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Makarov quotes? 18:40, December 24, 2011 (UTC)

I noticed that in the newspaper article in Loose Ends Makarov quotes Benjamin Frankiln "Those who would give up a little freedom to gain a little security, deserves neither"

He might be talking about Price, as Makarov may think in his opinion that Price killed Zakhaev purposely Sniper Luigi 16:33, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

How do we know he is a main villain or even in the game? Outlaw 2-5

The gameinformer article says that some dude named Makarov took over the Ultranationalists after the Zakaev died. Darkman 4 22:32, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

It may be like CoD4, with more than one.--Slacky!!! 10:39, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

The sas people and us marine in one of the articles are probabaly soap, price, gaz, and griggs. someone write it on there

Kamarov Edit

Has anyone noticed that if you move on the Characters in Makarov you can get it to Kamarov

Yeah, it used to be a point under trivia, but it was deleted as it had nothing to do with the character of Makarov specifically. And I believe the word you're looking for is "anagram". :) Moozipan Cheese 19:03, November 29, 2009 (UTC)

First Name Edit

Where exactly did Shamil come from? I didn't see any mention of Makarov's first name in the magazine article. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 10:37, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

His first name is not Shamil, it's Vladimir. For proof, watch the trailer again, it mentions his name. Maj.Gage 18:33, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Baseless Speculation Edit

The "Appearance?" section is entirely baseless speculation. If nobody objects, I think it should be removed. - Gastropod 22:01, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Deleted Trivia Edit

All of it was either pure speculation or just didn't make sense. Besides, we don't have enough information on him to have a need for a Trivia section. Chief z 14:55, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Clean Up Edit

Deleted the appearance section. Like Gastropod said, it's purely speculative. As for the line that he might be the 1st Horseman, I took that out as well. Based on the fact that you get a Horseman achievement for every time you kill one of them in CoD4, it's highyly unlikely he is the 1st Horseman. It's possible, yes, but like I said, highly unlikely.

I think that it's highly likely that he is the 1st Horseman, as he was never mentioned at all, and he was an associate of Zakhaev's.

The 1st horsemen was an associate of Al-Asad. Want proof?, look for the first horsemen on this very site. Doc.Richtofen 18:15, November 29, 2009 (UTC)

It can be seen in CoD4 that the first horseman was either dead or in custody. His face was crossed out.

Makarov identified Edit

Both this run through of the new trailer and another run through at IGN have identified Vladimir Makarov. The one they single out as Makarov is the same guy who was seen in the first big trailer at 1:25. Since there are now two corroborating sources of considerable repute, I think we can add an image to this page. 21:53, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I still think its speculation. Until we have footage of him speaking from an in-game model, I don't think we should add an image. Darkman 4 22:00, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

it's kind of obvious it's him, even from the first trailer, where it mentions his name and the guy turns round perfectly so you catch a glimpse of his face. M21 menu icon CoD4Critchell SniperDragunov menu icon CoD4 22:16, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I think the picture of him in the suit with the bullet-proof vest on from either the first big trailer or "Infamy" should be added to this article as his picture. MrJoe95 01:12, October 11, 2009 (UTC)MrJoe95

I think it's best to assume we haven't actually seen him yet. Besides, if the airport attack is a frameup, it makes zero sense to have a known Ultranationalist leader leading the attack. Mechanical 42 16:32, October 12, 2009 (UTC)

Maybe the airport attack occurs as a sort of prologue to the main story: it could be soon after Zakhaev's death, when Makarov only has a few loyal men to count on. As a part of his efforts to rebuild the Ultranationalist org, he not only makes Zakhaev a martyr, but secretly initiates several terrorist-style attacks in Russia to scare people into believing that the Ultras can protect them. Or, more likely, Makrov could just be an absolute psychotic who relishes getting his hands dirty; it's been implied by the trailers and dev statements that Zakhaev was more level-headed when compared to Makarov, who appears to enjoy violence and chaos for the sake of it. Whereas Zakhaev tried to improve Russia by bringing it back into Soviet times (resulting in the Russian civil war), Makarov simply wants to destroy Russia's enemies (i.e. the invasion of America). Also, just because we know that Makarov is the new Ultra leader doesn't mean the general populace in the CoD:MW2 universe is aware. There could be a figurehead, the org's public face and a puppet for Makarov; only military forces like TF 141 and world governments know who Makrov really is. 17:47, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
Eh. I still don't buy that he's one of the four gunmen we've seen. It's entirely possible, but I still think they're just RU fanatics on his orders who happen to speak English. We'll soon see. Mechanical 42 21:11, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
Alright, I see what you're saying. I really think he's one of the four gunmen, because we hear him talking at the airport in the Teaser Trailer, and I think we're looking from his point of view. MrJoe95 21:41, October 12, 2009 (UTC)MrJoe95

Any particular reason we have an image tied to this again? We still don't have any official verification that this is him. Mechanical 42 00:03, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

it is most likely him. for the time being it should stay up. it has been identified many times as vladimir makarov.

