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You were the stupid one, Vladdy boy. Nobody fucks with my family.
Niko Bellic

Uncle Vlad is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV, given to the protagonist Niko Bellic by his cousin Roman Bellic and introduces the player to executions, a type of assassination which displays a cutscene, if a pistol is used.

Plot and Walkthrough

Opening Scene

Niko finds Roman drinking at the cab depot, apparently he is depressed because he has just found out that Mallorie is having an affair with Vlad, Niko doesn't get surprised and says that he was also suspicious of the affair. Roman gets angry at this statement and says that Niko should have alerted him instead of keeping to himself. Indignant at being called disloyal by Roman, Niko decides to take matters at his own hand and go personally talk to Vlad about the affair. Roman gets nervous after hearing this and decides to go with Niko to prevent him from doing "anything stupid".

Killing Vlad

Go with Roman and look for Vlad at Comrades.
Waypoint: Comrades Bar off Mohawk Avenue in Hove Beach, Broker.

Niko and Roman confronts Vlad at the Comrades Bar, who escapes out the back door of the bar, leaving Niko to fight his two goons.

Don't let Vlad escape.

Use preferably a Shotgun to kill the two goons without taking damage and get out of the bar, either following Vlad through the back door or the front door. Vlad will wait outside the bar indefinitely until the player exits, so there's no need to worry about taking too long inside the bar. As soon as the player is outside, Vlad will be show fleeing in a Marbelle.

Vlad is fleeing in his car. Get back to your vehicle and chase after him.
Chase after Vlad.

Go back to the vehicle and chase Vlad, there's no secret here, just keep close to Vlad's vehicle through the chase and pay attention to the trucks and buses that can block the patch. Eventually Vlad will crash his car on the eastern shore of the Humboldt River and try to escape on foot.

Vlad's crashed his car. He's trying to escape on foot.

Vlad will tell Niko that if he kills him, Niko will be throwing his and Roman's lives away for "that piece of Puerto Rican chocha", and that he has powerful friends who will find and kill them, Niko ignores Vlad and shoots him in the face at point blank range. However, Roman thinks that killing Vlad may make his goons kill Niko and Roman. But, Niko confronts Roman and says that everything would be fine.

Roman flees, eventually hiding in a dumpster on Tulsa Street, Broker, thinking that it would be a good hiding spot from Mikhail Faustin, Vlad's boss.


