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The Russian Mafia is a recurring group of antagonists in Grand Theft Auto 2. They'll first hire the player before fighting him.
The Russian Mafia is one of the several gangs located in Anywhere City, circa 2013. It is one of the three gangs fighting for control of the Industrial District of the city, becoming enemies with the Zaibatsu Corporation and the Hare Krishna. The Russians are led by a man named Jerkov, an ex-soldier for the Red Army.
Members of the gang are well-armed, with submachine-guns and drive armored vehicles. Despite that, they are the weakest gang in the Industrial District (except the Mad Island Gang), due to them not using any explosive weapons, as opposed to the Krishnas and the Zaibatsus.
Jerkov hires Claude, the game's protagonist, to help them fight their enemies and take over the territory. However Claude will fight alongside his former enemies and ultimately betray and destroy the organization, killing Jerkov in the process.