I definitely think this image should stay, as Gametrailers confirmed him as Vladimir Makarov. MrJoe95 02:27, October 13, 2009 (UTC)MrJoe95

The fact remains that until there's something more concrete to use as evidence, it's all speculation. I also find it unusual that they use USAF designation for the minigun, but that's another deal...Mechanical 42 05:09, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Okay, should we take it down or leave it up? MrJoe95 12:20, October 13, 2009 (UTC)MrJoe95

i think leave it up M21 menu icon CoD4Critchell SniperDragunov menu icon CoD4 12:21, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Indeed, I feel the same way. MrJoe95 12:28, October 13, 2009 (UTC)MrJoe95

You know my thoughts. I say pull it unless we get official verification. If we have that, by all means use it. But until then, probably best to err on the side of caution. Mechanical 42 15:13, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

I'm kinda sure that it's confirmed, because after GTTV's Modern Warfare 2 episode, in the Infamy pop-block, when they showed the man who is currently pictured, it said "Vladamir Makarov," unlike last time it showed him, In which it said "Vladamir Makarov?" Am I making any sense? MrJoe95 12:51, October 14, 2009 (UTC)MrJoe95

Pop-Block also mentioned the idea of player controlled MP vehicles long after IW had said otherwise. Margin for error exists.Mechanical 42 21:04, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

True, I saw that... Maybe we should remove the picture? MrJoe95 23:33, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

Just leave the picture; in every trailer in which Makarov is mentioned or referred to, guess whose face is on the screen? That guy's. As for the "vehicles in MP" thing, there are, to certain extents and contexts. After all, the snowmobiles count as vehicles, don't they? And the AC-130 CAN count. Not to mention with all the crap that hasn't even been revealed yet, who's to say there won't be other instances in multiplayer where vehicles are operable? On the other hand, if you're gonna remove the picture based on speculation, then, for the sake of fairness, you should remove every other bit of speculation on the article. Namely, the "Invasion of America" thing; for one thing, the word "invasion" doesn't suit the man and there's no way, regardless of how many people Makarov has, that he could mount an "inasion", which would imply his goal is to take over the U.S., which would simply be impossible with a mere terrorist organization. Also, we don't know under what circumstances Washington D.C. and other cities come under attack, so to pin it on Makarov, before the game's even been released, is based on pure conjecture.

Again, it's still not definitive. I'm not saying it's not him, rather I'm saying we don't know that it is him. Are we supposed to deal with facts or theory here? Because if it's the former, speculative information doesn't really have a place there. Mechanical 42 03:52, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Okay, looks like Makarov is indeed one of the 4 gunmen. Another is a man by the name of Viktor, from leaked footage. Still don't know which one he is. Odd choice by IW here...and chalk up #3. Anatoly. Looks like the image is now verifiable. Mechanical 42 20:18, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

Where'd you get the names? Also, in the teaser, i'm pretty sure we were looking through Makarov's eyes. MrJoe95 21:45, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

Leak from someone in France. They seem to have a thing for breaking street dates over there. Those are the given names of two more of the gunmen. Original was pulled, all I can seem to find now are cam recordings of cam recordings. Mechanical 42 22:39, October 26, 2009 (UTC)
Activision is pulling videos like crazy. And I saw it now too.

Verified by leak video. This is him. Mechanical 42 20:16, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

It looks like the additional gunmen just draw from a pool of random names, save Viktor. I've also seen Kiril, and since it's established that there are four, I think they're just random NPCs. Mechanical 42 22:13, November 5, 2009 (UTC)

Ken Lally voicing Makarov Edit

Hey, I've heard a rumor that Ken Lally is voicing Makarov. It's on the imdb, but is this worth adding? - ~~Shockeye7665sc~~

Of course. I added it to the appropriate pages. Nice find. Chief z 11:43, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Does anyone know if we heard his voice in the trailers, or like Soap, it will be a different voice than what we've heard previously. Because the voice in the trailers, is BADASS! PhantBat 11:49, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

I think it's assumed that it's his voice, but I don't think it's actually been confirmed. Moozipan Cheese 11:55, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I just put that it's rumored, much like Fairbrass. But I agree, his voice does sound pretty vicious. Chief z 12:14, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
It's defineatly not Soap, because he is Scattish; you can hear his voice in the demo for Cliffhanger.

