Ivan first appeared during the opening cutscene of "Bull in a China Shop", having just concluded a meeting with Vladimir Glebov and leaves just as Niko Bellic is entering. Later, Vlad orders Niko to execute him by Mikhail Faustin's command. Niko's hunt for Ivan leads them to a rooftop chase, during which Ivan warns Niko that Vlad is a nobody, and that killing for him is pointless. Ivan takes a bad step and dangles off the edge of a destroyed fire escape. At this point, Ivan can be killed or left alive.
If the player chooses to kill Ivan, Niko steps on Ivan's fingers, sending him falling to his death. Niko finds out later that Ivan was right: Vlad was a nobody, with no allies willing to step in to avenge him.
If the player chooses to spare Ivan, Niko helps him up, stating that he can't be that bad if Vlad wants him dead. Ivan repeatedly thanks Niko Bellic by calling him a "good man". Niko Bellic meets Ivan later on the streets of Alderney as a random character. Ivan is engaged to a beautiful American woman. who he has sex with three times a week, he lives in Alderney, and has a new job as a "money lender." Niko helps Ivan collect a debt from several hustlers who choose not to repay him, they try to whack Ivan but they do not survive the gunfight because Niko Bellic saves Ivan again.
His name is humorously pronounced as "Bitch-Kov".
- GTA IV
- The Lost and Damned
LCPD Database information
First Name: Ivan
Place of Birth: Russia
Affiliations: Known associate of Vladimir Glebov.
- 2000 - Embezzlement
- 2004 - Burglary: Illegal Entry with Criminal Intent
- Immigrated to the US from Russia in early 90s.
- Resident of Hove Beach.
- Believed to be involved in Russian Organized Crime.
- Suspected of white collar crimes.
- Connections with known gangster Vladimir Glebov.