Vladimir Glebov

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Character
Vladimir Glebov
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Appearances [[Appearance::Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned]]
Full Name Vladimir Glebov
Aliases Vlad, Vladdy, Vladdy Boy
Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1967
Place of Birth Russia
Date of Death [[Error: Invalid time.|2008 (aged 41)]][[DOD::2008 (aged 41)| ]]
Age at Death
Nationality Russian
Home Liberty City
Family Unnamed sister
Main Affiliations Mikhail Faustin
Ivan Bytchkov
Niko Bellic
Roman Bellic
Dimitri Rascalov
Mallorie Bardas
Vehicles Marbelle
Blista Compact
Businesses Comrades Bar
Loan Sharking
Voiced by Misha Kuznetsov

Vladimir "Vlad" Glebov (Russian: Владимир Глебов) is a major character in Grand Theft Auto IV, appearing early during GTA IV's storyline.

Description

Vlad is prominently a Russian loan shark operating in Hove Beach, Broker. Feudalistic in his mannerism, he tends to group people into social classes and treat lowly people as "serfs",who are obligated to do his bidding; Vlad prefers to call Niko Bellic a "yokel" or "Fatty Roman's Cousin" instead of his actual name, but fails to successfully dominate Niko due to Niko's witty defiance, with he and Roman calling him "Vladdy" or "Vladdy Boy" back. Glebov owns a Russian bar called Comrades in the neighborhood, and drives a sky blue Marbelle, as seen in the cut-scene for Clean Getaway and the chase sequence in Uncle Vlad. It is implied that Vlad is a heavy drinker, abuses cocaine, and is a womanizer.

Glebov also attempts to increase his status with the other Russian gangsters like Mikhail Faustin by doing collections for them. He also employs Niko, initially to help enforce his protection racket but also for low-level assassinations, including that of Ivan Bytchkov. He also threatens Roman constantly and regularly fails to protect him from the Albanian Mafia, despite promises to the contrary. Early during his appearance, Glebov is been depicted attempting to coax Mallorie Bardas to abandon Roman in favor of him, with very limited success.

Death

After Niko learns that Vlad has been having an affair with Mallorie Bardas behind his cousin Roman's back, Niko confronts Vlad at Comrades Bar. After a brief chase through the neighborhood, Niko shoots Vlad in the left eye under the Algonquin Bridge before tossing his corpse into the Humboldt River, ignoring the fact that his boss, Mikhail Faustin, will certainly track down the man responsible for his murder. Mikhail later admits that Vlad was an idiot, and the only reason he was still been employed in his organization was that Mikhail "fucks his (Vlad's) sister." Since Vlad is not been found after being killed, the LCPD database lists him as "missing".

Mission appearances

GTA IV
The Lost and Damned


LCPD database record

Surname: Glebov

First name: Vladmir

Age: 41

Place of Birth: Russia

Affiliations: Known associate of Mikhail Faustin.

Criminal record:

  • 2002 - Public Lewdness
  • 2003 - Sexual Assault
  • 2004 - Extortion

Notes:

  • Recently arrived in Liberty City from Russia.
  • Owner of Comrades bar in Hove Beach.
  • Connections with Mikhail Faustin and Dimitri Rascalov.
  • Believed to be well below Faustin and Rascalov in the criminal food chain.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Russia, the nickname for Vladimir is Vova and Vlad is for Vladislav. It may be that "Vlad" is just easier to pronounce for Americans.
  • During the mission Do You Have Protection?, Dimitri mentioned that Vlad was debt collector in Faustin Family. It could be his official rank.