Maybe it's just me, but I though he sounded distinctly different in Infamy than he did back in the Reveal Trailer. Maybe is his final voice, much like how in the Cliffhanger play through, Soap was being voiced by IW and in the Takedown play through, you could hear his real voice actor. MrJoe95 12:56, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Actually the actor's name is

Roman Varshavsky 12:56, March 5, 2011 (UTC)No1Edit

Trivia? Edit

Makarov is an anagram for Kamarov.

Beepzoo 22:43, November 18, 2009 (UTC)beepzooBeepzoo 22:43, November 18, 2009 (UTC)

Coincidence, methinks. I think it was more in reference to the Russian pistol of the same name. - Anonymous

In Makarov's safe house on the first floor study, on the intable to the left there is a news paper titled Infinity Ward Times. - Anonymous

It's really not an anagram though. The two names just happen to share the same first three letters. The trivia point about it should really be deleted. - Anonymous

Can someone correct the pistol facts in Trivia? In fact, the [7.62mm rounds] which the [TT-33](not TT-30, as the improved TT-33 was more commonly encountered) chambered for is quite a bit more powerful(544 joules vs 313 joules) than the 9mm Makarov rounds. The TT-33 got replaced by the Makarov PM because the Soviets considered the pistols as the "badge of authority" of the officers- they need a pistol that is less powerful, less bulky and safer to carry than the TT-33, thus Makarov PM was born. The Makarov PM is now being replaced by the [Yarygin PYa] since 2003. shouldn't makarov be listed as the only one who uses a thumper? i saw him using one during No Russian. when you go up the escalator and pass all the shops look closely at makarov and follow him. after a few minutes, he will pull out a thumper and fire two shots and revert back to his M4A1. 14:43, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

Bio Edit

Could someone screen cap the info that flashes by on Makarov at the beginning of No Russian, and copy it verbatim into a new section? CAW4 03:41, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

Date of Birth Edit

Shouldn't his birthday be 10th of April instead of October 4th? Because in most of the cutscenes, things are in British English spelling (ie characterisation rather than characterization.)

I was thinking the same thing, as it is a TF141 document.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png 18:39, November 29, 2009 (UTC)

Just realised, it is from a CIA dossier, so the American format should be used. I just thought it curious, as October fourth is my birthday.

Probably, it gets confusing when its like this. Like when my cousin and I watched the first MW2 trailer we were like "It comes out on the 11th of October?" But I realised it was the other way around. He's probably born in the 4th of October. Hey that's two days before mine! Lolz, I love Makarov :D Cpt. Carebear 1st Dec.

Bio Edit

in the weapons section, add M240 as he uses it in the airport terminal level in MW2.

Nah, he uses an M4A1 Carbine I believe. Moozipan Cheese 23:40, November 30, 2009 (UTC)

Modern Warfare 3? Edit

Since Makarov escapes Shepherd's last attempt to kill him, do you think there might be a CoD MW3, where you go through a campaign trying to kill Makarov? Just my thoughts EightOhEight 06:58, December 1, 2009 (UTC) EightOhEight

He better be in MW3, like what a cliffhanger that was (Endgame). So yeah, I think he'll be in there, maybe not as a person of interest, but he could help the remaining members of TF141 in some way. He's gotta be in the next one, he's my fave character (along with Gaz, MacMillan, Price and Soap) Cpt. Carebear Dec. 1

Oh, so you think there will definitely be a MW3? EightOhEight 07:11, December 1, 2009 (UTC) EightOhEight

No doubt about it. Obviously it hasn't been officially announced/confirmed yet, but with the (horrible) way the game ended, and how successful both critically and commercially the game was, only a fool would doubt there would be a sequel. But just know it won't be anytime soon, as Infinity Ward are working on DLC at the moment. Moozipan Cheese 00:20, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

i think that since price and soap are now on the run, makarov will briefly join them and the ultranotiolists will become your allies. of course this is only my opinion.First Sergeant Emblem MW2 Sgt. Guthix's mage2T C E 02:45, December 10, 2009 (UTC)

Minor grammar errors and one query Edit

I've noticed there are a few minor, but kind of irritating, grammar errors in some places throughout the article. Now I know I'm just a pedant, but it's something I thought I'd point out nonetheless since the editing of the page has been forbidden...

Also, one question...the line 'As a SOP to western governments complaining about human rights abuses inquires were promised'.... what is meant by 'SOP'? I assume it's an abbreviation of Standard Operating Procedure (in which case perhaps this needs to be made clearer), or it could possibly be the actual word 'sop' (no caps), definition of which can be 'something given to pacify or quiet, or as a bribe'? (retrieved from since I don't have my Chambers Dictionary to hand). In which case there should be no caps.

