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But you messed up and left a lot of bad debt. You left a good friend of mine out of pocket, big time.
Dimitri Rascalov

Russian Revolution is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV. It is the final mission given to Niko Bellic by Dimitri Rascalov.

This mission introduces the player to large scale shootouts and briefs on the cover system and blind fire.


After Niko and Dimitri agree to meet around the back of an abandoned warehouse in East Hook to collect the payment for Faustin's assassination. Little Jacob calls Niko to express his suspicion of Dimitri's motives and insists on joining Niko as backup in case the deal turns sour.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission, the player must:

  • Meet Little Jacob at the warehouse in East Hook.
  • Eliminate the Bulgarin Bratva members.
  • The cops are alerted. Get Jacob back to the Homebrew Cafe.
  • Lose your wanted level.
  • Take Little Jacob back to his cafe.


Niko meets up with Jacob around the back of the warehouse. Jacob will supervise the deal from a distance outside the warehouse whilst Niko enters to meet with Dimitri. When he enters, however, he sees Dimitri with Ray Bulgarin, a people smuggler Niko worked with in Eastern Europe, until he escaped in a botched trafficking operation.

Niko pleads with Bulgarin, though he is unsympathetic, claiming that Niko betrayed him in the botched deal. As Niko is unable to repay what was owed to Bulgarin, Bulgarin orders that Niko be killed, and a member of the Russian Mafia attempts to slit Niko's throat. However, Niko fights back and is soon joined in the warehouse by Jacob.

Eventually, once enough thugs have been killed, a cutscene will show Rascalov and Bulgarin escaping. Niko kills the remaining thugs and escapes to the back of the warehouse, where the LCPD will be waiting for the player. Niko and Jacob then enter the latter's Virgo that is parked nearby and evade the 2-star wanted level. After losing the police, Niko takes Jacob back to the Homebrew Café whilst both swear revenge against Dimitri.

After Niko drops Jacob off, he phones his cousin Roman to inform him of Dimitri's betrayal.


There is no reward for completing this mission. After completing the mission, Niko phones Roman, who asks Niko to meet him in East Island City. Following the conclusion of this phone call, the mission Roman's Sorrow is automatically unlocked.


Video Walkthrough


  • The mission's name is a reference to the 1917 Russian Revolution.
  • This is Ray Bulgarin's first mission appearance.
  • If the player shoots a police officer after exiting the warehouse, the Wanted Level will not grow to 3 stars as it does when a police officer is shot in normal gameplay as the officers' appearance is depicted in the mission.
  • Following this mission, Russian gangsters in Free Roam will become hostile to Niko and sometimes use the Micro Uzi and AK-47 when provoked. Prior to this, they will only use Knives, Pistols, and Pump Shotguns.
  • If the player refuses to answer Jacob on the phone (while on the way to the warehouse), Jacob will constantly call Niko every 2 or 3 seconds after the call is rejected.
    • After the phone call with Jacob ends, if the player is already at the warehouse, they will see Jacob spawning right next to the entrance of the warehouse.