A.
|killedby = [[John Price]] by hanging<!--Please do not add the non-canon death introduced in MWR-->
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|killedby = [[John Price (Original)|John Price]] by hanging<!--Please do not add the non-canon death introduced in MWR-->
 
|hair = Dark Brown
 
|hair = Dark Brown
|eyes = Right eye blue, left eye green
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|eyes = Left eye blue, right eye green
 
|weight = 184 lbs (83 kg)
 
|weight = 184 lbs (83 kg)
 
|height = 5' 11" (1.80 m)
 
|height = 5' 11" (1.80 m)
 
|race = Caucasian
 
|race = Caucasian
|nationality = [[Russian]]
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|nationality= [[File:Flag of the Soviet Union.svg|20px]] [[Soviet]] (1970–1991)
|birth = April 10, 1970,<ref>[[:File:Makarov profile.jpg]].</ref> Ivanovo, Russian SFSR
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[[File:Flag of Russia.svg|20px]] [[Russian]] (since 1991)
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|birth = April 10, 1970,<ref>[[:File:Makarov profile.jpg]].</ref> Ivanovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
 
|death = [[Dust to Dust|January 21st, 2017]]<br>Hotel Oasis, Arabian Peninsula (aged 46)
 
|death = [[Dust to Dust|January 21st, 2017]]<br>Hotel Oasis, Arabian Peninsula (aged 46)
 
|weapon = [[M9]], [[Five Seven]], [[Desert Eagle]], [[M4A1]], [[AK-47]], [[Thumper (weapon)|Thumper]]
 
|weapon = [[M9]], [[Five Seven]], [[Desert Eagle]], [[M4A1]], [[AK-47]], [[Thumper (weapon)|Thumper]]
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'''Vladimir Makarov''' (Russian: ''' Владимир Макаров''') (Also referenced as Vladimir R. Makarov in ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]'' and Vladimir A. Makarov in ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|Modern Warfare 3]]'') was the main antagonist of the ''Modern Warfare'' franchise and was the leader of an [[Inner Circle|Ultranationalist terrorist cell]] and [[Imran Zakhaev]]'s protégé.<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuqDk4_MrU0&</ref> Makarov was a minor character in ''[[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]],'' was the secondary antagonist of ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'' and was the main antagonist of ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3''. As well, he appeared as a [[Makarov Legend Pack|customization option]] in ''[[Call of Duty: Ghosts]]''.
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'''Vladimir Makarov''' (Russian: ''' Владимир Макаров''') (Also referenced as Vladimir R. Makarov in ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]]'' and Vladimir A. Makarov in ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|Modern Warfare 3]]'') was the main antagonist of the ''Modern Warfare'' franchise and was the leader of an [[Inner Circle|Ultranationalist terrorist cell]] and [[Imran Zakhaev]]'s protégé.<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuqDk4_MrU0&</ref> Makarov was the unseen overarching antagonist in ''[[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]],'' was the secondary antagonist of ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'' and was the main antagonist of ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3''. As well, he appeared as a [[Makarov Legend Pack|customization option]] in ''[[Call of Duty: Ghosts]]''. He was the grand mastermind behind World War 3 and the cause of the entire series' events, always pulling the strings from behind the lines as the puppet master.
   
Makarov, a ruthless yet cunning strategist often outmaneuvered his enemies and made them play by his rules. Taking the zero-sum game to heart, he did whatever was necessary to gain the upper-hand without any regard to the loss of human life in the process, even shooting [[Yuri]] (His only known friend) to reach his objective. Makarov truly believed that the end justified the means and until [[Dust to Dust|his death]] at the hands of [[John Price]], Makarov's tactics would dictate the course of history.
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Makarov, a ruthless yet cunning strategist, often outmaneuvered his enemies and made them play by his rules. Taking the zero-sum game to heart, he did whatever was necessary to gain the upper hand without any regard to the loss of human life in the process, even shooting [[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] (his only known friend) to reach his objective. Makarov truly believed the end justified the means and until [[Dust to Dust|his death]] at the hands of [[John Price (Original)|John Price]], Makarov's tactics would dictate the course of history.
   
According to the newspaper clippings in his safehouse, Vladimir Makarov held the photos up of [[Bravo Six]] ([[Gaz]], [[Griggs]], Price and [[Soap MacTavish]]) and declared that they are responsible for the death of [[Imran Zakhaev]]. Most likely, it was for this reason why he held a grudge against Price and Soap. The news articles showed that Makarov was responsible for the terrorist attacks in [[London]] and [[Moscow (location)|Moscow]] threatening the removal of the Ultranationalist Party controlling Russia.
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According to the newspaper clippings in his safehouse, Vladimir Makarov held the photos up of [[Bravo Team|Bravo Six]] ([[Gaz]], [[Griggs]], Price and [[John "Soap" MacTavish (Original)|John "Soap" MacTavish]]) and declared they were responsible for the death of [[Imran Zakhaev]]. Most likely, it was for this reason why he held a grudge against Price and Soap. The news articles showed that Makarov was responsible for the terrorist attacks in [[London]] and [[Moscow (location)|Moscow]], threatening the removal of the Ultranationalist Party that was controlling Russia.
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
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===Early Military/Terrorist Career===
 
===Early Military/Terrorist Career===
 
{{quote|This man Makarov is fighting his own war and he has no rules. No boundaries. He doesn't flinch at torture, human trafficking, or genocide. He's not loyal to a flag or country or any set of ideals. He trades blood for money.|General [[Shepherd]] discusses Makarov's track record.}}
 
{{quote|This man Makarov is fighting his own war and he has no rules. No boundaries. He doesn't flinch at torture, human trafficking, or genocide. He's not loyal to a flag or country or any set of ideals. He trades blood for money.|General [[Shepherd]] discusses Makarov's track record.}}
According to the intelligence gathered by General [[Shepherd]], Vladimir Makarov graduated from the [[wikipedia:Military academies in Russia#M.V. Frunze Military Academy|Frunze Military Academy]] as a Captain in the Russian Army, first serving as a paratrooper in the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/98th_Guards_Airborne_Division 98th Guards Airborne Division] of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Airborne_Troops VDV.] In the early nineties, he was stationed in Berlin during the collapse of The Wall. Later on in his career, he made it into the [[Spetsnaz]] and served two tours in Chechnya during the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Chechen_War First Chechen War]. It was believed that a company under his command was involved with some of the most brutal "cleansing" raids.<ref name="NR"/>
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According to the intelligence that was gathered by General [[Shepherd]], Vladimir Makarov graduated from the [[wikipedia:Military academies in Russia#M.V. Frunze Military Academy|Frunze Military Academy]] as a Captain in the Russian Army by serving as a paratrooper in the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/98th_Guards_Airborne_Division 98th Guards Airborne Division] of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Airborne_Troops VDV.] In the early nineties, he was stationed in Berlin during the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Later on in his career, he made it into the [[Spetsnaz]] and served two tours in Chechnya during the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Chechen_War First Chechen War]. It was believed a company under his command was involved with some of the most brutal "cleansing" raids.<ref name="NR"/>
   
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 toward the West and the [[Russia]]n government for giving him no other option, but to leave the armed forces. Afterward, Makarov brought his past military training to bear in many criminal and terrorist enterprises such as human trafficking, money laundering, the bombings of the military/civilian targets and assassinations. At some point, the leader of the burgeoning [[Ultranationalists|Ultranationalist Party]], [[Imran Zakhaev]] took notice and allowed Makarov a position within his anti-Western movement. It was said that Makarov was "kept in check" by Zakhaev during this partnership.
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At some point, the U.N. held an inquiry to investigate these charges of human rights violations. Makarov's name appeared at the top of the list that was 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 and jealousy toward the West and the [[Russia]]n government for giving him no other option but to leave the armed forces. Afterward, Makarov brought his past military training to bear in many criminal and terrorist enterprises such as human trafficking, money laundering, the bombings of military/civilian targets and assassinations. At some point, the leader of the burgeoning [[Ultranationalists (Original)|Ultranationalist Party]], [[Imran Zakhaev (Original)|Imran Zakhaev]], took notice and allowed Makarov a position within his anti-Western movement. It was said Makarov was "kept in check" by Zakhaev during this partnership.
   
 
===Zakhaev's assassination attempt===
 
===Zakhaev's assassination attempt===
 
[[File:Makarov1996.png|thumb|Makarov in 1996.|200px]]
 
[[File:Makarov1996.png|thumb|Makarov in 1996.|200px]]
 
 
{{Quote|This deal will generate millions for our cause. Money can buy many things. Even power. The road to our future begins here, my friend.|Vladimir explaining to [[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] their purpose of being at [[Pripyat|Chernobyl]].}}
 
{{Quote|This deal will generate millions for our cause. Money can buy many things. Even power. The road to our future begins here, my friend.|Vladimir explaining to [[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] their purpose of being at [[Pripyat|Chernobyl]].}}
 
[[File:Makarov Money MW3.ogg|noicon|center]]
 
[[File:Makarov Money MW3.ogg|noicon|center]]
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In 1996, Makarov along with his fellow soldier [[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] were present in [[Pripyat]] when Zakhaev was trading the fuel rods for the gold to fund the Ultranationalists and witnessed Zakhaev being shot and having his left arm mutilated by [[John Price (Original)|Lieutenant Price]] during the deal. Makarov drove Zakhaev away from the area, saving his life and earning his trust.
   