And finally, the final piece of trivia 'It is weird how Makarov says in No Russian "For Zakhaev" but is attacking his mentors own airport'...I'm not sure if that really counts as that weird. I doubt Makarov would have any qualms about using the airport (assuming it's the biggest airport in Russia) to further his aims, simply because it was named after his former mentor (Giginge 08:16, December 1, 2009 (UTC))

His name in the cryllic alphabet is not spelled like "Влади́мир Р. Мака́ров)" two letters are wrong.

It should be "Владймир Р. Макаров)

Makarov Edit

Imbetween Alaska and Russia there is a Makarov Basin. Doc.Richtofen 16:25, December 10, 2009 (UTC)

Makarov is probably a fairly common last name. There are going to be a lot places and people in Russia named "Makarov". ShortRoundMcfly 06:10, August 7, 2010 (UTC)

Initial Edit

Okay, so we have his name as Vladimir R. Makarov because his C.I.A. dossier reads "Makarov, V. R" I've been thinking about this, and I kind of think that R isn't his middle initial, but rather V. R is an abbreviation for Vladimir. One reason being is that there's no period after the "R". What does everyone else think? SaintofLosAngelesXD(M) 08:17, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

Concept Art of Makarov Edit

The early concept art of Makarov looked better then the final person in my opinion. Maybe the concept art didn't look too evil enough :P


Acts of terrorism. Edit

how do we know he did these EVIL DEEDS Warpanda13 23:45, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

The cutscenes in between the levels feature a number of articles on Makarov, and the articles in "Loose Ends". SaintofLosAngelesXD(M) 23:49, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

Allying with Shepherd? Edit

I believe that any partnership with Shepherd and Makarov is just vague. Why would Makarov ally with someone that might just remove the Ultranationalist party overall? Also what would be the point of the fighting in The Enemy of My Enemy; just to give Soap a challenge to get through? It's stupid. A more plausible situation is that since Makarov was the case of multiple terrorists attacks, Shepherd found this as a possible stepping stone for the recruitment situation. The Phantomnaut 05:20, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

No, they were definitely partners. Their plan was to start a war between Russia and the United States, something that both Makarov and Shepherd wanted. In The Enemy of My Enemy, Shepherd was trying to eliminate Makarov, now that he had served his purpose. Their partnership explains how Makarov knew that Allen was CIA (Shepherd told him, obviously) and how Makarov knew where to find Shepherd when Price asked him. Besides, if they weren't working together, then Shepherd suddenly becoming a villain would make no sense. Why else would he murder Ghost and Roach, and try to kill the rest of Task Force 141? Tom Bishop 01:10, February 28, 2010 (UTC)

If you read between the lines, you can tell Shepherd and Makarov were complicit. Price says that "Shepherd is cleaning house" in Enemy of my enemy, implying that Shepherd's betraying both the TF-141 and Makarov's gang. When asked, Makarov is able to identify Shepherd's base of operations. A lot of Shepherd's lines point towards this as well. "Makarov will fight for anyone who pays him. Wink-wink. Nudge-nudge." "You'll never guess what it cost to get you in Makarov's inner-circle." Play through the campaign and watch the cutscenes. There's a lot of subtext and foreshadowing in all of Shepherd's dialog. "There's an evil man hiding in the shadows." ShortRoundMcfly 23:04, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

  • Their plan was to start a war between Russia and the United States, something that both Makarov and Shepherd wanted. - What? Evidence? Both of them should be smart enough to understand that someone will betray the other. If true, then you would have a incoherent plot.
  • Their partnership explains how Makarov knew that Allen was CIA (Shepherd told him, obviously) and how Makarov knew where to find Shepherd when Price asked him. - Have you gave the thought of Makarov being a hardcore Russian terrorist and Allen being American with the only thing to minimally support are Russian prison tatoos? You are still not providing obvious sources if Shepherd actually told him. Again with The Enemy of My Enemy mission is that Makarov is a terroist; if he was real, he can find your household.
  • Besides, if they weren't working together, then Shepherd suddenly becoming a villain would make no sense. Why else would he murder Ghost and Roach, and try to kill the rest of Task Force 141? - Because he had a plan even before the beginning of Modern Warfare 2. Shepherd has a extreme distate in the Ultranationalist party and wants Makarov dead; that alone disapproves any proof they worked together.
  • If you read between the lines, you can tell Shepherd and Makarov were complicit. Price says that "Shepherd is cleaning house" in Enemy of my enemy, implying that Shepherd's betraying both the TF-141 and Makarov's gang. - Read between the lines? It can just only mean he is killing both 141 operatives and Makarov's men.
  • "Makarov will fight for anyone who pays him. Wink-wink. Nudge-nudge." - Did he really say "Wink-wink. Nudge-nudge?" Joke aside, that doesn't prove anything
  • "You'll never guess what it cost to get you in Makarov's inner-circle." - Prison tatoos?

