|“||A professional! Glad I hired one.||„|
|~ Viktor Novikov|
Viktor Novikov is the main antagonist of "The Showstopper" episode of HITMAN. He was a powerful Russian oligarch, proprietor of the Sanguine fashion house and an associate of IAGO, an infamous spy ring.
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Viktor Novikov made his first fortune in real estate. He was very successful at it for many years, but became financially strained by a subsequent recession and turned to criminal activity to sustain his lavish lifestyle Five years before the Paris incident, Novikov's girlfriend Dalia Margolis convinced him to buy Sanguine Fashion House, so they could use it as a front for IAGO, their espionage ring.
Novikov hosted a Fashion Show in Paris, but in secret he was doing that to deliver information regarding M16 agents to an unknown man. During the show, he and his girlfriend Dalia Margolis are both murdered by Agent 47 during the middle of the show.