In 1996, Makarov along with his fellow soldier named [[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] are present in [[Pripyat]] when Zakhaev was trading the fuel rods for gold to fund the Ultranationalists and witnessed Zakhaev being shot and having his left arm mutilated by [[John Price|Lieutenant Price]] during the deal. Makarov drove Zakhaev away from the area, saving his life and earning Zakhaev's trust.
 
   
{{Clear}}
 
   
===Crisis in the Middle East===
 
{{Quote|Thousand of souls... extinguished... by the push of a button...|Yuri recounts Makarov detonating the nuclear device.}}
 
[[File:Yuri Extinguish MW3.ogg|noicon|center]]
 
   
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===Crisis in the Middle East===
 
[[File:Vladimir Makarov during Shock and Awe MW3.png|thumb|250px|Makarov watching the Nuke go off.]]
 
[[File:Vladimir Makarov during Shock and Awe MW3.png|thumb|250px|Makarov watching the Nuke go off.]]
   
Makarov was present during the [[United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marine Corps]] [[Charlie Don't Surf|invasion]] of the Middle East in an attempt to remove [[Khaled Al-Asad]] from power in 2011. He gave the order to detonate the nuclear device after receiving a phone call from Al-Asad (Who was actually hiding out in his safehouse in Azerbaijan) watching the [[Shock and Awe|detonation]] from [[Khaled Al-Asad|Al-Asad]]'s safehouse with Yuri being the only one to witness this. This made Yuri even more fanatic about the Ultranationalist cause, but it served as a catalyst for his hatred toward Makarov. The blast resulted in the deaths of over 30,000 Marines. Among the dead are [[Paul Jackson|Sgt. Paul Jackson]], [[Vasquez|Lt. Vasquez]], [[Pelayo|Cpt. Pelayo]] and [[Volker|Lt. Volker]]. This was also the start of Makarov's madness as his hatred escalated even further. This event would also be a reason for Lieutenant General [[Shepherd]]'s (Who served as the invasion force's supreme commander) motives in 2016.<ref name="BB">[[Blood Brothers]]</ref>
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{{Quote|Thousand of souls... extinguished... by the push of a button...|Yuri recounts Makarov detonating the nuclear device.}}
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[[File:Yuri Extinguish MW3.ogg|noicon|center]]
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Makarov was present during the [[United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marine Corps]] [[Charlie Don't Surf|invasion]] of the Middle East in an attempt to remove [[Khaled Al-Asad (Original)|Khaled Al-Asad]] from power in 2011. He gave the order to detonate a nuclear device after receiving a phone call from Al-Asad (Who was actually hiding out in his safehouse in Azerbaijan) watching the [[Shock and Awe|detonation]] from Al-Asad's safehouse, with Yuri being the only one to witness this. The blast resulted in the deaths of over 30,000 Marines. Among the dead were [[Paul Jackson|Sgt. Paul Jackson]], [[Vasquez|Lt. Vasquez]], [[Pelayo|Cpt. Pelayo]] and [[Volker|Lt. Volker]]. This was the start of Makarov's madness as his hatred escalated even further. This event would also be a reason for Lieutenant General [[Shepherd]]'s (Who served as the invasion force's supreme commander) motives in 2016.<ref name="BB">[[Blood Brothers]]</ref>
   
 
===Rise to power===
 
===Rise to power===
Zakhaev was killed by [[John "Soap" MacTavish]] thanks to the combined [[United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marines]], [[Loyalists|Loyalist]] and [[Special Air Service|SAS]] forces at the climax of the [[Second Russian Civil War]] which caused the Ultranationalist Party to splinter.<ref>[[Game Over]]</ref> Makarov's resources and contacts within the criminal world allowed him to assume control of a large portion of the dissolved Ultranationalist Party, known officially as the "[[Inner Circle]]".<ref>Confirmed in [[Modern Warfare 3]]</ref>
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Zakhaev was killed by [[John "Soap" MacTavish (Original)|John "Soap" MacTavish]] thanks to the combined [[United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marines]], [[Loyalists|Loyalist]] and [[Special Air Service|SAS]] forces at the climax of the [[Second Russian Civil War]] which caused the Ultranationalist Party to splinter.<ref>[[Game Over]]</ref> Makarov's resources and contacts within the criminal world allowed him to assume control of a large portion of the dissolved Ultranationalist Party that was known officially as the "[[Inner Circle]]".<ref>Confirmed in [[Modern Warfare 3]]</ref>
   
After the Ultranationalists became the victors in the Second Russian Civil War through the Russian presidential election on [[S.S.D.D.|August 10, 2016]], Makarov played some part in the new Ultranationalist Russia under the mainstream party's newly elected leader and President [[Boris Vorshevsky]]. However, Vorshevsky and the other moderate Ultranationalist leaders knew that Makarov's extreme tactics would deter any hopes of trying to distance the party away from it's violent past and winning the support of the Russian people and for Makarov causing strained relations with the United States and the Russian Loyalists. Another reason behind his removal was his vision to see Russia return to autocratic rule, the time of the Tsars. His vision may incur the wrath of a large number of members in the party including Vorshevsky because this vision endangered their position as the new ruler of Russia. To ensure the Ultranationalist position as Russia's legitimate representative to the world, Vorshevsky backed by a strong majority of members in the party removed Makarov and his men with immediate effect and tried to improve relations with the United States and the Russian Loyalists. Furious with Vorshevsky's decision, Makarov vowed to kill Vorshevsky and his inner circles by calling all of them traitors to their cause. A news clipping in his safehouse confirmed this new-found hatred, explaining continuous attacks conducted by the Inner Circle toward Russia and the Western interests for the next five years.<ref>[[:File:Makarov Vows Revenge Article.png]]</ref>
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After the Ultranationalists became the victors in the Second Russian Civil War through the Russian presidential election on [[S.S.D.D.|August 10, 2016]], Makarov played some part in the new Ultranationalist Russia under the mainstream party's newly elected leader and President [[Boris Vorshevsky]]. However, Vorshevsky and the other moderate Ultranationalist leaders knew Makarov's extreme tactics would deter any hopes of trying to distance the party from its violent past and winning the support of the Russian people and for Makarov causing strained relations with the United States and the Russian Loyalists. Another reason behind his removal was his vision to see Russia return to autocratic rule, which was the time of the Tsars. His vision could have incurred the wrath of a large number of members in the party including Vorshevsky, because this vision endangered their position as the new ruler of Russia. To ensure the Ultranationalist position as Russia's legitimate representative to the world, Vorshevsky, backed by a strong majority of members in the party, removed Makarov and his men with immediate effect and tried to improve relations with the United States and the Russian Loyalists. Furious with Vorshevsky's decision, Makarov vowed to kill Vorshevsky and his inner circles by calling all of them traitors to their cause. A news clipping in his safehouse confirmed this newfound hatred, explaining continuous attacks that conducted by the Inner Circle toward Russia and the Western interests for the next five years.<ref>[[:File:Makarov Vows Revenge Article.png]]</ref>
   
 
In 2015, he became the [[Central Intelligence Agency|CIA]]'s most wanted terrorist (This could be seen in the cutscene for "[[Return to Sender]]").
 
In 2015, he became the [[Central Intelligence Agency|CIA]]'s most wanted terrorist (This could be seen in the cutscene for "[[Return to Sender]]").
   
 
===Blaming the team for Zakhaev's death===
 
===Blaming the team for Zakhaev's death===
Many newspaper articles stated that Makarov held the photos up of [[Bravo Team]] ([[Gaz]], [[Griggs]], [[John Price|Price]] and [[John "Soap" MacTavish|MacTavish]]) and declared them to be responsible for the death of Imran Zakhaev. Most likely, Zakhaev's death was the reason why he held a grudge against [[John Price|Price]]. The other news articles showed him responsible for several attacks in London and Moscow, threatening the Ultranationalists' removal from the government, fulfilling his vow to eliminate the traitors to their cause.<ref name="LE">[[Loose Ends]]</ref>
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Many newspaper articles stated Makarov held up photos of [[Bravo Team]] ([[Gaz]], [[Griggs]], [[John Price (Original)|Price]] and [[John "Soap" MacTavish (Original)|MacTavish]]) and declared them to be responsible for the death of Imran Zakhaev. Most likely, Zakhaev's death was the reason why he held a grudge against Price. The other news articles showed him responsible for several attacks in London and Moscow, threatening the Ultranationalists' removal from the government, fulfilling his vow to eliminate the traitors to their cause.<ref name="LE">[[Loose Ends]]</ref>
   
 
===Staging the Plan===
 
===Staging the Plan===
{{dialogue a-b|PFC Allen|So Makarov is the prize.|Shepherd|Makarov's no prize. He's a whore. A mad-dog killer for the highest-bidder.|[[Joseph Allen|Private Allen]] and [[Shepherd]].}}
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{{dialogue a-b|PFC Allen|So Makarov is the prize.|Shepherd|Makarov's no prize. He's a whore. A mad-dog killer for the highest-bidder.|[[Joseph Allen|Private Allen]] and [[Shepherd]].}}
   
In 2016, General [[Shepherd]] and his [[Task Force 141]] are seemingly responsible for capturing Makarov and bringing him to justice. Shepherd selected an American soldier named [[Joseph Allen]] from the [[U.S. Army Rangers|75th Ranger Regiment]] and groomed him to become a CIA agent.<ref name="TP">[[Team Player]]</ref>
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In 2016, General [[Shepherd]] and his [[Task Force 141]] were seemingly responsible for capturing Makarov and bringing him to justice. Shepherd selected an American soldier named [[Joseph Allen]] from the [[U.S. Army Rangers|75th Ranger Regiment]] and groomed him to become a CIA agent.<ref name="TP">[[Team Player]]</ref>
   
 
==="Alexei Borodin"===
 
==="Alexei Borodin"===
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[[File:Makarov%26Co.jpg|thumb|350px|Makarov and his team begin the assault.]]
 