Unless there is some cutscene involving both shaking hands, those claims are too vague and not concrete enough to prove anything. The Phantomnaut 23:31, March 6, 2010 (UTC)

I don't exactly agree with Tom Bishop. I think Shepherd paid Makarov to attack the airport to implicate the U.S and there wasn't a whole lot more to it than that. As Shepherd says, he will fight for whoever pays him. Makarov isn't much of an idealist, he's more likely an anarchist who opposes whoever is in power just to be contrary. Shepherd didn't outlaw the TF-141 to help Makarov, he did it because the TF-141 is the only other party that knew about Joseph Allen and the undercover op. Shepherd couldn't have anyone

else finding out about his connection to the airport massacre, so he tried to have both the 141 and Makarov killed, first by playing them against each other and then finally

wiping them out with his personal army. ShortRoundMcfly 04:45, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

A relation:Markov's height is 5 feet 11 inches.My dad is also 5 feet 11 inches tall.

If you will recall, in The Enemy Of My Enemy, when Price asks Makarov if he has heard of the saying "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Makarov replies "Price one day you will find that sword cuts both ways." Though this by no means implies they were allies, it may however imply that Makarov had considered an alliance with Shepherd to destroy Price, keeping in mind he hates Price more than americans. Ozone753

Jesus People Makarov was paid by Sheperd to implicate the US in the attack by killing an undercover CIA agent Joseph Allen so he could show the world the true military might of the United States.Sgt.Dimarski 17:19, March 2, 2011 (UTC)

Sheperd was never an ally with Makarov. It just doesn't make any sense like a 9/11 conspiracy theroy.

A Deagle? Edit

When does Makarov use a Desert Eagle? Sgt. S.S. 20:10, March 30, 2010 (UTC)

Does anyone know what Makarov says at the very end of the mw2 reveal trailer —Unsigned comment was added by Sebbie95

"You may be able to destroy me, but the beast will eventually come for you." - Makarov

EvErLoyaLEagLE (5/20/2010)8:33amPST/CA,U.S.A.

Screen Caps? Edit

As someone said before, can someone screen cap the bio sheets of him? I want to see where all these terror acts are listed.

RaptorMW3 08:04, September 21, 2010 (UTC)

Quotes Edit

Makarov is heard saying "С нами Бог." (S nami Bog.) right before the airport massacre. It's Russian for "God is with us".

Just a little joke Edit

I noticed that his age is 46, I think that he shouldn't be commiting an act of terrioism, I think he should be going through a mid-life crisis. 17:36, January 1, 2011 (UTC)

That wasn't funny in the slightest...GeneralHansen 05:53, January 2, 2011 (UTC)

Hurgh! *vomits continuously* Seri... Seriously, dude. *vomiting continues* That's crap. *Retches up a dog* Target53 13:21, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Oh yeah, when Osama killed 3,000 americans with the twin towers, he was going through one also, so it cool, thats not funny or cool at all Marine One 00:43, September 28, 2011 (UTC)


Cutscene Newspapers Edit

I noticed a few things in the newspapers that flash during the cutscene before No Russian. They mention Makarov being a student of Russian history, and wanting to "see a return to the autocratic rule of Russia's pre-communist past." Should this be mentioned in the article? (on a side note this is my first time editing a wiki so sorry for any noobishness in advance) Thursday438 03:31, February 4, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for checking with us first. Feel free to add it to the article. Happy editing. ShortRoundMcfly 03:21, February 26, 2011 (UTC)


I noticed on the Vladimir Makarov page, under Acts Of Terrorism on the 10th bullet down, there is a typo and college is spelled wrong. The sentence reads, "2004 - Kidnapping of 15 colleg students from Russia, 5 dead."

Typo 2Edit

I meant this a while ago and nothing has been done about it, so I am bringing it up again. Under Acts of Terrorism, the tenth bullet down states "2004 - Kidnapping of 15 college students from Russia, 5 dead."as you can see colleg is obvouisly spelled incorrectly.

