Nevski appeared in the flashback mission "Project Nova". He assisted Reznov and Dimitri in eliminating the last German forces, but was betrayed along with the others by Dragovich.
Belov, Petrenko and Vikharev were thrown into one chamber and gassed first, while Nevski, Reznov and Tvelin are put into the adjacent chamber. The arrival and attack of British Commandos allows the trio to escape from their chamber and fight their way out. While Tvelin was killed, Nevski and Reznov manage to escape the ship before it explodes from Reznov's explosives. Nevski, unlike Reznov, escaped from being captured.