Jerkov is Claude's first contact in the Industrial Sector. Jerkov is a high ranking member of the Russian Mafia who are jealous of the USA's products, so they steal cars and weapons to sell back in Russia. The Russians are against the Zaibatsu Corporation and the Hare Krishna. Jerkov sends Russian assassins to kill Krishna leader, Sunbeam, but are thwarted by Claude. The Russians return to Russia after the gang wars between them and the Zaibatsu corporation.