[[File:Makarov%26Co.jpg|thumb|350px|Makarov and his team begin the assault.]]
   
Makarov and his men launched their [[No Russian|terrorist attack on Zakhaev International Airport]] with their latest member, Alexei Borodin (Joseph Allen's alias) in tow. By the end of the assault, it was apparent that Makarov knew that Borodin was an undercover CIA operative. He killed Allen and left his body at the scene of the massacre, implicating the American soldier in the attack. Makarov explained that his actions are meant to bring a full-scale war between the United States and Russia to his men. Incidentally, this war would personally benefit General Shepherd who also wanted a war between the United States and Russia as part of a plan to become a national hero and deliberately sent Allen to die.<ref name="NR" /> Yuri, seemingly aware about Makarov's true plan tried to stop the massacre by informing the [[Federal Security Service|FSB]] only for him to be shot and left to die for betraying his old friend. Yuri tried vainly to stop the massacre only to collapse due to massive loss of blood from his wound. Eventually, he was rescued and since then held a deep grudge toward Makarov for his betrayal and his violent acts against his own countrymen.<ref name="BB" />
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Makarov and his men launched their [[No Russian|terrorist attack on Zakhaev International Airport]] with their latest member, Alexei Borodin, (Joseph Allen) in tow. By the end of the assault, it was apparent that Makarov knew Borodin was an undercover CIA operative. He killed Allen and left his body at the scene of the massacre, implicating the American soldier in the attack. Makarov explained to his men his actions were meant to bring a full-scale war between the United States and Russia. Incidentally, General Shepherd also wanted a war between the United States and Russia as part of a plan to become a national hero and deliberately sent Allen to die.<ref name="NR" /> Yuri, who was seemingly aware of Makarov's true plan, tried to stop the massacre by informing the [[Federal Security Service|FSB]] only for him to be shot and left to die for betraying his old friend. Yuri tried vainly to stop the massacre, only to collapse due to the massive loss of blood from his wound. Eventually, he was rescued and held a deep grudge toward Makarov for his betrayal and his violent acts against his own countrymen since then.<ref name="BB" />
   
 
===Presumed Location===
 
===Presumed Location===
The war ensued and General Shepherd was given supreme command over the military and a mandate to continue his search for Makarov who the General now truly needed to be killed so he could bury any evidence of foul play. Makarov and his men are tracked down to the two possible locations. One element of the Task Force was sent after [[Loose Ends|Makarov in his Safehouse in the Caucasus Mountains]] and another was sent to assassinate him at an [[The Enemy of My Enemy|airplane graveyard in Afghanistan]]. Shepherd began to purge his own Task Force of anyone who knew about his involvement with the airport massacre and the surrounding events. Makarov was contacted by [[John Price|Captain Price]] who asked for intel on Shepherd's whereabouts. Realizing that his only hope for survival was getting rid of Shepherd, Makarov agreed to tell Price about the location of Shepherd's base, [[Site Hotel Bravo]]. Price and MacTavish acted on this information and assassinated Shepherd.
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The war ensued and General Shepherd was given supreme command over the military and a mandate to continue his search for Makarov, who the General truly needed dead so he could bury any evidence of foul play. Makarov and his men were tracked down to two possible locations. One element of the Task Force was sent after [[Loose Ends|Makarov in his safehouse in the Caucasus Mountains]] and another was sent to assassinate him at an [[The Enemy of My Enemy|airplane graveyard in Afghanistan]]. Shepherd began to purge his own Task Force of anyone who knew about his involvement with the airport massacre and the surrounding events. Makarov(present at the Airplane Graveyard and unlikely to evade Shepherd for long without his forces or safehouse) was contacted by [[John Price (Original)|Captain Price]], who asked for intel on Shepherd's whereabouts. Realizing his only hope for survival was getting rid of Shepherd, Makarov agreed to tell Price about the location of Shepherd's base, [[Site Hotel Bravo]]. Price and MacTavish acted on this information and assassinated Shepherd, giving Makarov a window to escape and go underground.
   
 
===Escalation===
 
===Escalation===
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[[File:Vladimir Makarov dossier MW3.png|thumb|Makarov's dossier in ''Modern Warfare 3'' (Note that now he's called Vladimir A. Makarov).]]
 
[[File:Vladimir Makarov dossier MW3.png|thumb|Makarov's dossier in ''Modern Warfare 3'' (Note that now he's called Vladimir A. Makarov).]]
   
Following Shepherd's betrayal of the Task Force, Makarov went underground. Two months later, after the initial Russian invasion of the United States failed, Makarov planned a massive terrorist/military blitzkrieg attack on all of the European capitals and major cities with the goal of Russia being the supreme ruler of the continent. To achieve this goal, he secretly procured and produced a large arsenal of deadly chemical weapons to be used as a first strike weapon on many key government and military installations throughout Western Europe. To cover his trail, Makarov convinced [[Viktor "Volk" Khristenko]] to become his bomb-maker who created a front company called [[Fregata Industries]], distributing the chemical weapons to various rogue shipping outlets in Africa and Europe. To further cover his tracks, Makarov rallied a Somalian warlord named [[Waraabe]] to take control of several [[Africa Militia|African paramilitary groups]] in Sierra Leone, Somalia and presumably other African countries to seize control of the aforementioned outlets. Makarov also amassed most of the Russian military to his plans of invading Europe and plot a coup d'état against [[Boris Vorshevsky|President Boris Vorshevsky]] by using the Russian people’s belief that their war against the U.S. was still justified and convincing the top Russian officers that Vorshevsky's peace agreement was a mistake.
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Following Shepherd's betrayal of the Task Force, Makarov went underground. Two months later, after the initial Russian invasion of the United States failed, Makarov planned a massive terrorist/military blitzkrieg attack on all European capitals and major cities with the goal of Russia being the supreme ruler of the continent. To achieve this goal, he secretly procured and produced a large arsenal of deadly chemical weapons to be used as a first strike weapon on many key government and military installations throughout Western Europe. To cover his trail, Makarov convinced [[Viktor "Volk" Khristenko]] to become his bomb-maker and Volk created a front company called [[Fregata Industries]], distributing the chemical weapons to various rogue shipping outlets in Africa and Europe. To further cover his tracks, Makarov rallied a Somalian warlord named [[Waraabe]] to take control of several [[Africa Militia|African paramilitary groups]] in Sierra Leone, Somalia and presumably other African countries to seize control of the aforementioned outlets. Makarov also recruited most of the Russian military to his plan of invading Europe and plotting a coup d'état against [[Boris Vorshevsky|President Boris Vorshevsky]] by using the Russian people’s belief that their war against the U.S. was still justified and convincing the top Russian officers that Vorshevsky's peace agreement was a mistake.
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With his chemical weapons ready and military invasion force settled, Makarov [[Turbulence|hijacked]] [[Boris Vorshevsky|President Vorshevsky's]] plane en route to negotiate a peace treaty with the United States and NATO. Makarov's men forced the plane to crash land they swarmed the site. Makarov killed [[Andrei Harkov]], [[Leonid Pudovkin]] and the rest of the President's [[Federal Protective Service of Russia|security detail]].
   
With his chemical weapons ready and military invasion force setted, Makarov [[Turbulence|hijacked]] [[Boris Vorshevsky|President Vorshevsky's]] plane en-route to negotiate a peace treaty with the United States and NATO. Makarov's men forced the plane to crash land where they swarmed the site. Makarov killed [[Andrei Harkov]], [[Leonid Pudovkin]] and the rest of the President's [[Federal Protective Service of Russia|security detail]].
 
