Vlad tries to justify his existence, and tells Niko that if he shoots, people will find him. A few hours later, Roman calls him, and, in a hushed tone, tells him where to rendezvous.
Niko finds Roman hiding in a dumpster, where Roman speaks of gangsters chasing him.
Roman’s gambling addiction landed him in debt to loan shark Vlad.
Roman has a girlfriend called Mallorie, who introduces Niko to Michelle and who Roman suspects to be sleeping with Vlad.
Niko is in disbelief before he’s knocked out with the butt of a rifle.
Waking up in the basement of Mikhail Faustin's house, Niko is questioned by the captor as well as Faustin’s partner in crime, Dimitri Rascalov, until Faustin himself comes down to tell them to keep their voices low, when he discovers his goon to be incorrectly interrogating Niko, and consequently shoots him.
He spent seven months upon the merchant navy ship, The Platypus, contemplating joining his cousin, Roman, in his lavish and luxurious American life.The game was built on RAGE, an engine that Rockstar developed, first used in Rockstar's Table Tennis, circa 2006.There was a special edition of GTA IV, containing a duffel bag, soundtrack sampler, art book, and a copy of the game, all packaged in a locked metal case made to look like a safety-deposit box.Once Niko makes his way into the warehouse, he finds Dimitri’s new partner to be Rodislav Bulgarin.Niko realizes that the meet was a trap, and duels with Dimitri’s henchmen in the warehouse with the assistance of Little Jacob.There were many conflicts in the game that surfaced and many unanswered questions, such as what will Niko encounter later in life?