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|“||...anyone follows me, EVERYONE DIES. EVERYONE. This conversation is over.
|~ Jegorov concluding his warning and threat of nuclear detonation in "Deadly Cargo" from Hitman: Contracts.
Arkadij Jegorov, also known as Boris Ivanovich Deruzka, is a major antagonist in Hitman: Codename 47, a posthumous antagonist in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and a flashback antagonist in Hitman: Contracts.
Jegorov endured his childhood during the harsh poverty conditions and scrutiny of the local and loyal apparatchiks, causing him to cultivate a strong hatred for the USSR regime. He became a criminal at the age of 15 when he started stealing weapons from the Soviets and selling them to Cossack nationalists.
Later, Jegorov was turned to the authority by his father, but he managed to elude the police and went into hiding in the mountains before making his way to Marseilles, where he would join the French Foreign Legion in 1950.
By the end of his service in 1955, Jegorov had established a gun-running route through Turkey and Iran. His gunrunning activities continued after he left the league, culminating in his going into business with the Russian mafia in the mid 1980s and building up a gun-trafficking operation that covered most of the world. He also joined Dr. Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer's cloning project alongside Lee Hong, Pablo Belisario Ochoa and Frantz Fuchs.
Hitman: Codename 47
After getting impatient over Ort-Meyer's setback, Jegorov and the others decided to pressurize him by cutting his funds. However, Ort-Meyer manipulated the ICA and sent 47 to eliminate them all. During the hit, Jegorov was making an arms deal with a local bikers gang. 47 managed to locate Jegorov via tracking device in the money briefcase used by the bikers to pay Jegorov, before he infiltrated the heavily guarded dock at night, eliminating Jegorov and neutralizing a nuclear bomb on board his ship.
In the flashback of Hitman: Contracts, while attempting to purchase a nuclear bomb, Jegorov was intercepted and surrounded by the Dutch police force and special operations on board his cargo ship. Arming the nuclear device, Jegorov stated that the nuclear device would explode if he were to be shot and drop the device, threatening the SWAT team with it. Despite this, 47 was still able to assassinate Jegorov and neutralize the nuke.
Jegorov appears as a tall, mildly overweight man with balding dark hair, a moustache, shades, two gold chains, a gold tooth, and a blue Hawaiian shirt. Although he is 66 years old, he appears considerably younger due to fresh organs provided by Dr. Ort-Meyer. In Contracts, his Hawaiian shirt is red, and only sports one gold chain. He also has noticeably less hair on his head.