   
 
===Assassination Attempt and Vorshevsky's Daughter===
 
===Assassination Attempt and Vorshevsky's Daughter===
 
{{Quote|Yuri, my friend. You never should have come here.|Makarov to Yuri in "[[Blood Brothers]]".}}
 
{{Quote|Yuri, my friend. You never should have come here.|Makarov to Yuri in "[[Blood Brothers]]".}}
 
[[File:Makarov Yuri My Friend MW3.ogg|noicon|center]]
 
[[File:Makarov Yuri My Friend MW3.ogg|noicon|center]]
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With a full-scale war on the European continent, Makarov met with his advisers, whose identities or nationalities are never disclosed to the player, in Prague. Aware he was the target of assassination like Zakhaev before him, Makarov set a trap for the TF 141 operatives. Price and Yuri escaped, but Soap was mortally wounded and eventually died from his injuries. Makarov talked to his second in command, who was stationed in a Ultranationalist stronghold not far from Prague and discussed their plans to capture [[Alena Vorshevsky]]. Makarov's men got there before Delta Force could and took her to an Ultranationalist base in a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia. However, a joint operation by both Delta Force and TF 141 rescued both Vorshevskys. A seperate Special Ops assignment by [[Frost]] blows up the mine, killing most of Makarovs loyalists. Still furious over his abduction and betrayal by his own men and with most of Makarov's loyalists killed in the mine, Vorshevsky launched a purge to arrest every last hardliner in the party and bring them before the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court International Criminal Court]. Fearful he might face the same fate, Makarov fled from Russia along with his small band of surviving followers.
With the full-scale war on the European continent, Makarov met with his advisers whose identities or nationalities are never disclosed to the player in Prague. Aware that he was the target of assassination like Zakhaev before him, Makarov setted a trap for the TF 141 operatives. Price and Yuri escaped, but Soap was mortally wounded and eventually died from his injuries. Makarov talked to his second in command who was stationed in the Ultranationalist stronghold not far from Prague and discussed about their plans to capture [[Alena Vorshevsky]]. Makarov's men got there before Delta Force could and took her to an Ultranationalist base in a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia. However, a joint operation by both Delta Force and TF 141 rescued both Vorshevskys. Still seething over his abduction and betrayal by his own men, Vorshevsky launched a purge to arrest every last hardliner in the party and bring them before the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court International Criminal Court]. Fearful that he might face the same fate, Makarov fled from Russia along with his followers.
 
 
 
 
   
 
===Death===
 
===Death===
 
{{quote|Goodbye, Captain Price.|Makarov's last words.}}
 
{{quote|Goodbye, Captain Price.|Makarov's last words.}}
[[File:Makarov Just About To Kill Captain Price.jpg|thumb|308px|Makarov aiming his gun at [[John Price|Price]] and he was about to kill him.]]
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[[File:Makarov Just About To Kill Captain Price.jpg|thumb|308px|Makarov aiming his gun at [[John Price (Original)|Price]] and he was about to kill him.]]
   
With the war over, Makarov went into hiding in the Arabian Peninsula at the Hotel Oasis. In January, Price and Yuri [[Dust to Dust|assaulted]] the hotel, intent on killing him. Price caught up with Makarov, preventing his escape by a helicopter by killing the pilots. As the helicopter crashed in the ensuing chaos, Makarov beated Price to his [[Desert Eagle]] and was about to kill him before getting shot by Yuri. Makarov retaliated by executing the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique_Drill Mozambique Drill] on Yuri, shooting him in both his shoulders before killing him with a shot to the head. Enraged by the loss of another ally, Price beated Makarov down, wrapped a steel cable around his throat and slammed him through the glass roof, shredding and hanging him at the same time. As he gazed upon Makarov's lifeless body hanging from the cable, Price lit and smoked a cigar, having finally ended Makarov's reign of terror.
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With the war over, Makarov went into hiding in the Arabian Peninsula at the Hotel Oasis. In January, Price and Yuri [[Dust to Dust|assaulted]] the hotel, intent on killing him. Price caught up with Makarov, preventing his escape by helicopter by killing the pilots. As the helicopter crashed in the ensuing chaos, Makarov beat Price to his [[Desert Eagle]] and was about to kill him before being shot by Yuri. Makarov retaliated by executing the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique_Drill Mozambique Drill] on Yuri, shooting him in both his shoulders before killing him with a shot to the head. Enraged by the loss of another ally, Price beat Makarov down, wrapped a steel cable around his throat and slammed him through the glass roof, shredding and hanging him at the same time. As he gazed upon Makarov's lifeless body hanging from the cable, Price lit and smoked a cigar, having finally ended Makarov's reign of terror.
   
 
===Death ([[Time Paradox]])===
 
===Death ([[Time Paradox]])===
 
{{Non canon}}
 
{{Non canon}}
Makarov's presence at the [[One Shot, One Kill|1996 Chernobyl Assassination]] cost him his life in ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered]]''. While he was monologuing to [[Yuri]] inside the Jeep and watching the weapons deal between [[Imran Zakhaev|Zakhaev]] and the Spetsnaz Soldier, Makarov was shot and killed by Price after Zakhaev got his arm blasted off by the sniper.
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Makarov's presence at the [[One Shot, One Kill|1996 Chernobyl Assassination]] cost him his life in ''[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered]]''. While he was monologuing to [[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] inside the Jeep and watching the weapons deal between [[Imran Zakhaev (Original)|Zakhaev]] and the Spetsnaz soldier, Makarov was shot and killed by Price after Zakhaev got his arm blasted off by the sniper.
   
 
==Associates==
 
==Associates==
*[[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] - Status - '''K.I.A. '''A former right-hand man and friend of the [[Ultranationalists]]. Yuri attempted to stop [[No Russian|the airport massacre]], but was shot and left to die at the airport instead. This influenced Yuri to side with Task Force 141 in the hopes of getting revenge against his former ally. Makarov was wounded by Yuri only to get three fatal shots from his former friend. Killed by Makarov himself in "[[Dust to Dust]]".
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*[[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' A former right-hand man and friend of the [[Ultranationalists (Original)|Ultranationalists]]. Yuri attempted to stop [[No Russian|the airport massacre]], but was shot and left to die at the airport instead. This influenced Yuri to side with Task Force 141 in the hopes of getting revenge against his former ally. Makarov was wounded by Yuri only to get three fatal shots from his former friend. Killed by Makarov himself in "[[Dust to Dust]]".
*[[Imran Zakhaev]] - Status - '''K.I.A. '''An arms dealer and former chairman of the [[Ultranationalists|Ultranationalist Party]]. Served as a mentor to Makarov. Makarov saved him from bleeding out when his left arm was severed in [[One Shot, One Kill|an assassination attempt]]. Killed by [[John "Soap" MacTavish]] in "[[Game Over]]".
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*[[Imran Zakhaev (Original)|Imran Zakhaev]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' An arms dealer and former chairman of the [[Ultranationalists (Original)|Ultranationalist Party]]. Served as a mentor to Makarov. Makarov saved him from bleeding out when his left arm was severed in [[One Shot, One Kill|an assassination attempt]]. Killed by [[John "Soap" MacTavish (Original)|John "Soap" MacTavish]] in "[[Game Over]]".
*[[Viktor Zakhaev]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' Imran Zakhaev's son and commander of the [[Ultranationalists|Ultranationalist forces]] in [[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]]. Killed by himself in "[[The Sins of The Father]]".
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*[[Victor Zakhaev (Original)|Victor Zakhaev]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' Imran Zakhaev's son and commander of the [[Ultranationalists (Original)|Ultranationalist forces]] in [[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]]. Killed by himself in "[[The Sins of The Father]]".
*[[Khaled Al-Asad]] - Status - '''K.I.A. '''The leader of the [[OpFor]] and organizer of the coup in the [[Middle East]]. He was ordered by Makarov on the phone to detonate the nuclear device in "[[Shock and Awe]]". Killed by [[John Price]] in [[Safehouse|his safehouse]] in Azerbaijan.
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*[[Khaled Al-Asad]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' The leader of the [[OpFor]] and organizer of the coup in the [[Middle East]]. He was ordered by Makarov on the phone to detonate the nuclear device in "[[Shock and Awe]]". Killed by [[John Price (Original)|John Price]] in [[Safehouse|his safehouse]] in Azerbaijan.
*[[Alejandro Rojas|Alejandro "Alex the Red" Rojas]] - Status - '''Alive/K.I.A.''' An arms dealer who supplied Makarov for [[No Russian|the airport massacre]]. Hiding in a [[favela]] in [[Rio De Janeiro]] and protected/defended by the [[Brazilian Militia|local militia]]. Captured and tortured by [[John "Soap" MacTavish]], [[Simon "Ghost" Riley]] and [[Gary "Roach" Sanderson]]. He could be killed by [[Gary "Roach" Sanderson|the player]] at the start of "[[The Hornet's Nest]]".
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*[[Alejandro Rojas|Alejandro "Alex the Red" Rojas]] - Status - '''Alive/K.I.A.''' An arms dealer who supplied Makarov for [[No Russian|the airport massacre]]. Hiding in a [[favela]] in [[Rio De Janeiro]] and protected/defended by the [[Brazilian Militia|local militia]]. Captured and tortured by [[John "Soap" MacTavish (Original)|John "Soap" MacTavish]], [[Simon "Ghost" Riley]] and [[Gary "Roach" Sanderson]]. He could be killed by [[Gary "Roach" Sanderson|the player]] at the start of "[[The Hornet's Nest]]".
 
*[[Joseph Allen|Joseph "Alexei Borodin" Allen]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' An undercover [[CIA]] operative. Executed in order to instigate [[Russian-American War|the Russo-American War]]. Killed by Makarov himself at the end of "[[No Russian]]".
 
*[[Joseph Allen|Joseph "Alexei Borodin" Allen]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' An undercover [[CIA]] operative. Executed in order to instigate [[Russian-American War|the Russo-American War]]. Killed by Makarov himself at the end of "[[No Russian]]".
 
*[[Viktor (Modern Warfare 2)|Viktor]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]". Killed by [[High Value Individual|the H.V.I.]] in "[[Exodus (Modern Warfare 2)|Exodus]]".
 
