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The Tarasov Crime Family are a Russian criminal organization headed by Viggo Tarasov. They are the main antagonists of the first John Wick movie.


Prior to the events of the movie, John Wick worked for them. He had previously carried out an impossible task that laid the foundation for their rise to power. After completing the task, Viggo allowed John to leave the criminal underworld to be with a woman named Helen he had fallen in love with.

However, John was brought back in when Viggo's son, Iosef Tarasov, stole his car and killed his dog (who was the last present that Helen gave when she died). This prompted John to try and get revenge by killing Iosef. Upon realizing John's true motives, Viggo tries to pacify the situation by talking John out of killing Iosef, but later sent his goons, as well as several assassins he had hired, to kill John. However, John defeated everything Viggo sent at him and succeeded in killing Iosef.

Despite being content to let Viggo live, the crime boss killed John's old friend Marcus shortly after, rekindling the flames of their war. John later confronted Viggo and killed him.

John later tracked down a chop shop owned by Viggo's brother, Abram Tarasov, where his car was held. John attacked the facility and killed many of Abram's henchmen, though ultimately made peace with Abram and agreed to let him live.

Known Members


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Tarasov Crime Family
Viggo Tarasov | Iosef Tarasov | Avi | Ms. Perkins | Kirill | Abram Tarasov

D'Antonio Crime Family
Santino D'Antonio | Ares | Gianna D'Antonio | Cassian

High Table
The Adjudicator | Zero | Winston | The Elder

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