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    Yuri Suvarov 

Yuri Suvarov

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"There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal."
Played By: Nick Jameson

President of the Russian Federation. He was married to Anya Suvarov. The Suvarovs had a strong relationship with American President Charles Logan and First Lady Martha Logan prior to Day 5, when they signed an Anti-terrorism treaty between their countries.

President Suvarov also aided CTU Los Angeles when it was discovered that the Russian consul in L.A., Anatoly Markov, was withholding information regarding Dmitri Gredenko and the terrorist acts of Day 6. Despite some initial diplomatic clash with U.S. Vice-President Noah Daniels, Suvarov ordered the questioning of Markov by Jack Bauer.

Some time later, Suvarov turned out to be the mastermind behind a plot to assassinate IRK President Omar Hassan in an attempt to derail peace accords between Hassan and U.S. President Allison Taylor, which would eventually weaken Russian influence on the IRK. Suvarov was also the person responsible for authorizing the murder of Renee Walker.

  • All There in the Manual: According to the novel Deadline, he was arrested and removed from power immediately after the events of Season 8... and according to the novel Rogue, the charges didn't stick and he returned to power within a year.
  • Big Bad: In Season 8.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Charles Logan.
  • Face–Heel Turn: It's unknown exactly when or how it occured, though. He helps the protagonists against terrorists in the previous seasons and was even targeted and almost killed by them, but shows up in season 8 doing exactly what he used to fight against. As no explanation is given, it's unclear whether he was Evil All Along, corrupted by Charles Logan, or something else.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Zigzagged. He was behind the original conspiracy, but is hijacked by Charles Logan. However, this is before his involvement is even revealed, which doesn't happen until the end of the season, and the series finale initially focuses on Jack's efforts to assassinate him along with Logan, almost subverting it with a Dual Final Boss. Played straight in that Jack ultimately decides not to go through with it, and Suvarov is instead brought down offscreen when Taylor decides to expose the conspiracy and isn't seen again, while Logan, on the other hand, decides not to go down as quietly and is the actual Final Boss, as the rest of the finale focuses on his final attempt to kill Jack Bauer.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He was behind the original conspiracy, but he was blackmailed into going along with Charles Logan's cover-up conspiracy to sign the treaty and kill Jack Bauer. What makes this interesting is that Logan hijacked Suvarov before Suvarov even appeared and before his involvement was even known.
  • Make the Bear Angry Again: He was a good guy in Season Five, a little villainous at the end of Season Six, and a Big Bad of Season Eight.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • The Man Behind the Man: To the Kamistan terrorists.
  • President Evil
  • Save the Villain: Chloe and Cole have to keep Jack from assassinating him, since doing so would result in Russia declaring war on the United States.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: There is no explanation for his abrupt turn between Seasons 6 and 8.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Day 5 he's an ally to the heroes and completely helpful. In Day 6 he's a bit more ill-tempered and confrontational, but still ultimately helpful. Come Day 8, he's an outright ruthless villain.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The IRK were this to him, and he would become this to Charles Logan in return.

    Anya Suvarov 

Anya Suvarov

Played By: Kathleen Gati

The wife of Russian President Yuri Suvarov, and the First Lady of the Russian Federation. She was well acquainted with President Charles Logan and First Lady Martha Logan.

    Dmitri Gredenko 

Dmitri Gredenko

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"I'm not martyr. I'm soldier... and realist."
Played By: Rade Šerbedžija

An Ex-Soviet General who wanted to establish Russia as a superpower again by manipulating the US and the Middle East into destroying each other, using Fayed as a scapegoat.

