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CHARACTER
Dimitri Rascalov
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Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV Episodes (Mentioned)
Full name: Dimitri Rascalov
Status: Deceased
Gender:

Male

Date of birth: 1969
Place of birth: Russia
Date of death: 2008 (Age 39)
Home: Liberty City
Nationality: Russian
Family: Unnamed female cousin
Main affiliation: Faustin Bratva (Underboss; formerly)
Rascalov Bratva (Leader)
Bulgarin Bratva (Associate)
Petrovic Bratva (Associate)
Pegorino crime family (Associate)
Ancelotti crime family (Associate)
Businesses: Drug dealing
Protection
Voiced by: Moti Margolin

Dimitri Rascalov is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series, who appears as a central character and the primary antagonist of Grand Theft Auto IV. He is also mentioned in both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Dimitri Rascalov is a Russian mobster and drug dealer, the Underboss of the Faustin Bratva and the right-hand man of Mikhail Faustin, as well his best friend.

Dimitri first meets Grand Theft Auto IV protagonist Niko Bellic during "Crime and Punishment", and the two become friends and partners, with Dimitri being known as loyal and friendly. However, Dimitri later betrays Niko, by having him killing Faustin and later selling him to Niko's long-time enemy, Ray Bulgarin.

After he is revealed to be the main antagonist, Dimitri continues to hunt Niko by various actions including kidnapping his cousin Roman and blackmailing his friend Bernie Crane. He also becomes a major figure in the city's underworld, forming the Rascalov Bratva from Faustin's ruined crime family.

He is ultimately killed by Niko in the game's ending, though his death differs in the two optinal endings: Deal and Revenge.

Dimitri Rascalov was voiced by Moti Margolin.

Background

Life in Russia

Dimitri Rascalov was born in Russia, most likely in Moscow, circa 1969. As a young adult, Dimitri joined the Soviet Army and participated in the Cold War. During his service, Dimitri met another soldier, Mikhail Faustin, and the two befriended, with Faustin would later call Dimitri as his "brother for life". During the war, the two were later spent time in a Serbian prison, with Faustin often protected Dimitri from other inmates who attempted to rape him.

At some point during the early 1980s, Dimitri and Faustin began to be involved in criminal activities, "selling hash to tourists in Red Square". During his criminal career in Russia, Dimitri was convicted of murder at least twice. Eventually, Faustin founded his own crime organization, with Dimitri acting as his right-hand man.

At some point before he and Faustin moved to the United States, Dimitri met a well-known and powerful Russian kingpin, Ray Bulgarin, and the two became friends and associates, with Bulgarin would be known in future as the only associate Dimitri never betrayed.

Life in Liberty City

In the late 1980s, Dimitri, Faustin, Faustin's family and severel associates moved to Liberty City. According to the LCPD, Dimitri managed to move to the USA after he "exploited a loophole in the US immigration treaty".

Dimitri and Faustin settled in Broker and continued their criminal activities in the city. The two began a sort of a truce with a rival Russian Bratva, led under Kenny Petrovic, the most powerful Russian criminal in the city. It is assumed the two Bratvas maintained the truce mainly because Dimitri's cousin dated Petrovic's son, Lenny.

Over the time, Dimitri grew tired of Faustin's leadership, mainly because of Faustin's growing insanity because of heavy drug usage. Dimitri began to plot against his best friend, eager to obtain power, and waited for an opportunity. The LCPD also reported that Dimitri has been making deals with both Petrovic and the Ancelotti crime family.

During his time in Liberty City, Dimitri was arrested in 1998 for extortion, and in 2001 for hijacking.

Events of Grand Theft Auto IV Era

Meeting the Bellic cousins

Vladimir Glebov, who works for Dimitri and Faustin, begins to employ Niko Bellic as Niko cousin Roman is in debt to Vlad. Vlad is eventually killed by Niko after discovering that Vlad had a sexual relationship with Roman's girlfriend Mallorie Bardas.

After Vlad's death, Dimitri sends his associate Andrei to kidnap the Bellic cousins, bringing them to Faustin's mansion. As revealed by both Faustin and Dimitri, Dimitri wanted to kill Niko and Roman, but Mikhail decided to spare them.

