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People who f-ck with me get f-cked with!
~ Vlad ordering Niko to work for him.
You've killed yourself and your cousin, yokel. You are a dead man. Mikhail Faustin thought of me as a brother. He will get revenge. You are nothing in this city. You will be crushed.
~ Vlad warning Niko that killing him will only make things worse.

Vladimir "Vlad" Glebov (August 11, 1967 - April 2008) is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series. He appears as a major antagonist in Grand Theft Auto IV, appearing as the first major antagonist encountered in the storyline. He also appears as a cameo character in The Lost and Damned.

He was voiced by Misha Kuznetsov, who also played General Ozerov in Stranger Things.


Vlad was born in Russia in August 11, 1967. Little is specifically known about his childhood, except that he has a sister. At some point in the late 1980s, he met Dimitri Rascalov and Mikhail Faustin, and affiliated himself with them. In the late 1990s, he along with Faustin and Dimitri moved to Liberty City, located in the United States. He then purchased and began operating at Comrades Bar, located in the Hove Beach area, where he regularly held meetings with his associates. During his time in Liberty City, he became a high-ranking member and worked as the Mafia's debt collector. 35 years later in 2002, Vlad was arrested for public lewdness. He was then arrested for sexual assault in 2003, and then arrested for extortion in 2004.

Three years later in 2005, Vlad met Roman Bellic who was in a large amount of debt from gambling. Roman borrowed some money from Vlad, but he was unable to pay him back for a while. Roman's girlfriend, Mallorie Bardas, began sleeping with Vlad in order to protect Roman from getting hurt for being unable to pay said debt. Vlad and his men protected Roman from two Albanian thugs named Bledar Morina and Dardan Petrela, who Roman also owed money to. At some unknown point, Vlad started using the drug cocaine, developing an addiction to it.


Three years later in 2008, Vlad met Roman's cousin, Niko Bellic, and forced him to work for him in order to pay off Roman's debts. Vlad's work was, taking protection from a Chinese shop worker, and later from Muscovski, a laundromat owner. Vlad also told Niko to steal a Blista Compact from a man that didn't pay Mikhail. Vlad's last mission for Niko was to kill Ivan, who angered Mikhail. Niko can either kill or spare Ivan, the latter option making him appear in a random encounter later on. Niko called Vlad about the mission and Vlad revealed to Niko that he has an affair with Mallorie, making Niko very angry and threatens him that he will break him if he says that to his face.


After Niko learns that Vlad has been having an affair with Mallorie behind Roman's back, Niko confronts Vlad at Comrades Bar. After a brief chase through the neighborhood, Niko shoots Vlad in the left eye under the Algonquin Bridge before tossing his corpse into the Humboldt River, ignoring the fact that his boss, Mikhail Faustin, will certainly track down the man responsible for his murder. Mikhail later admits that Vlad was an idiot, and the only reason he was still employed in his organization was that Mikhail had sexual intercourse with Vlad's sister. Since Vlad has not been found after being killed, the LCPD database lists him as "missing".


  • He is about 6'2 and 246 lbs.
  • He is very similar to Ray Boccino, from the same game. Both are antagonists who give Niko Bellic missions, are later on killed by him, and work for higher up mobsters. Dimitri Rascalov in Vlad’s case and Jimmy Pegorino in Ray’s case. They also both love to smoke in the businesses they own. They are also both macho womanizers and very sarcastic.
  • Vlad is also similar to Kyle Chavis from GTA V, story wise. Both characters are relatively small but indirectly start the main events of their games. If Kyle Chavis had never slept with Amanda, Michael would have never torn down Martin Madrazo's home and needed to perform heists to repay him and meet Trevor Philips again. If Vlad had never slept with Roman's girlfriend Mallorie, Niko would have never have killed him and therefore never have met Mikhail Faustin or Dimitri Rascalov.