  • Beard of Evil: He has a full beard, and he's willing to kill millions.
  • Big Bad: Of much of Day 6, though he along with Fayed turns out to ultimately be a Disc-One Final Boss.
  • Character Death: Gredenko dies from blood loss after losing his arm.
  • The Chessmaster: Day 6 mostly occurs because of his actions. He plays everyone for his own ends.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Dies halfway through Day 6, and is replaced by Cheng Zhi and Philip Bauer.
  • Former Regime Personnel: He's a former Soviet General.
  • Irony: He wanted to make the US go to war with the arabs. Thanks to his actions, he almost made Russia go to war with the US, almost gave the Chinese the key components of the russian weapons, and produce an all out World War III
  • The Man Behind the Man: For Fayed. He provided him with the nukes, targets, and resources to get to them.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He managed to play the Bauers, Fayed, and the US government. Had it not been for Assad, he might have succeeded.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He dismisses Arabs as "living in the dark ages".
  • Reality Ensues: So... maiming yourself isn't a good idea?
  • Renegade Russian: Gredenko is acting without the authority of the Russian Federation, and Suvarov is extremely displeased with him.
  • The Sociopath: The guy was going to order the death of a mentally challenged guy. Not to mention his plan involved the deaths of hundreds of thousands of US citizens (and probably millions if his plans for a war between US and the Muslim world had succeeded).
  • Too Dumb to Live: He screws himself out of an immunity deal and has his arm chopped off to escape with Fayed (CTU was tracking him via a nonlethal radioactive isotope injected into his arm), then betrays Fayed anyway and tries to escape, only to die of the massive blood loss as a result of chopping off his arm.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: Him and Fayed despise each other, and would gladly kill each other if they did not need each others' help. Right until the end.
  • What an Idiot!: Honestly, what the hell did he think it was going to happen?

    Anatoly Markov 

Anatoly Markov

Played By: John Noble

The Russian Consul and a close friend of Demetri Gredenko.

  • Character Death: Markov is gunned down during the attack on the Consulate.
  • Fingore: When he refuses to spill any info, Jack cuts one of his fingers off.
  • The Mole: For Gredenko within the Russian Consulate.
  • Renegade Russian: He straight-up refuses an order from Yuri Suvarov.
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    Mikhail Novakovich 

Mikhail Novakovich

Played By: Graham McTavish

The Russian Foreign Minister during Day 8. He was a key conspirator who helped the Kamistan splinter cell kidnap and execute Omar Hassan in order to derail the Kamistani peace treaty.

  • Asshole Victim: Like Pavel, the way Jack kills him is portrayed in a much less heroic light than most of his other killings, but it's because the viewer is worried for Jack's conscience rather than any notions of sympathy for the deceased.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Character Death: Jack kills him in revenge for the death of Renee Walker.
  • The Dragon: To President Suvarov.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: With a fireplace poker of all things.
  • Karmic Death
  • No Pronunciation Guide: His last name is pronounced "NO-vә-KO-vich" in Season 8 and "no-VAHK-ә-vich" in Season 9.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He was initially against Pavel shooting Renee because he was worried it would cause more complications, but was eventually convinced that it should be done. He really should have listened to that gut feeling of his...
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Stabbed in the chest with a fireplace poker, and shot in the head.

    Anatol Stolnavich 

Anatol Stolnavich

Played By: Stanley Townsend

A Russian covert intelligence operator active during Day 9. Stolnavich used his cover as a foreign minister in London to gain access to information as well as political influence. He had been good friends with Mikhail Novakovich before the latter's assassination during Day 8.

  • Badass Baritone: He has a very impressive voice.
  • Badass Moustache: An impressive handlebar.
  • Bald of Evil: Following the 24 tradition of having at least one villain per season to hold this trope. Quite fittingly he turns out to also have been friends with the previous antagonist to hold it.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Cheng Zhi.
  • Blackmail: He uses Boudreau's forged signature against him.
  • Character Death: During a scuffle with Boudreau, Anatol winds up with a shard of glass in his neck and subsequently bleeds to death.
  • It's Personal: Was close friends with Mikhail Novakovich prior to his death at Bauer's hands.
  • Make the Bear Angry Again: Conspired with Cheng Zhi to provoke a war between the US and China to provide Russia with an opening to assert its authority over the Eastern European states.

Operatives

    Pavel Tokarev 

Pavel Tokarev

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Played By: Joel Bissonnette

The diplomatic attaché and secret assassin working with Mikhail Novakovich and later Charles Logan and Jason Pillar during Day 8.

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