This section/page depicts all cutscenes and dialogues in the mission "Uncle Vlad" in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Roman Bellic calls Niko Bellic.
Roman Bellic: Niko, now that you've settled into life in Liberty City, I was wondering if you could start to help your cousin with the family business.
Niko Bellic: I thought all I'd been doing since I got here was helping you out.
Roman Bellic: You have, you have, but I mean officially. I need more drivers for the cab company. I'll pay you properly.
Niko Bellic: Okay then.
Roman Bellic: Just call me whenever you want to take a fare. You can do as many as you like, Niko. There are always more customers.
Call ends.
Niko Bellic enters the car depot, and found out that Vladimir Glebov had slept with Mallorie Bardas, which angers Roman Bellic. Niko Bellic suggests killing Vladimir Glebov, and Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic leaves.
Niko Bellic: Hey, what's wrong?
Roman Bellic: Hey, cousin. Bullshit.
Niko Bellic: What's bullshit?
Roman Bellic: Mallorie.
Niko Bellic: Oh. What about her?
Roman Bellic: I like her... I really like her...
Niko Bellic: But you keep messing around with other women.
Roman Bellic: Yeah... no. I think she's messing around with Vlad. I saw his car parked outside her place the other day.
Niko Bellic: Yeah...
Roman Bellic: You knew?
Niko Bellic: I had suspicions.
Roman Bellic: You fucking knew?
Niko Bellic: What was I going to say?
Roman Bellic: You knew my woman was banging this warthog and you didn't do anything?
Niko Bellic: I didn't...
Roman Bellic: You didn't say anything?
Niko Bellic: I didn't know!
Roman Bellic: You're an asshole, Niko Bellic, a disloyal user. After what I did for you, you dick! You fucking dick!
Niko Bellic: I'm sorry!
Roman Bellic: Screw you.
Niko Bellic: Alright, so you want me to deal with it, right now?
Roman Bellic: No. Sit down.
Niko Bellic: No! I'm not going to stand here and have you call me disloyal. You might let some Russian asswipe bang your woman, but I won't.
Roman Bellic: But you fucking did!
Niko Bellic: That was before I knew you cared! You always were a hypocrite.
Roman Bellic: Niko... wait. Don't do anything stupid. Wait for me!
Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic enter the car.
Roman Bellic: Tell me you're just blowing off some steam... You're going for a little drive... you're going to leave Vlad alone, right?
Niko Bellic drives to the bar. (First Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: Don't do anything stupid, cousin.
Niko Bellic: Nothing as stupid as letting that fat swine give it to Mallorie.
Roman Bellic: Hey, it happens, we have an open relationship. I do my thing, she does hers. Maybe next time I might watch them at it... urgh... to watch his fat, hairy, sweaty back going up and down. I can't take it. How could she do this?
Niko Bellic: I knew you cared. I have to do this.
Niko Bellic drives to the bar. (Second Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: Cousin, this is crazy. We got each other. We don't need women in our lives. I getting tired of Mallorie. She's too old for me anyway.
Niko Bellic: You have been pushed around too much, Roman. You let this people use me, use you. They will not use Mallorie as well. She is too good for that.
Roman Bellic: She's too good for me. Vlad should have her.
Niko Bellic: I will show Vladdy what he can have.
Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic enter the bar and confronts Vladimir Glebov. Vladimir Glebov then escapes and Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic chases Vladimir Glebov.
Roman Bellic: Wait Niko, you have to think this through.
Niko Bellic: Stay out here, let the big boys have their conversation inside.
Vladimir Glebov: Gimme a drink. Anyway...
Mickey: You got it.
Vladimir Glebov: Cabbages? Why eat cabbages when you can have potatoes?
Niko Bellic: Hey.
Vladimir Glebov: Potatoes...
Niko Bellic: Vladdy boy! I'd like a word with you.
Vladimir Glebov: What are you doing here? Did I summon you... boy?
Niko Bellic: I told you to stay away from Mallorie.
Vladimir Glebov: Go away!
Niko Bellic: And now Roman is upset.
Vladimir Glebov: Oh, Roman is upset. Excuse me. Do you think I give a fuck, peasant? Oh, there he is. Hey fatty, I'm sorry you're so upset. Boo fucking hoo.
Roman Bellic: Hey, Vlad, can't we just talk about this?
Niko Bellic: Hold on. You stay away from Mallorie.
Vladimir Glebov: I must be hearing things... I could have sworn for a minute this ratty little yokel told me what to do. Did you hear that boys?
Gang Member: Yeah.
Vladimir Glebov: Now... get them out of here!
Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic enters their car.
[These dialogues will play in random]
Niko Bellic: Get back outside, Roman. We're both going after him, Roman. We are going to catch Vlad, Roman.
Niko Bellic chases Vladimir Glebov. (First Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: Alright, he's running away. We win, let's go home.
Niko Bellic: I'm not walking away until this thing is finished.
Roman Bellic: It is finished, he's running. We won't see him again.
Niko Bellic: He'll come back. The only thing that will hold him down is six feet of dirt.
Roman Bellic: Forget about Mallorie,. Plans change and... know, when Vlad is done with her...