*[[Viktor (Modern Warfare 2)|Viktor]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]". Killed by [[High Value Individual|the H.V.I.]] in "[[Exodus (Modern Warfare 2)|Exodus]]".
*[[Anatoly]] - Status - '''Unknown.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]" and one of the getaway drivers.
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*[[Anatoly]] - Status - '''Alive''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]" and one of the getaway drivers.
*Makarov's driver - Status - '''Unknown.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]" and one of the getaway drivers.
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*[[Getaway Driver]] - Status -'''Alive''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]" and one of the getaway drivers.
 
*[[Lev (Modern Warfare 2)|Lev]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]". Killed by either [[FSB|the FSB]] or [[Joseph Allen|Alexei Borodin]] on the runway.
 
*[[Lev (Modern Warfare 2)|Lev]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]". Killed by either [[FSB|the FSB]] or [[Joseph Allen|Alexei Borodin]] on the runway.
 
*[[Kiril]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]". Killed by either [[FSB|the FSB]] or [[Joseph Allen|Alexei Borodin]] on the runway.
 
*[[Kiril]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' One of the terrorists who assisted Makarov in "[[No Russian]]". Killed by either [[FSB|the FSB]] or [[Joseph Allen|Alexei Borodin]] on the runway.
*[[Viktor "Volk" Khristenko]] - Status - '''Alive (P.O.W.)''' Makarov's bomb-maker who was hiding in [[Paris]]. [[Battle of Paris|A large land battle]] was fought to ensure his safety for interrogation. Responsible for dealings with [[Waraabe]] and chemicals released in [[Paris]] and [[London]].
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*[[Viktor "Volk" Khristenko]] - Status - '''Alive (P.O.W.)''' Makarov's bomb-maker who was hiding in [[Paris]]. [[Battle of Paris|A large land battle]] was fought to ensure his safety for interrogation. Responsible for dealings with [[Waraabe]] and chemicals that are released in [[Paris]] and [[London]].
*[[Waraabe]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' The leader of [[Africa Militia|the Somali Militia]]. Served as one of the Makarov's foreign contacts through [[Volk]] and assisted in transporting the chemical weaponry. Killed by [[John Price]] in "[[Return to Sender]]".
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*[[Waraabe]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' The leader of [[Africa Militia|the Somali Militia]]. Served as one of Makarov's foreign contacts through [[Volk]] and assisted in transporting the chemical weaponry. Killed by [[John Price (Original)|John Price]] in "[[Return to Sender]]".
 
*[[Petrov (Modern Warfare 3)|Major Petrov]] - Status - '''Unknown.''' A hearable character that appeared in the mission, "[[Eye of The Storm]]". He could be heard speaking to the Czech people over the public address system. It was unknown whether he was the same Major from the mission, "[[Cliffhanger]]" from [[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]] or not.
 
*[[Petrov (Modern Warfare 3)|Major Petrov]] - Status - '''Unknown.''' A hearable character that appeared in the mission, "[[Eye of The Storm]]". He could be heard speaking to the Czech people over the public address system. It was unknown whether he was the same Major from the mission, "[[Cliffhanger]]" from [[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2]] or not.
*[[Alexi]] - Status - '''K.I.A.''' A member of [[Inner Circle|the Inner Circle]] and probably commander of the cell in Prague Castle. Seen talking to Makarov about [[Alena Vorshevsky]] in "[[Stronghold (Modern Warfare 3)|Stronghold]]". Killed by [[John Price]] in the explosion of a frag grenade.
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*[[Alexi]] - Status - '''Unknown''' A member of [[Inner Circle|the Inner Circle]] and probably commander of the cell in Prague Castle. Seen talking to Makarov about [[Alena Vorshevsky]] in "[[Stronghold (Modern Warfare 3)|Stronghold]]". Killed by [[John Price (Original)|John Price]] in the explosion of a frag grenade.
   
 
==Crimes==
 
==Crimes==
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**The murder of a Moscow-based journalist named Ilya Lovitch who was investigating political crimes in the region.
 
**The murder of a Moscow-based journalist named Ilya Lovitch who was investigating political crimes in the region.
 
*2003 - The bombings of several government buildings in Kazakhstan. 245 are dead or wounded.
 
*2003 - The bombings of several government buildings in Kazakhstan. 245 are dead or wounded.
*2003 - The hijackings of the two Kreigler Airliners. 378 are dead or wounded. Eight of whom are his own men.
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*2003 - The hijackings of the two Kreigler Airliners. 378 are dead or wounded. Eight of them are his own men.
 
*2004 - Robbed a HBS bank in Istanbul, Turkey.
 
*2004 - Robbed a HBS bank in Istanbul, Turkey.
 
*2004 - The abduction of the 15 college students from Russia. The five students are killed or wounded.
 
*2004 - The abduction of the 15 college students from Russia. The five students are killed or wounded.
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*2006 - Robbed the Russian State Postal and Banking Service Depot of the 32 million rubles (Approx. $1.2 million).
 
*2006 - Robbed the Russian State Postal and Banking Service Depot of the 32 million rubles (Approx. $1.2 million).
 
*2006 - The murder of a famous British designer named Rob Millington.
 
*2006 - The murder of a famous British designer named Rob Millington.
*2006 - The murder of the three US airmen based in Turkmenistan.
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*2006 - The murder of the three US airmen that are based in Turkmenistan.
*2006 - Helped coordinate attacks by Janjaweed militias and Sudanese military against the rebels. Implicated in human rights abuse.
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*2006 - Helped coordinate the attacks by Janjaweed militias and Sudanese military against the rebels. Implicated in human rights abuse.
 
*2007 - The capture and beheading of the Mossad attaché to Ukraine who was investigating Makarov's links to the Islamic extremists.
 
*2007 - The capture and beheading of the Mossad attaché to Ukraine who was investigating Makarov's links to the Islamic extremists.
 
*2007 - The assassination of a Pakistani politician named Hasni Al'Bura.
 
*2007 - The assassination of a Pakistani politician named Hasni Al'Bura.
 
*2007 - The bombing of Russia-Germany gas pipeline in Belarus because Gasneft refused to pay a fee to prevent “disruption to service”.
 
*2007 - The bombing of Russia-Germany gas pipeline in Belarus because Gasneft refused to pay a fee to prevent “disruption to service”.
 
*2007 - Robbed $15 million worth of diamonds and other gemstones from a Siberian mining company.
 
*2007 - Robbed $15 million worth of diamonds and other gemstones from a Siberian mining company.
*2008/2009 - The bombing of a Swedish furniture store in a shopping mall located in St. Petersburg. The 100 people are killed or wounded.
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*2008/2009 - The bombing of a Swedish furniture store in a shopping mall that was located in St. Petersburg. The 100 people are killed or wounded.
 
*2008 - The ambush of an FSB vehicle. Five agents dead or wounded.
 
*2008 - The ambush of an FSB vehicle. Five agents dead or wounded.
 
*2008 - The abduction and murder of a SibGaz owner's wife and daughter.
 
*2008 - The abduction and murder of a SibGaz owner's wife and daughter.
 
*2009 - The bombing of the Baku-located U.S. oil company offices. The three people are dead or wounded.
 
*2009 - The bombing of the Baku-located U.S. oil company offices. The three people are dead or wounded.
 
*2009 - The unsuccessful bomb plot against the English-speaking school in Moscow.
 
*2009 - The unsuccessful bomb plot against the English-speaking school in Moscow.
*2009 - The unsuccessful rigging of the explosives in a Moscow-located soccer stadium. The authorities bursted a pipe to halt the match, denying publicity to Makarov.
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*2009 - The unsuccessful rigging of the explosives in a Moscow-located soccer stadium. The authorities burst a pipe to halt the match, denying publicity to Makarov.
 
*2009 - The trafficking of over $2,100,000 worth of weapons, drugs and people.
 
*2009 - The trafficking of over $2,100,000 worth of weapons, drugs and people.
*[[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|2011]] ([[Shock and Awe|Day 3]]) - Gave Al-Asad the order of detonating a nuclear device, killing or wounding approx. 30,000 U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy SEALs and NEST team plus an unknown number of OpFor among others.
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*[[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|2011]] ([[Shock and Awe|Day 3]]) - Gave Al-Asad the order of detonating a nuclear device, killing or wounding approx. 30,000 U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy SEALs and NEST team and an unknown number of OpFor among others.
 
*[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|2016]] ([[No Russian|August 12 (Day 3)]]) - The massacre of [[Zakhaev International Airport]] in Moscow which provoked the [[Russo-American War]]. (234 civilians with unknown amount of security personnel and FSB members killed or wounded; total of 243 people killed according to Return to Sender cutscene).
 
*[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|2016]] ([[No Russian|August 12 (Day 3)]]) - The massacre of [[Zakhaev International Airport]] in Moscow which provoked the [[Russo-American War]]. (234 civilians with unknown amount of security personnel and FSB members killed or wounded; total of 243 people killed according to Return to Sender cutscene).
 
*[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|2016]] ([[Turbulence|October 3]]) - The abduction of Russian President [[Boris Vorshevsky|Vorskevsky]]. An unknown number of [[FSO]] agents are dead or wounded.
 
