Lodov has extensive burns to his back and face from chemical thefts in Siberia. The rest of his body is heavily tattooed. He goes by the nicknames of "Red Eye", "The Lawyer" and "The Milkman". He became addicted to heroin during a stint on a whale trawler.
In Russia, his criminal record is littered with small crimes and acts of violence. He went in and out of prison all his life, and was almost hung for the death of a KGB agent, until it transpired he was a CIA double agent.
- 1995 - Attempted Murder; acquitted.
- 1996 - Kidnapping and robbery; witness died.
- 1997 - Daylight massacre of rival gang; witnesses dead.
- 1998 - Suspected kidnap of entire convent; purpose unknown.