Niko Bellic: Grow a fucking spine. You think Vlad won't come after us when I am chasing him like this? I have to end it, here and now.
Roman Bellic: Shit, I don't like this. Fuck... fuck.
Niko Bellic chases Vladimir Glebov. (Second Possible Dialogue)
Roman Bellic: You scared him good, Niko. He's going to stay away from Mallorie for sure.
Niko Bellic: I am not done with Vladdy yet. Not even nearly am I done with him.
Roman Bellic: Come on, Niko. This is stupid. All for a woman. We should not throw everything away for one girl.
Niko Bellic: This is principle, we do this because we will not be stepped upon. By doing nothing, we let Vlad take everything from us. He takes our pride, Roman.
Roman Bellic: Pride, pride - who needs this?
Niko Bellic: We do, if we are to live with ourselves in this city. Vlad should soon understand that.
Roman Bellic: Shit, I don't like this. Fuck... fuck.
Vladimir Glebov escapes on foot, and Niko Bellic follows Vladimir Glebov.
Niko Bellic: Keep your head down, I'm going to finish this.
Roman Bellic: Stop, Niko... shit!
Niko Bellic corners Vladimir Glebov.
Vladimir Glebov: Fucking yokel, you think you can get away with killing me?
Niko Bellic: I guess I'll find out.
Vladimir Glebov: You think this is worth it? You're throwing you and your fatty cousin's lives away for that bit of Puerto Rican chocha.
Niko Bellic: I'm throwing your life away, prick. We'll do alright.
Vladimir Glebov: My friends will track you down, you won't last a moment.
Niko Bellic: I'll last longer than you will, shithead.
Vladimir Glebov: Fuck you, I wish I could be there to watch Mikhail cut your peasant balls off.
Niko Bellic tries to kill Vladimir Glebov.
[These dialogues will play in random]
Vladimir Glebov: Mikhail Faustin thought of me as a brother. He will get revenge. You've killed yourself and your cousin, yokel. You are dead man.
Niko Bellic executes Vladimir Glebov.
Vladimir Glebov: Hove Beach is a small place, my friends will find you.
Niko Bellic: You were the stupid one, Vladdy boy. Nobody fucks with my family.
Niko Bellic tries to put the body in the river. Roman Bellic expressed concern that Vladimir Glebov's friends will kill both Niko Bellic and himself, before escaping. Niko Bellic then pushes the body into the river.
Niko Bellic: Eeeh, you're a big boy Vladdy.
Roman Bellic: Niko!
Niko Bellic: Well, I guess this is over.
Roman Bellic: What have you done?
Niko Bellic: What does it look like?
Roman Bellic: We're dead!
Niko Bellic: No, he's dead... we're fine.
Roman Bellic: He has powerful friends... serious people... I told you to be calm you hot headed chump!
Niko Bellic: I am calm. He tried to kill us. He screwed your girlfriend. What do you expect? I give him a massage?
Roman Bellic: Shit! Shit! Shit!
Niko Bellic: When I was in the army... we were going on a mission... to ambush a squad who had killed a lot of innocent people. They were our enemies... but we never did it. There were fifteen of us. All boys from the village. But one of us betrayed the group. It was a setup... for money! Twelve people died, three escaped. I know the traitor was not me... So for ten years I've been searching for the other two. One of them lives here.
Roman Bellic: Why are you telling me this now? Do you always get sentimental after you kill people?
Niko Bellic: You kept asking...
Roman Bellic: Wonderful! You're here on some revenge mission for something that happened ten years age. And you don't care whose life you ruin on the way?
Niko Bellic: No.
Roman Bellic: Well what?
Niko Bellic: I don't know... I just want to know why they did it.
Roman Bellic: Right now I don't think you're going to find out. Let's hide the body, at least for a while.
Niko Bellic: Put him in the river...
Roman Bellic: Mikhail Faustin is going to kill us. Shit. We should get out of here.
Niko Bellic: You go. I'll catch up with you later.
Vladimir Glebov has escaped.
Roman Bellic: Great, you lost Vlad. He's probably gone back to Mallorie's for a post drive screw.
Niko Bellic and Roman Bellic arrive at the cab depot. Roman Bellic then enters.
Roman Bellic: This is fate telling us to give up, cousin.
Niko Bellic: I decide when I will give up on something, cousin.


Video Walkthrough


  • The player automatically gets a pistol, if they do not already have one, after the cutscene where Vlad is cornered at the river.
    • Even if the player is carrying the Combat Pistol, the game will automatically replace it with the normal one.
  • Vlad's car is indestructible. Even if the player fires rockets at the car, it will not explode, and the chase will still continue.
  • This is the only time that Vlad appears outside of cutscenes.
  • Even if the player pushes Vlad in the river and then kills him, the cutscene will still show Niko dragging his body into the river. After the mission, however, his body will disappear.
  • In the cutscene after Niko kills Vlad and he and Roman go to dump his body in the river, Roman will become frightened by the sound of police sirens. However, the sirens do not sound like the police sirens heard during normal gameplay.
  • The mission's title is a reference to Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya.
  • After Vlad's death, mysteriously, his car disappears.
  • After the mission, Vlad's phone number will be deleted from Niko's phone.
  • Niko killing Vlad is seen in the end credits of The Lost and Damned.