*[[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|2016]] ([[Turbulence|October 3]]) - The abduction of Russian President [[Boris Vorshevsky|Vorskevsky]]. An unknown number of [[FSO]] agents are dead or wounded.
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===Human Trafficking===
 
===Human Trafficking===
Mainly involved in moving women from the poorer parts of Eastern Europe to Western Europe with promises of well-paid jobs, only to be forced into prostitution across Europe, the Persian Gulf States and the United States.
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Mainly involved in moving the women from the poorer parts of Eastern Europe to Western Europe with promises of well-paid jobs only to be forced into prostitution across Europe, the Persian Gulf and the United States.
   
 
===Money Laundering===
 
===Money Laundering===
Used connections in Russian and Ukranian banking to clean money earned in drugs and weapons dealing done mainly through transfers to Cyprus, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
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Used the connections in Russian and Ukranian banking to clean the money that was earned in drugs and weapons dealing that was done mainly through the transfers to Cyprus, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
   
 
===Drug Smuggling===
 
===Drug Smuggling===
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{{Main|Vladimir Makarov/Newspaper Excerpts}}
 
{{Main|Vladimir Makarov/Newspaper Excerpts}}
   
During the introduction of "[[No Russian]]", several newspaper pages concerning Makarov, from “The World Today” and others are flashed on the screen. Some paragraphs or whole articles are just repeated on other newspapers.
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During the introduction of "[[No Russian]]", several newspaper pages concerning Makarov, from “The World Today” and others are flashed on the screen. Some paragraphs or whole articles are just repeated on the other newspapers.
   
Some newspaper clippings are also found in Makarov's safehouse, mentioning a bombing of Piccadilly Circus by Makarov, his views about Zakhaev and Russia taking notice of the Airport Massacre.
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Some newspaper clippings are also found in Makarov's safehouse, mentioning a bombing of Piccadilly Circus by Makarov, his views about Zakhaev and Russia taking notice of the airport massacre.
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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{{Main|Vladimir Makarov/Gallery}}
Vladimir Makarov early concept art.jpg|Early concept art of Makarov.
 
Vladimir Makarov Soap's Journal.png|Makarov in [[Soap's Journal]].
 
MakarovNuke.png|Makarov, the First Horseman, about to order the detonation of the nuclear weapon which would claim the lives of over 30,000 Marines in 2011.
 
Vladimir Makarov shoots Yuri Blood Brothers MW3.png|Makarov shoots [[Yuri (Modern Warfare 3)|Yuri]], shortly before his brutal massacre of civilians in Moscow.
 
MakarovNCoMomentsB4OpeningFire.jpg|Makarov and his team moments before opening fire.
 
MakarovEscape2.jpg|Makarov escaping after the massacre.
 
SafeHouseOverview.jpg|Makarov's Safehouse.
 
Vladimir Makarov No Russian flashback Blood Brothers MW3.png|Makarov with an M4A1, this time in Yuri's flashback. Notice that the model has changed to the [[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|Modern Warfare 3]] M4A1 model, as opposed to the [[Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|Modern Warfare 2]] variant he used in the massacre.
 
makarov 4.PNG|Makarov with Alejandro Rojas.
 
Vladimir Makarov Persona Non Grata intro MW3.png|Makarov seen in "Persona Non Grata's" intro.
 
Vladimir Makarov Turbulence MW3 Wii.png|Makarov as he appears on the Wii.
 
Vladimir Makarov with Boris Vorshevsky Turbulence MW3.png|Makarov demanding the missile launch codes from [[Boris Vorshevsky]].
 
Vladimir Makarov kills Andrei Harkov Turbulence MW3.png|Makarov executing [[Harkov]].
 
Vladimir Makarov Blood Brothers MW3.png|Makarov in "Blood Brothers", in his bulletproof car.
 
Makarov's connection map Back on the Grid MW3.png|Makarov's circle of "friends". Oddly, there is a cameo of [[Lev Kravchenko]] from ''Call of Duty: Black Ops''.
 
Makarov 3.PNG|Makarov with Volk.
 
Vladimir Makarov driving Imran Zakhaev MW3.png
 
Vorshevsky Interrogation MW3.png|Makarov with the captured Russian president, Boris Vorshevsky.
 
D9.jpg|Makarov as seen in the Redemption trailer.
 
MakarovCloseupEyes.png|Note the difference in the color of each eye.
 
Vladimir Makarov's fireteam No Russian flashback MW3.png|Makarov and his team in Yuri's flashback.
 
Vladimir Makarov running Dust to Dust MW3.png|Makarov trying to escape the Hotel Oasis.
 
Wounded Vladimir Makarov Dust to Dust MW3.png|Wounded Makarov.
 
Vladimir Makarov in MH-6 Little Bird Dust to Dust MW3.png
 
John Price choking Vladimir Makarov Dust to Dust MW3.png|Makarov, moments before his death, being choked by [[John Price|Price]]. Note that both of his eyes were green, unlike in ''Modern Warfare 2''.
 
Vladimir Makarov's corpse Dust To Dust MW3.png|Makarov's corpse.
 
Vladimir Makarov Combat Card.png|Makarov's biography from his [[Combat Cards|Combat Card]].
 
The Four Horsemen CoD4.jpg|Makarov (crossed out) as one of the Four Horsemen (''[[Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]]'').
 
Vladimir Makarov Yuri's flashback Blood Brothers MW3.png|Makarov in 1996.
 
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===Models===
 
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Vladimir Makarov Finale model MW3.png|Makarov in "[[Dust to Dust]]".
 
Makarov Legend Pack Elite model CoDG.png|Makarov's Multiplayer model from Ghosts
 
Makarov Legend Pack Desert model CoDG.png|Makarov's Desert Multiplayer model from Ghosts
 
Makarov Legend Pack Arctic model CoDG.png|Makarov's Arctic Multiplayer model from Ghosts
 
Makarov Legend Pack Urban model CoDG.png|Makarov's Urban Multiplayer model from Ghosts
 
Makarov Legend Pack Woodland model CoDG.png|Makarov's Woodland Multiplayer model from Ghosts
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Makarov's left eye is green and his right is blue, due to ''[[Wikipedia:Heterochromia iridum|Heterochromia iridum]]''.
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*Makarov's left eye is blue and his right is green due to ''[[Wikipedia:Heterochromia iridum|Heterochromia iridum]]''.
 
**Oddly, however, both of his eyes were green in ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'', even if his dossier mentioned the differences of his eye colors.
 
**Oddly, however, both of his eyes were green in ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'', even if his dossier mentioned the differences of his eye colors.
 
**Even more strange, his ''Call of Duty: Ghosts'' DLC model also has same-colored eyes.
 
**Even more strange, his ''Call of Duty: Ghosts'' DLC model also has same-colored eyes.
 
*According to [[Soap's Journal]], his blood type is A positive.
 
*According to [[Soap's Journal]], his blood type is A positive.
*The 'Infamy' trailer, which Makarov narrates, was released on his birthday.
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*The 'Infamy' trailer which Makarov narrates was released on his birthday.
*Inside Makarov's bedroom, within the safe-house, there are two books. One is titled ''Philosophy Politics and Poetry''.
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*Inside Makarov's bedroom, within the safehouse, there are two books. One is titled ''Philosophy Politics and Poetry''.
 
**As well as this, there is a picture by Gerard Van Honthorst within the room.
 
**As well as this, there is a picture by Gerard Van Honthorst within the room.
 
*In the February 2010 issue of ''Game Informer'', Makarov was ranked #4 on "Top 10 Villains of '09".
 
*In the February 2010 issue of ''Game Informer'', Makarov was ranked #4 on "Top 10 Villains of '09".
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*Makarov's initials are "Makarov, V. R." in ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'', but are "Makarov, V. A." in ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3''.
 
*Makarov's initials are "Makarov, V. R." in ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'', but are "Makarov, V. A." in ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3''.
 
*Makarov is the announcer for the [[Inner Circle]] in the multiplayer of ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3''.
 
*Makarov is the announcer for the [[Inner Circle]] in the multiplayer of ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3''.
*Newspaper articles shown at the beginning of "No Russian" describe Makarov as "on par with Al-Qaeda" in terms of the threat he posed to the world.
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*The newspaper articles that are shown at the beginning of "No Russian" described Makarov as "on par with Al-Qaeda" in terms of the threat that he posed to the world.
   
 
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"Revenge is like a ghost. It takes over every man it touches. Its 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."
— Makarov, in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Reveal trailer


Vladimir Makarov (Russian: Владимир Макаров) (Also referenced as Vladimir R. Makarov in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Vladimir A. Makarov in Modern Warfare 3) was the main antagonist of the Modern Warfare franchise and was the leader of an Ultranationalist terrorist cell and Imran Zakhaev's protégé.[3] Makarov was the unseen overarching antagonist in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, was the secondary antagonist of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and was the main antagonist of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. As well, he appeared as a customization option in Call of Duty: Ghosts. He was the grand mastermind behind World War 3 and the cause of the entire series' events, always pulling the strings from behind the lines as the puppet master.

Makarov, a ruthless yet cunning strategist, often outmaneuvered his enemies and made them play by his rules. Taking the zero-sum game to heart, he did whatever was necessary to gain the upper hand without any regard to the loss of human life in the process, even shooting Yuri (his only known friend) to reach his objective. Makarov truly believed the end justified the means and until his death at the hands of John Price, Makarov's tactics would dictate the course of history.

