He is an Russian speaking scavenger, the leader of the mountain village group of the Solarii Brotherhood. In charge of rounding-up any survivors from shipwrecks, you can see he is a brutal man, shouting out orders and killing randomly.
Arrival of the EnduranceEdit
Lara and Whitman stumble upon some scavengers of the island, seemingly non-hostile. Whitman putting down his gun stating he wanted no trouble and wish to be brought to their leader. However Lara insisting him to stop, get tackled down to the ground and has her hands tied together.
They are put into a camp with some other prisoners, however there is an attempted escape by some of the hostages. Vladimir orders all prisoners to be shot. Lara manages to escape amidst the confusion and sneaks through the camp, but is finally found by Vladimir. He grabs her and sexually harasses her, but Lara bites his ear and kicks him in the groin. Her hands come free and a struggle ensues, after an intense struggle she manages to steal his gun and shoot him in the head. He dies rather violently, twitching and gurgling blood.
- He seemed to be shipwrecked with two other Russians, Nikolai and Dmitri. Since the Solarii all call themselves "brother," it is unknown if they are actually his brothers, but it is likely.
- Vladimir is seen saying to Lara in Russian "You´re pretty, aren´t you? You remind me of my sister...". This may imply that he once had an incestuous relationship with his sister. But since he has lost his mind just like the rest of the Solarii, it´s unknown if he even had a sister or not.
- He is the first human killed by Lara.