Russian Mafia

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Russian Mafia
The Russian Mafia members in GTA San Andreas
Games: GTA 2
GTA San Andreas
Locations: GTA 2
Lubyanka Docks, Industrial Sector, Anywhere City
Hove Beach, Firefly Island and Beachgate, Broker, Liberty City
Leaders: GTA 2
Konstantin Petrovic; Mikhail Faustin; Dimitri Rascalov
Type: Russian Crime Syndicate
Enemies: GTA 2
The Zaibatsu Corporation; Hare Krishna
GTA San Andreas
Grove Street Families; Carl Johnson
Niko Bellic; The Lost Brotherhood; Hillside Posse; McReary Mob; Italian Mafia
Affiliations: GTA 2
Claude Speed
GTA San Andreas
Ballas; Los Santos Vagos; San Fierro Rifa
Niko Bellic
Colors: GTA 2
Vehicles: GTA 2
GTA San Andreas
Sentinel; Admiral; Feltzer
Schafter; Rebla; Super GT; Turismo; Uranus; Ingot; Banshee
Weapons: GTA IV
Knife; Pistol; SMG; AK-47; Uzi; Shotgun; Sniper Rifle
Businesses: GTA 2
Drug dealing
GTA San Andreas
Weapons trade
Human trafficking; pornography; Murder; Extortion; Alcohol
Fronts: GTA 2
GTA San Andreas
Comrades Bar; Perestroika; East Hook, Broker warehouse; a sex shop in Delaware Avenue
Members: GTA 2
Ivan; Uncle Vanka; Bilovski; Ziggy Pole; Lodov; Shagski; Sandra Tito; Chesti-Kov
Faustin's Family
Mikhail Faustin (Deceased)
Vlad Glebov (Deceased)
Dimitri Rascalov (Deceased)
Ivan Bytchkov (Can be killed in Ivan the Not So Terrible)
Sergei (Can be Killed in A Revenger's Tragedy)
Petrovic's Family
Kenny Petrovic
Lenny Petrovic (Deceased)
Georgi (Deceased)
Sergey (Deceased)
Bulgarin's Family
Rodislav Bulgarin

The Russian Mafia (Cyrillic: Русская мафия, Russkaya Mafiya) or Bratva (Братство) are a gang that appear in Grand Theft Auto 2, again briefly in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and play a major role in Grand Theft Auto IV.


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 Andreas

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 Mafia in Grand Theft Auto IV is a big and influential gang based in the south 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 Mafia is made up of two known families: the Petrovic Family, led by Kenny Petrovic and the Faustin Family, 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 SMG'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.


  • In Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, there is a way to gain more gang territory throughout the state of San Andreas. To exploit the glitch, fly a plane into the southwest or southeast corners of the map, and continue onwards in the respective direction; continue this for a long period (30 real-world minutes is suggested), then either fly back (which will take a long time), or drown oneself after the 30-minute mark. After returning or awaking at a hospital, a glitch will have occured, and there will be gang territories visible all over San Andreas. The Russian Mafia can now be encountered in Las Venturas, usually wielding Desert Eagles, and driving Feltzers, Sentinels, or Admirals.