According to the newspaper clippings in his safehouse, Vladimir Makarov held the photos up of Bravo Six (Gaz, Griggs, Price and John "Soap" MacTavish) and declared they were responsible for the death of Imran Zakhaev. Most likely, it was for this reason why he held a grudge against Price and Soap. The news articles showed that Makarov was responsible for the terrorist attacks in London and Moscow, threatening the removal of the Ultranationalist Party that was controlling Russia.

Biography Edit

Makarov profile

Profile of Makarov.

Early Military/Terrorist CareerEdit

"This man Makarov is fighting his own war and he has no rules. No boundaries. He doesn't flinch at torture, human trafficking, or genocide. He's not loyal to a flag or country or any set of ideals. He trades blood for money."
— General Shepherd discusses Makarov's track record.

According to the intelligence that was gathered by General Shepherd, Vladimir Makarov graduated from the Frunze Military Academy as a Captain in the Russian Army by serving as a paratrooper in the 98th Guards Airborne Division of the VDV. In the early nineties, he was stationed in Berlin during the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Later on in his career, he made it into the Spetsnaz and served two tours in Chechnya during the First Chechen War. It was believed a company under his command was involved with some of the most brutal "cleansing" raids.[4]

At some point, the U.N. held an inquiry to investigate these charges of human rights violations. Makarov's name appeared at the top of the list that was 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 and jealousy toward the West and the Russian government for giving him no other option but to leave the armed forces. Afterward, Makarov brought his past military training to bear in many criminal and terrorist enterprises such as human trafficking, money laundering, the bombings of military/civilian targets and assassinations. 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 was said Makarov was "kept in check" by Zakhaev during this partnership.

Zakhaev's assassination attemptEdit

Makarov1996

Makarov in 1996.

"This deal will generate millions for our cause. Money can buy many things. Even power. The road to our future begins here, my friend."
— Vladimir explaining to Yuri their purpose of being at Chernobyl.

In 1996, Makarov along with his fellow soldier Yuri were present in Pripyat when Zakhaev was trading the fuel rods for the gold to fund the Ultranationalists and witnessed Zakhaev being shot and having his left arm mutilated by Lieutenant Price during the deal. Makarov drove Zakhaev away from the area, saving his life and earning his trust.



Crisis in the Middle EastEdit

Vladimir Makarov during Shock and Awe MW3

Makarov watching the Nuke go off.

"Thousand of souls... extinguished... by the push of a button..."
— Yuri recounts Makarov detonating the nuclear device.


Makarov was present during the U.S. Marine Corps invasion of the Middle East in an attempt to remove Khaled Al-Asad from power in 2011. He gave the order to detonate a nuclear device after receiving a phone call from Al-Asad (Who was actually hiding out in his safehouse in Azerbaijan) watching the detonation from Al-Asad's safehouse, with Yuri being the only one to witness this. The blast resulted in the deaths of over 30,000 Marines. Among the dead were Sgt. Paul Jackson, Lt. Vasquez, Cpt. Pelayo and Lt. Volker. This was the start of Makarov's madness as his hatred escalated even further. This event would also be a reason for Lieutenant General Shepherd's (Who served as the invasion force's supreme commander) motives in 2016.[5]

Rise to powerEdit

Zakhaev was killed by John "Soap" MacTavish thanks to the combined U.S. Marines, Loyalist and SAS forces at the climax of the Second Russian Civil War which caused the Ultranationalist Party to splinter.[6] Makarov's resources and contacts within the criminal world allowed him to assume control of a large portion of the dissolved Ultranationalist Party that was known officially as the "Inner Circle".[7]

After the Ultranationalists became the victors in the Second Russian Civil War through the Russian presidential election on August 10, 2016, Makarov played some part in the new Ultranationalist Russia under the mainstream party's newly elected leader and President Boris Vorshevsky. However, Vorshevsky and the other moderate Ultranationalist leaders knew Makarov's extreme tactics would deter any hopes of trying to distance the party from its violent past and winning the support of the Russian people and for Makarov causing strained relations with the United States and the Russian Loyalists. Another reason behind his removal was his vision to see Russia return to autocratic rule, which was the time of the Tsars. His vision could have incurred the wrath of a large number of members in the party including Vorshevsky, because this vision endangered their position as the new ruler of Russia. To ensure the Ultranationalist position as Russia's legitimate representative to the world, Vorshevsky, backed by a strong majority of members in the party, removed Makarov and his men with immediate effect and tried to improve relations with the United States and the Russian Loyalists. Furious with Vorshevsky's decision, Makarov vowed to kill Vorshevsky and his inner circles by calling all of them traitors to their cause. A news clipping in his safehouse confirmed this newfound hatred, explaining continuous attacks that conducted by the Inner Circle toward Russia and the Western interests for the next five years.[8]

In 2015, he became the CIA's most wanted terrorist (This could be seen in the cutscene for "Return to Sender").

Blaming the team for Zakhaev's deathEdit

Many newspaper articles stated Makarov held up photos of Bravo Team (Gaz, Griggs, Price and MacTavish) and declared them to be responsible for the death of Imran Zakhaev. Most likely, Zakhaev's death was the reason why he held a grudge against Price. The other news articles showed him responsible for several attacks in London and Moscow, threatening the Ultranationalists' removal from the government, fulfilling his vow to eliminate the traitors to their cause.[9]

Staging the PlanEdit

PFC Allen: "So Makarov is the prize."
Shepherd: "Makarov's no prize. He's a whore. A mad-dog killer for the highest-bidder."
Private Allen and Shepherd.

In 2016, General Shepherd and his Task Force 141 were seemingly responsible for capturing Makarov and bringing him to justice. Shepherd selected an American soldier named Joseph Allen from the 75th Ranger Regiment and groomed him to become a CIA agent.[10]

"Alexei Borodin"Edit

Shepherd inserted Allen within Makarov's terrorist cell, seemingly for the purpose of some deep cover operation. However, unknown to the young soldier, Makarov knew who he was and saw him as a pawn to further escalate the tensions between the Russian government led by Vorshevsky and the U.S. government by implicating him in a terrorist attack, resulting in a new conflict between Russia and America.[4]

Airport Massacre and Global ConflictEdit

"The American thought he could deceive us. When they find that body... all of Russia will cry for war."
— Vladimir Makarov after he kills Joseph Allen.
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Makarov and his team begin the assault.

Makarov and his men launched their terrorist attack on Zakhaev International Airport with their latest member, Alexei Borodin, (Joseph Allen) in tow. By the end of the assault, it was apparent that Makarov knew Borodin was an undercover CIA operative. He killed Allen and left his body at the scene of the massacre, implicating the American soldier in the attack. Makarov explained to his men his actions were meant to bring a full-scale war between the United States and Russia. Incidentally, General Shepherd also wanted a war between the United States and Russia as part of a plan to become a national hero and deliberately sent Allen to die.[4] Yuri, who was seemingly aware of Makarov's true plan, tried to stop the massacre by informing the FSB only for him to be shot and left to die for betraying his old friend. Yuri tried vainly to stop the massacre, only to collapse due to the massive loss of blood from his wound. Eventually, he was rescued and held a deep grudge toward Makarov for his betrayal and his violent acts against his own countrymen since then.[5]

Presumed LocationEdit

The war ensued and General Shepherd was given supreme command over the military and a mandate to continue his search for Makarov, who the General truly needed dead so he could bury any evidence of foul play. Makarov and his men were tracked down to two possible locations. One element of the Task Force was sent after Makarov in his safehouse in the Caucasus Mountains and another was sent to assassinate him at an airplane graveyard in Afghanistan. Shepherd began to purge his own Task Force of anyone who knew about his involvement with the airport massacre and the surrounding events. Makarov(present at the Airplane Graveyard and unlikely to evade Shepherd for long without his forces or safehouse) was contacted by Captain Price, who asked for intel on Shepherd's whereabouts. Realizing his only hope for survival was getting rid of Shepherd, Makarov agreed to tell Price about the location of Shepherd's base, Site Hotel Bravo. Price and MacTavish acted on this information and assassinated Shepherd, giving Makarov a window to escape and go underground.

EscalationEdit

Makarov: "Russia will take all of Europe, even if it must stand upon a pile of ashes. I want the launch codes, Mr. President."
President Vorshevsky: "You'll never get them."
Makarov: "Every man has his weakness. (to his men) Find the girl."
— Makarov and President Boris Vorshevsky at the end of "Turbulence."
Vladimir Makarov dossier MW3

Makarov's dossier in Modern Warfare 3 (Note that now he's called Vladimir A. Makarov).

Following Shepherd's betrayal of the Task Force, Makarov went underground. Two months later, after the initial Russian invasion of the United States failed, Makarov planned a massive terrorist/military blitzkrieg attack on all European capitals and major cities with the goal of Russia being the supreme ruler of the continent. To achieve this goal, he secretly procured and produced a large arsenal of deadly chemical weapons to be used as a first strike weapon on many key government and military installations throughout Western Europe. To cover his trail, Makarov convinced Viktor "Volk" Khristenko to become his bomb-maker and Volk created a front company called Fregata Industries, distributing the chemical weapons to various rogue shipping outlets in Africa and Europe. To further cover his tracks, Makarov rallied a Somalian warlord named Waraabe to take control of several African paramilitary groups in Sierra Leone, Somalia and presumably other African countries to seize control of the aforementioned outlets. Makarov also recruited most of the Russian military to his plan of invading Europe and plotting a coup d'état against President Boris Vorshevsky by using the Russian people’s belief that their war against the U.S. was still justified and convincing the top Russian officers that Vorshevsky's peace agreement was a mistake.

