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Vladimir Bierko is a major antagonist of Day 5 of 24. He is the leader of a group of Russian terrorists called Dawn Brigade who makes several threats and attacks involving canisters of nerve gas.

He was portrayed by Julian Sands, who also played the titular character in The Phantom of the Opera, DeFalco in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Steve Essex in A Nasty Piece of Work, Warlock in the Warlock film series, Valmont in Jackie Chan Adventures, Yulish Rabitov in Banshee, Gerald Crane in Gotham, and Jor-El in Smallville.


Bierko received the nerve gas from Charles Logan, who intended to set the nerve gas off to kill Bierko and his men in order to send a message that the US had weapons of mass destruction. A scene was staged in which Ivan Erwich, one of Bierko's men, stole the nerve gas from a hostage situation. Erwich used one of the twenty canisters on a mall, which suffered minimal casualties due to CTU's intervention.

Upon realizing that James Nathanson, who was really working for Logan and Christopher Henderson, had betrayed him, Bierko killed Erwich for deviating from his plan, as he intended to use it against Moscow, and sent his men to kill Nathanson. He forced Logan to give him Russian President Suvarov's motorcade route by threatening to release nerve gas. When the attack failed, he decided to use the nerve gas on America.

First one of his men, Viktor Grigorin, tried to release the second canister in a hospital, but Curtis Manning killed Grigorin and put the canister in a contained area so no one was affected. Another of Bierko's men Ostroff released the third canister in CTU, although he was killed by Jack Bauer in the process. Much of CTU's staff, including Edgar Stiles and Lynn McGill, were killed in the attack, although Lynn sacrificed himself to flush out the nerve gas before it could enter the sealed areas.

Bierko attempted to release the remaining 17 canisters through a gas plant, but Jack Bauer and a CTU team arrived to stop him, incinerating the nerve gas and knocking Bierko unconscious. He was taken to CTU.

After regaining consciousness, Bierko was being transferred when he suddenly escaped. He had only used 16 canisters of nerve gas in his previous attack, saving the last one for a Russian submarine, which he used to kill all but one of its crew so he could take it over and launch the submarine's missiles. However, Jack and Henderson arrived and put a stop to his plans. Jack fought Bierko and killed him by breaking his neck.


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Day 1
Victor Drazen | Andre Drazen | Nina Myers | Ira Gaines | Jamey Farrell | Mandy

Day 2
Peter Kingsley | Syed Ali | Nina Myers | Joseph Wald | Mandy

Day 3
Stephen Saunders | Michael Amador | Hector Salazar | Ramon Salazar

Day 4
Habib Marwan | Navi Araz | Kalil Hasan | Mandy

Day 5
Charles Logan | Christopher Henderson | Vladimir Bierko | Graem Bauer

Day 6
Phillip Bauer | Cheng Zhi | Abu Fayed

Benjamin Juma | Iké Dubaku | Youssou Dubaku | Jonas Hodges

Day 7
Alan Wilson | Tony Almeida | Benjamin Juma | Jonas Hodges | Iké Dubaku

Day 8
Yuri Suvarov | Charles Logan | Dana Walsh | Samir Mehran | Farhad Hassan | Mikhail Novakovich

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Ibrahim Bin-Khalid | Jadalla Bin-Khalid | Tony Almeida | Christopher Henderson