User: GodPandaman


21:53, May 3, 2011 (UTC)GodPandaman

Role in mw3? Edit

What role do you think he will be playing in MW3? He is most likely in it due to the fact that he is heard in all of the trailers so far. So what do you guys think he will be doing? MAViRICK 18:29, May 24, 2011 (UTC)

Speculation that doesn't have any proof Edit

I guess I'm a bit confused here, I've seen this in shepard's page as well, but there is NO proof that Shepard was working with Makarov and was behind the airport disaster (hence shepard's foul play accusation). It's baseless assumption, the game shows that Shepard wants to "clean house" to be a "war hero" and thus gain patriotism/enlisting into the army. It makes no sense that he would cause the war and kill an entire countryside. It uses about the same lack of logic as a 9/11 conspiracy theory

I think it was win-win Makarov gets his invasion and war with the United States of America and the late-General Shepherd wanted a war with a big or high military country. But they were probably helping each other without even knowing Marine One 13:37, August 4, 2011 (UTC)

MW3 voice actor? Edit

It says under the infobox that Craig Fairbrass is voicing Makarov for MW3...really? It's cited, but there's nothing in the cited article about either of them, plus he's said to be voicing Wallcroft already. So is this true? MrOshimida27 17:40, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

My bad, I sourced the wrong page but I replaced it now with the source I originally meant and it's not that strange for him to voice more than one person. Carbonite 0 18:45, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

How do you want him to die in MW3? Edit

The question is simple. How do you want him to get killed in MW3? I would really love it if he gets electrocuted or impaled. Or both :P SpaceGhidorah 14:52, August 13, 2011

Don't take me for a crazy guy, but I was thinking that he should be confronted by one of the main characters, punched and kicked several times, put to the floor, shot in both elbows and knee-caps by a desert eagle, punched in the stomach and then strangled. Horrible, but's that's what he is; he's only getting what's coming to him.

AA 02:38, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Kotaku's spoiled story already tells you he'll finally die in the end. the question of how depends on what the campaign shows. Until then, we won't know until three hours into the release of the game (since it practically takes 3 hours to finish a whole campaign non-stop, a little longer since you'll die at least once).

(EvErLoyaLEagLE Talk 07:42, October 2, 2011 (UTC))

My guess, a simple well executed sniper shot to the head via a Barrett .50cal, shooting an arm off won't work this time. PhantBat 00:38, October 30, 2011 (UTC)

That part was in the trailer, it doesn't necessarily mean the shot will be successful. AND Price was using the RSASS (Remington Semi Automatic Sniper System)

(EvErLoyaLEagLE Talk 07:40, October 30, 2011 (UTC))

strapped to a bed with woman's clothing and spanked to death

Whether info is leaked or not, don't spoilt it until AFTER official release.

(EvErLoyaLEagLE Talk 09:13, November 6, 2011 (UTC))

markarov was in cod4 aslwell he was a driver for imran zakahav in pripyat when he got his arm shot off in a flashback of yuris past after soap dies and yuri was with makarov in the nuke blast in cod at alli a sides safe house.

Trivia/Playable Character Killings Edit

Trivia states Makarov kills 4 of the main characters. Would it be fair to add Jackson to the list as well since Makarov did detonate the nuke?

I guess it could be fair Theraptor92 19:21, November 17, 2011 (UTC)

I guess Makarov dosen't like playable characters. CoDKilla 04:55, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

V.R or V.A Edit

In MW2 it states his name as V.R Makarov but in MW3 it is stated as V.A Makarov? Should we change this to say V.A or keep it the way it is? Tyler D'Ambrosio 17:28, November 13, 2011 (UTC)

Simple grammar mistake Edit

Hello there, The thing I noticed is just a small incident of Grammar, Its not a big deal. But it might not make sense to people reading this without playing the game. or it may cause people to get confused. Its at the part of the airport massacre

Quote:. Before launching the attack, Makarov also found out that his old friend Yuri had betrayed him and shot him End of Quote

This is implying that Yuri had shot Makarov. I would reccomend writing it like this

". Before launching the attack, Makarov shot his good friend Yuri after finding out that Yuri had betrayed his cause"

or something along the lines of that.

Thanks, 21:43, November 17, 2011 (UTC) Joshua Landry

Cause of death Edit

It's obvious that Makarov didn't die from strangulation, but from his neck breaking; can somebody fix that? 20:42, November 18, 2011 (UTC)

Dust to Dust makarov Edit

What gun does makarov use in dust to dust on the moniter in price's juggernaut suit? It looks like an AK47 but I don't know. Can someone tell me? 11:31, November 24, 2011 (UTC)

Help.... It seems like there is not enough time to jump in the chopper to kill Makarow hence I'm running fast. Anyone? Thanks.NoMaRePlAc 04:07, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