With his chemical weapons ready and military invasion force settled, Makarov hijacked President Vorshevsky's plane en route to negotiate a peace treaty with the United States and NATO. Makarov's men forced the plane to crash land they swarmed the site. Makarov killed Andrei Harkov, Leonid Pudovkin and the rest of the President's security detail.


Assassination Attempt and Vorshevsky's DaughterEdit

"Yuri, my friend. You never should have come here."
— Makarov to Yuri in "Blood Brothers".

With a full-scale war on the European continent, Makarov met with his advisers, whose identities or nationalities are never disclosed to the player, in Prague. Aware he was the target of assassination like Zakhaev before him, Makarov set a trap for the TF 141 operatives. Price and Yuri escaped, but Soap was mortally wounded and eventually died from his injuries. Makarov talked to his second in command, who was stationed in a Ultranationalist stronghold not far from Prague and discussed their plans to capture Alena Vorshevsky. Makarov's men got there before Delta Force could and took her to an Ultranationalist base in a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia. However, a joint operation by both Delta Force and TF 141 rescued both Vorshevskys. A seperate Special Ops assignment by Frost blows up the mine, killing most of Makarovs loyalists. Still furious over his abduction and betrayal by his own men and with most of Makarov's loyalists killed in the mine, Vorshevsky launched a purge to arrest every last hardliner in the party and bring them before the International Criminal Court. Fearful he might face the same fate, Makarov fled from Russia along with his small band of surviving followers.

DeathEdit

"Goodbye, Captain Price."
— Makarov's last words.
Makarov Just About To Kill Captain Price

Makarov aiming his gun at Price and he was about to kill him.

With the war over, Makarov went into hiding in the Arabian Peninsula at the Hotel Oasis. In January, Price and Yuri assaulted the hotel, intent on killing him. Price caught up with Makarov, preventing his escape by helicopter by killing the pilots. As the helicopter crashed in the ensuing chaos, Makarov beat Price to his Desert Eagle and was about to kill him before being shot by Yuri. Makarov retaliated by executing the Mozambique Drill on Yuri, shooting him in both his shoulders before killing him with a shot to the head. Enraged by the loss of another ally, Price beat Makarov down, wrapped a steel cable around his throat and slammed him through the glass roof, shredding and hanging him at the same time. As he gazed upon Makarov's lifeless body hanging from the cable, Price lit and smoked a cigar, having finally ended Makarov's reign of terror.

Death (Time Paradox)Edit

Makarov's presence at the 1996 Chernobyl Assassination cost him his life in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. While he was monologuing to Yuri inside the Jeep and watching the weapons deal between Zakhaev and the Spetsnaz soldier, Makarov was shot and killed by Price after Zakhaev got his arm blasted off by the sniper.

AssociatesEdit

CrimesEdit

Acts of TerrorismEdit

  • 2001 - To start Makarov's reign of terror off, Imran Zakhaev ordered Makarov to bomb a Moscow city bus. The mission succeeded with 29 people killed and 19 injured.
  • 2001 - The bombing of Piccadilly Circus by using a modified London Underground train filled with explosives by killing or wounding 407.
  • 2001 - The massacre of the GUM department store in Moscow. 87 are dead or wounded.
  • 2002 - The hijacking of a Greek oil tanker in the Mediterranean Sea. The Hellenic Navy boarding party along with the two crew members are killed or wounded before the $3 million ransom was paid.
  • 2002 - The murder of the three Russian infantry soldiers.
  • 2002 - The $1.5 million was stolen from a ZBV bank.
  • 2003 - The repression of the North Caucasus-based and pro-Western nationalist groups.
    • The assassinations of the political leaders, arson and the bombing of the opposition parties.
    • The murder of a Moscow-based journalist named Ilya Lovitch who was investigating political crimes in the region.
  • 2003 - The bombings of several government buildings in Kazakhstan. 245 are dead or wounded.
  • 2003 - The hijackings of the two Kreigler Airliners. 378 are dead or wounded. Eight of them are his own men.
  • 2004 - Robbed a HBS bank in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2004 - The abduction of the 15 college students from Russia. The five students are killed or wounded.
  • 2004 - The bombing of the two embassies in Africa. 28 are dead and 48 are injured.
  • 2005 - The hold-up of an armored truck in Moscow and stole the three million rubles (Approx. $100,000). The three security guards are dead or wounded.
  • 2005 - The hijacking of the cruise ship in the Baltic Sea and tortured the U.S. passengers until the $5 million ransom was paid.
  • 2006 - Robbed the Russian State Postal and Banking Service Depot of the 32 million rubles (Approx. $1.2 million).
  • 2006 - The murder of a famous British designer named Rob Millington.
  • 2006 - The murder of the three US airmen that are based in Turkmenistan.
  • 2006 - Helped coordinate the attacks by Janjaweed militias and Sudanese military against the rebels. Implicated in human rights abuse.
  • 2007 - The capture and beheading of the Mossad attaché to Ukraine who was investigating Makarov's links to the Islamic extremists.
  • 2007 - The assassination of a Pakistani politician named Hasni Al'Bura.
  • 2007 - The bombing of Russia-Germany gas pipeline in Belarus because Gasneft refused to pay a fee to prevent “disruption to service”.
  • 2007 - Robbed $15 million worth of diamonds and other gemstones from a Siberian mining company.
  • 2008/2009 - The bombing of a Swedish furniture store in a shopping mall that was located in St. Petersburg. The 100 people are killed or wounded.
  • 2008 - The ambush of an FSB vehicle. Five agents dead or wounded.
  • 2008 - The abduction and murder of a SibGaz owner's wife and daughter.
  • 2009 - The bombing of the Baku-located U.S. oil company offices. The three people are dead or wounded.
  • 2009 - The unsuccessful bomb plot against the English-speaking school in Moscow.
  • 2009 - The unsuccessful rigging of the explosives in a Moscow-located soccer stadium. The authorities burst a pipe to halt the match, denying publicity to Makarov.
  • 2009 - The trafficking of over $2,100,000 worth of weapons, drugs and people.
  • 2011 (Day 3) - Gave Al-Asad the order of detonating a nuclear device, killing or wounding approx. 30,000 U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy SEALs and NEST team and an unknown number of OpFor among others.
  • 2016 (August 12 (Day 3)) - The massacre of Zakhaev International Airport in Moscow which provoked the Russo-American War. (234 civilians with unknown amount of security personnel and FSB members killed or wounded; total of 243 people killed according to Return to Sender cutscene).
  • 2016 (October 3) - The abduction of Russian President Vorskevsky. An unknown number of FSO agents are dead or wounded.
All of these attacks brought Makarov's death toll to over 31,641, maybe more depending on the number in the boarding party and how many political figures that he killed in the North Caucasus.

Human TraffickingEdit

Mainly involved in moving the women from the poorer parts of Eastern Europe to Western Europe with promises of well-paid jobs only to be forced into prostitution across Europe, the Persian Gulf and the United States.

Money LaunderingEdit

Used the connections in Russian and Ukranian banking to clean the money that was earned in drugs and weapons dealing that was done mainly through the transfers to Cyprus, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Drug SmugglingEdit

Provided muscle and safe passage of the Russian section of the Herdin Trail from the poppy fields of Afghanistan.

Newspaper ExcerptsEdit

Main article: Vladimir Makarov/Newspaper Excerpts

During the introduction of "No Russian", several newspaper pages concerning Makarov, from “The World Today” and others are flashed on the screen. Some paragraphs or whole articles are just repeated on the other newspapers.

Some newspaper clippings are also found in Makarov's safehouse, mentioning a bombing of Piccadilly Circus by Makarov, his views about Zakhaev and Russia taking notice of the airport massacre.

QuotesEdit

Main article: Vladimir Makarov/Quotes

GalleryEdit

Main article: Vladimir Makarov/Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • Makarov's left eye is blue and his right is green due to Heterochromia iridum.
    • Oddly, however, both of his eyes were green in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, even if his dossier mentioned the differences of his eye colors.
    • Even more strange, his Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC model also has same-colored eyes.
  • According to Soap's Journal, his blood type is A positive.
  • The 'Infamy' trailer which Makarov narrates was released on his birthday.
  • Inside Makarov's bedroom, within the safehouse, there are two books. One is titled Philosophy Politics and Poetry.
    • As well as this, there is a picture by Gerard Van Honthorst within the room.
  • In the February 2010 issue of Game Informer, Makarov was ranked #4 on "Top 10 Villains of '09".
  • In the Redemption trailer, Makarov is seen wearing the same clothes from "No Russian".
  • Makarov's initials are "Makarov, V. R." in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but are "Makarov, V. A." in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • Makarov is the announcer for the Inner Circle in the multiplayer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • The newspaper articles that are shown at the beginning of "No Russian" described Makarov as "on par with Al-Qaeda" in terms of the threat that he posed to the world.

ReferencesEdit

  1. File:Makarov Vows Revenge In Taped Message Article.png
  2. File:Makarov profile.jpg.
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuqDk4_MrU0&
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 No Russian
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blood Brothers
  6. Game Over
  7. Confirmed in Modern Warfare 3
  8. File:Makarov Vows Revenge Article.png
  9. Loose Ends
  10. Team Player
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