Grand Theft Auto
The Police

Grand Theft Auto 2
Claude Speed | Billy Bob Bean | Johnny Zoo

Grand Theft Auto III
Claude | Catalina | Salvatore Leone | Miguel | Donald Love | Asuka Kasen | King Courtney | Toni Cipriani | Phil Cassidy | Curly Bob

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Tommy Vercetti | Sonny Forelli | Lance Vance | Ricardo Diaz | Phil Cassidy | Auntie Poulet | Gonzalez | Leo Teal | The Psycho | Donald Love | Victor Vance | Mr. Black

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Carl Johnson | Sweet Johnson | Cesar Vialpando | Frank Tenpenny | Big Smoke | Ryder | Eddie Pulaski | Jizzy B. | T-Bone Mendez | Catalina | OG Loc | Johnny Sindacco | Salvatore Leone | B Dup | Claude | Snakehead | Tommy Vercetti

Grand Theft Auto Advance
Mike | Vinnie | Colombian Cartel Lieutenant | King Courtney | Asuka Kasen

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Toni Cipriani | Massimo Torini | Paulie Sindacco | Vincenzo Cilli | Salvatore Leone | Leon McAffrey | Donald Love | JD O'Toole | Ned Burner | Phil Cassidy | Kazuki Kasen

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Victor Vance | Jerry Martinez | Diego & Armando Mendez | Marty Jay Williams | Lance Vance | Ricardo Diaz | Phil Cassidy | Bryan Forbes | Trailer Park Mafia

Grand Theft Auto IV
Niko Bellic | Dimitri Rascalov | Jimmy Pegorino | Darko Brevic | Vlad Glebov | Ray Bulgarin | Mikhail Faustin | Ray Boccino | Packie McReary | Derrick McReary | Francis McReary | Gerald McReary | Playboy X | Dwayne Forge | Johnny Klebitz | Luis Lopez | Roman's Kidnapper | Clarence Little | Dardan Petrela | Jim Fitzgerald | Teddy Benavidez | Eddie Low | The Fixer | Jon Gravelli | Wedding Assassin | Trunchez Brothers | Pegorino Family | Jeff Harlingford | Isaac Roth | United Liberty Paper Contact | Aiden O'Malley

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
Johnny Klebitz | Billy Grey | Ray Boccino | Brian Jeremy | Jim Fitzgerald | Terry Thorpe | Clay Simons | Niko Bellic | Luis Lopez | Dimitri Rascalov | Roman's Kidnapper | Ray's Goon | Lester Arnold

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Luis Lopez | Ray Bulgarin | Rocco Pelosi | Timur | Vince Pelosi | Yusuf Amir | Niko Bellic | Johnny Klebitz | Vic Manzano | Marki Ashvilli | Billy Grey | Dimitri Rascalov

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Huang Lee | Wu Lee | Zhou Ming | Chan Jaoming | Rudy D'Avanzo | Mini Gun Wonsu Assassin | Lester Arnold

Grand Theft Auto V
Michael De Santa | Trevor Philips | Franklin Clinton | Devin Weston | Steve Haines | Wei Cheng | Stretch | Molly Schultz | Don Percival | Lester Crest | Lamar Davis | Dave Norton | Brad Snider | Martin Madrazo | Jimmy De Santa | Simeon Yetarian | Andreas Sanchez | Cris Formage | Rocco Pelosi | Peter Dreyfuss | Clay Simons | Terry Thorpe | D | Patrick McReary | Johnny Klebitz | Paige Harris | Elwood O'Neil | Ortega | Enzo Bonelli | Billy Grey | United Liberty Paper Contact

Grand Theft Auto Online
Main Game
GTA Online Protagonists | Lester Crest | Trevor Philips | Cris Formage
The Doomsday Heist
Avon Hertz | Cliffford | United Liberty Paper Contact
The Diamond Casino & Resort
Thornton Duggan | Avery Duggan
The Diamond Casino Heist
Thornton Duggan
Los Santos Summer Special
The Boss
The Cayo Perico Heist
Juan Strickler

Gangs and Cartels
Angels of Death Motorcycle Club | Ballas | Cholos | Colombian Cartel | Da Nang Boys | Diaz's Gang | Grove Street Families | Los Santos Vagos | The Lost MC | Madrazo Cartel | Marabunta Grande | O'Neil Brothers | San Fierro Rifa | Seville Boulevard Families | Southside Hoods | Street Sharks | Varrios Los Aztecas | Trailer Park Mafia | Trevor Philips Enterprises
Armenian Mob | Bulgarin Family | Duggan Crime Family | Faustin-Rascalov Family | Forelli Family | Trunchez Brothers | Kkangpae | Leone Family | Russian Mafia | Sicilian Mafia
Liberty City Triads | Los Santos Triads
The Law
Police | C.R.A.S.H. | Los Santos Police Department | Federal Investigation Bureau | International Affairs Agency
Altruist Cult | Epsilon Program
Cliffford Mercenaries | Crack Dealers | Liquor Store Bandits | Loco Syndicate | Merryweather Security | SRS | Survivalists | The Professionals | Zaibatsu Corporation | Zombotech Corporation