The Russian Mafia (Cyrillic: Русская мафия, Russkaya Mafiya) or Bratva (Братство) are a gang that appear briefly in Grand Theft Auto 2, again briefly in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and play a major role in Grand Theft Auto IV.
|Games:||Grand Theft Auto 2|
|Type:||Russian Crime Syndicate|
Drug dealing GTA San Andreas Weapons trade GTA IV Weapons Trade; Human Trafficking; Murder; Extortion; Alcohol; Drugs
Ivan; Uncle Vanka; Bilovski; Ziggy Pole; Lodov; Shagski; Sandra Tito; Chesti-Kov
Mikhail Faustin (Deceased)
The Russian Mafia, in GTA 2, are led by Jerkov and are experts in contract killings and gun running. They are located in the Industrial Sector and are in a rivalry with the Hare Krishna and in an intense rivalry with The Zaibatsu Corporation. Jerkov hires Claude Speed to kill Zaibatsu gang members, save Jerkov from assassins and killing other Russian drug dealers, amongst other things. Their favorite radio station is KGBH, a pun on the Soviet KGB. Other members include: Ivan, Uncle Vanka, Bilovski, Ziggy Pole, Lodov, Shagski, Sandra Tito and Chesti-Kov.
GTA San AndreasEdit
The Russian Mafia only appear in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a short time. They wear black t-shirts or grey sweaters, or matching jackets and trousers. Though they have no permanent stake in the state, they have claimed the Atrium as a temporary turf in the mission Just Business, and also appear in league with the Ballas, Los Santos Vagos and San Fierro Rifa in Big Smoke's "Crack Palace". Their influence is obviously felt considerably more overseas, but after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russian mobsters flooded into America.
The Russian Bratski Krug runs the south and west part of Broker, Liberty City. Members can be seen all over Hove Beach, Firefly Island and Beachgate in large numbers, the majority of them appear to wear Russian caps. They may wear any of a variety of clothes, including suits, Russian fur hats, leather gloves, camo trousers, black/diamond-knit turtlenecks and green/brown suit jackets. Some have tattoos on their hands -- some have a Soviet hammer and sickle on the back of the hand, some have a cross on the palm, and there are two other as-yet unidentified tattoos. The Russian Bratski Krug is made up of two known families: the Petrovic Bratva, led by Kenny Petrovic and the Faustin Bratva, led by Mikhail Faustin. The Faustin's Bratva will after be destroyed by Niko Bellic. Unidentified Russians in fur hats and sunglasses will shoot at you in the Russian Shop should you open fire at the clerk; considering the store's nature and location, these are likely to be Russian Mafia members fulfilling their part of a protection racket. Russian's weapons range from Pistol's, a Combat Shotgun, or AK47's. The Russians are very loyal to each other. If Niko fires at one Russian, then other Russians within Niko's area will shoot at him.