At Faustin's basement, Dimitri first encounter Niko and Roman, having Roman gagged for crying and making noise. Dimitri wakes Niko up (who was put unconscioused by Andrei) by slapping him, before berating Andrei for bringing the Bellic cousins to Faustin's home. Mikhail soon enters the basement, angry at Andrei for bringing Niko and at Dimitri for hiring Andrei, before executing Andrei with a shot to his head.

At Niko's request, Dimitri ungaggs Roman, who begins to shout for help, only to be shot by Faustin, much to Dimitri's dismey. Faustin sends Niko to steal a van full of televisions so they could sell it.

Dimitri unties Niko, promising him he would take care of Roman while Niko will complete the task. After both deeds are done, Niko and Dimitri start to work together under Faustin.

Working with Niko

Niko begins to work with Dimitri for Faustin. In their first task together, a pornographic film maker called Joseph Kaplan refuses to pay protection money to Faustin. After a brief arguement with Faustin, Dimitri tells Niko to drive him to The Peep Hole, Joseph's front for making films. At the sex store, Dimitri makes Joseph pay the money after Niko has injured Joseph's friend Brett, before being injured by Dimitri as well. After obtaining the money, Dimitri tells Niko to drive to an underground gun shop, where Dimitri buys him a Micro Uzi.

Dimitri and Niko later arrive to Perestroika, Mikhail's club, to tell Faustin that they are being heavily watched by the LCPD because of their reckless behavior. Faustin, however, believes that someone has ratted them out, thinking that Lenny Petrovic, Kenny's son, is the rat. Faustin sends Niko to eliminate Lenny, despite Dimitri's warnings that Kenny will not take this act kindly, leading to an arguement between Dimitri and Faustin. Niko heads to Lenny's location and kill Petrovic's son. Dimitri soon calls Niko, telling him thathe killed the son of one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the city.

Following Lenny's murder, Dimitri begins to plan his rise to power, including a few meetings with Petrovic, as well being absent during Mikhail's problems with Jason Michaels. Mikhail then decides to deliver another blow to Petrovic, much to Dimitri's dismey, having Niko bring a truck loaded with a bomb to destroy Petrovic's garage, destroying Dimitri's chances to make a truce between Faustin and Petrovic.

Rise to power

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Dimitri and Niko discuss on Faustin.

Having no other solution, Dimitri and Petrovic decide that Faustin is too dangerous and has to be killed. Dimitri text messages Niko, asking him to meet him at Hove Beach, where he tells him the situation they are facing.

Dimitri tells Niko that the only way Petrovic will spare them is by sending Niko kill Faustin, as Niko was just a hired gun, and killed Petrovic's son under Faustin's orders. Niko agrees and kills Faustin on the roof of Perestroika. Moments before his death, Faustin tells Niko that Dimitri has became greedy because of America, and he will betray Niko as well.

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Dimitri betraying Niko to Bulgarin.

After Fasutin's death, Niko, who ignored his last words about Dimitri's future treachery, is called by Dimitri to come to a warehouse next to Broker's docks to get his money for Faustin's assassination. Niko is met by Dimitri, who begin to question Niko on his jobs prior to moving to Liberty City, revealing himself to be a friend of Ray Bulgarin - Niko's enemy and one-time employer. Dimitri and Bulgarin attempt to murder Niko, but end up escaping him and his associate Little Jacob as the LCPD arrive.

Dimitri has his men burning down the Bellic cousins' apartment and business, forcing Niko and Roman out of Broker to Bohan. Niko later receives a phone call from Dimitri, who reveals Niko his desire for power to be his reason for betrayal.

Kidnapping Roman

Blackmailing the Deputy Mayor

Later actions

Ending

Revenge

Deal

Personality and traits

Appearance

Weapons

Vehicles

LCPD database record

Surname: Rascalov

First Name: Dimitri

Age: 39

Place of Birth: Russia

Affiliations:

  • Known associate of Mikhail Faustin.
  • Linked to Russian Organized Crime Syndicates throughout Liberty City.

Criminal Record:

  • 1998 - Extortion
  • 2000 - Hijacking

Notes:

  • Prior murder convictions in Russia.
  • Exploited a loophole in the immigration treaty to gain US residency in the mid 90s.
  • Believed to be the right hand man of Mikhail Faustin, the Russian national in control of organized crime in the Hove Beach area.
  • Reported dealings with Russian mobster Kenny Petrovic and members of the Ancelotti Crime Syndicate.

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GTA IV
TLAD
TBOGT

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