He is NOT the First Horseman Edit

Let's get this clear. Makarov is NOT the First Horseman. My reasons for this are if you look at the pictures of the Horsemen, none of them even remotley look like Makarov. Secondly, the Horseman that people say is Makarov has a cross through him, which implies that he is dead, which he isin't in COD4 or MW2. The First Horseman is the guy that Zakhaev is giving money to in Chernobyl, I say this because he has the same model as the guy with the cross through him. He also has an OpFor skin, which implies that he let off the nuke, thus killing himself and getting the cross through his face. I might be wrong, but Makarov is not the First Horseman. MarlboroNS 12:20, December 16, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe they thought the first horseman was dead... then they found out it was makarov? Iw5 cardicon soapN7 TC 12:30, December 16, 2011 (UTC)
It can also all be attributed to game development. You can't base your decision only on the picture in COD4, because when COD4 was released, the story was intended for only one game, not two, and thus the first horsemen was never shown. After it became a trilogy, IW made Makarov the third horsemen to connect the games to COD4, and because they could. KUDLq.png 12:35, December 16, 2011 (UTC)
Makarov "is" the First Horseman.
Citation needed. If there's an official source that explicitly states Makarov has been retcon'd in as the First Horseman, then I'll buy it. 9G3sis0.pngRaven's wing Talk13:57, December 16, 2011 (UTC)
Only IW knows for sure. Maybe one of you should ask Robert Bowling, I am under the impression that he answers people's questions via Twitter. But until it's confirmed, you can't say he's the First Horseman for sure. But he most likely is.AugFC 14:16, December 16, 2011 (UTC)

Unsourced Info Edit

Just been sourcing this article and I've come across some unsourced info. Anyone know where this info comes from?

{{quote|This man Makarov is fighting his own war and he has no rules. No boundaries. He doesn't flinch at torture, human trafficking, or genocide. He's not loyal to a flag or country or any set of ideals. He trades blood for money.|Lieutenant General Shephard discusses Makarov's track record.}}
According to intelligence gathered by Lieutenant General [[Shepherd]], Vladimir Makarov graduated from the [[wikipedia:Frunze Military Academy|Frunze Military Academy]] as a captain in the [[Russian Army]], first serving as a paratrooper. Later on in his career he made it into the [[Spetsnaz]] and served two tours in Chechnya. It is believed that a company under his command were involved with some of the most brutal "cleansing" raids.

At some point, the U.N. held an inquiry investigating these charges of human rights violations. Makarov's name appeared at the top of the list presented by an EU Investigation panel, but the inquiry was dropped when Makarov opted for discharge from the armed forces. This incident would mark the beginnings of his pathological hatred towards the West and the [[Russian]] government for giving him no other option but to leave the armed forces.
After the Ultranationalists become victors in the Second Russian Civil War, Makarov plays some part in the new Ultranationalist run Russia under the main stream party's newly elected leader and President, [[Boris Vorshevsky]]. However, Vorshevsky and other Ultranationalist moderate leaders knew Makarov's extreme tactics would deter any hope of trying to distance the party away from its violent past and winning the support of the Russian people. Another reason behind his removal is his vision to see Russia return to autocratic rule, the time of the Tsars. His vision may incurred the wrath a large number of members inside the party including Vorshevsky because this vision will endanger their position as the new ruler of Russia. To ensure Ultranationalist position as Russia's legitmate representative to the world, Vorshevsky, backed by strong majority of members in the party, removed Makarov and his men with immediate effect. Furious with Vorshevsky's decision, Makarov vowed to destroy Vorshevsky and his inner circles, calling all of them traitors to their cause. A news clipping in his safehouse confirmed this new found hatred, explaining continous attacks conducted by Inner Circle towards Russia and Western interests for the next five years.

Anyone know where these come from? Iw5 cardicon soapN7 TC 11:12, December 22, 2011 (UTC)

It definitely isn't from any cutscene in either game. My guess would be Infinity Ward's website or it is fanon. Is it from Soap's Journal, because I haven't read it all. elmo's Elmo 150px ramblings 12:32, December 22, 2011 (UTC)
That first quote is from the cut scene before No Russian (Sheperd to Allen, talking about "So Makarov's the prize....), not sure on the rest. MarlboroNS 14:06, December 22, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! :D Iw5 cardicon soapN7 TC 20:30, December 22, 2011 (UTC)
Most if not all of this information comes from newspapers flashed during cutscenes. I can upload images if no one has already. --Thursday438 11:30, May 28, 2012

Qeustion for New Trivia Edit

Makarov is also the last name of current CHief of Genral staff (And army General) Nikolay Yegorovich Makarov, is it fair to put this in the trivia list or not?

PS: Proof is here:

No. HighbornBEN10 21:20, January 7, 2012 (UTC)

Vladimir A. (?) Makarov Edit

I think content from MW3 (which has "a" as his second name) supersedes content from older MW (with 2nd name as "R") don't you think? Xeoxer 10:48, January 17, 2012 (UTC)

It was just to say that Makarov is seen in Call of duty : Modern Warfare, I cannot remember the mission, but I can assure you he was, you can go check by yourself. 23:11, March 31, 2012 (UTC)A nobody

Theory on why Makarov uses so many guns

He is trying to find the one with a one shot stop.

the m9 sucked, because joseph was still alive after one shot.

five seven sucked because it took 2 shots to kill harkov.

Makarov figured, why not desert eagle?

It took FOUR shots to kill Yuri, so alony with hating americans he hated guns in the end because none of them would give him a 1 shot stop every time.

Minchken 00:19, April 25, 2012 (UTC) minchken

Nuclear BombEdit

On the Makarov page, the Blood Brothers page, the Al-Asad page, the Shock and Awe page, the Paul Jackson page, the Vasquez page, the Volker page, the Pelayo page, and other pages, it says that Makarov detonated the nuke, but really, he didn't push any big red button, he just ordered somone else to do it. So should we change that on all the pages, or does him telling someone else to do it count as him doing it?

"His cell phone rings and he answers.

Makarov: Is everything ready? Do it.

Makarov hangs up the phone and watches the city.

Yuri: Thousands of souls extinguished by the push of a button.

The nuclear device detonates in the city, Yuri shades his eyes from the blast flash. The helicopters trying to get away are knocked down by the blast." Ownerofownnage 02:12, April 27, 2012 (UTC)


== 07:54, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

at the top of the page there is a line that makarov said, i think it chould stay

"It doesn't take the most powerful nations on Earth to create the next global conflict. Just the will of a single man."
— Vladimir Makarov

and not the one that is said to Yuri 07:54, May 30, 2012 (UTC)

Tell me if this is pointless trivia, but doesn't he look a little like Sacha Baron Cohen:

When does Makarov ever use an AK47 in any game? Nototter 16:49, June 26, 2012 (UTC)

Makarov's First In-Game Words: Makarov & Religion Edit

Makarov and the God quote Edit 21:30, September 15, 2012 (UTC) In the first quote said by Vladimir Makarov, God is mentioned as, in Russian, "God is with us" just before he initiated the Airport Massacre. This implies a deep religious belief, or at least spiritualist. Makarov believes in religion and fanatic ultra-nationalism, a socialist belief. How does a reverent believer of God adhere to the cultural strictness of a fanatical Utlra-nationalism (socialism)? Food for thought. 04:02, September 16, 2012 (UTC) Turns out, that he was not quoting out of religion. He was quoting the motto of the Russian empire. Even more so, why would a devout socialist use an "imperialist term"?

Presumed Deceased Edit

Please correct me and I'm pretty sure i'm incorrect about manythings and one being that the other game is made by treyarch and the other one made by activision but I was wondering since the antagonist of black ops was executed but came back I was wondering if the same thing could happen to makarov?

We saw Makarov himself hang and die with our own eyes, kinda hard to survive that. We didn't see Dragovich die until the end of the game where Mason choked him out. Kylet357 (talk) 01:21, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Yah weird isn't it he's returning in blackops II was he marked as deceased b4 we learned this Zamomblue222 (talk) 22:04, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

1: All antagonists in Black Ops are dead.

2: Makarov died in front of our eyes.

3: Treyarch and IW don't communicate for tips on story writing.

--Ebon Shadowshot (Talk) (Contributions) 22:08, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

In the mission blood brothers in MW3 there is a man sitting across Makarov in his car. You can see him very vaguely from yuri's perspective. I was wondering if he retains the face model of a unique character from previous installments or if he is just another terrorist with the typical inner circle character models from mw3. I wouldn't be asking if I had the PC version to no-clip, but I don't so if anyone could clarify that with me, that would be most helpful. Thank you.

Age 14:01, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

I believe Makarovs height Should be changed to 5'7 - 5'11 as it is never confirmed that he is 5'11, and has been deemed as 5'7 -59 and 5'11. It only fair because 5'11 isn't the only height given to him in call of duty modern warfare frenchise.

JOSHYPSYCHO (talk) 20:36, November 7, 2016 (UTC)

Makarovs Height and build.

In mw2 he deemed as he 5'11 in his dossier and then in mw3 he is deemed as 5'7 - 5'9 as well as having a build of 170 - 190 Pounds in his dossier.) 

JOSHYPSYCHO (talk) 21:03, November 7, 2016 (UTC)

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