|Vasili Ivanovich Koslov|
Private Koslov, 1942
|Appears in||Call of Duty 2|
13th Guards Rifle Division
|Weapon||Mosin Nagant, TT-33, PPSh-41, SVT-40, any other weapon in the campaign|
Private Vasili Ivanovich Koslov (Russian: Василий Иванович Козлов) was a soldier in the Red Army who fought during World War II, and is a playable character featured in the Soviet campaign in Call of Duty 2.
Vasili Ivanovich Koslov joined the Soviet Union. In December 16, 1941, after his motherland was attacked by the German invaders, Vasili was conscripted by the Red Army in order to defend the Soviet Union against the Nazi German invaders. One of the motivations that caused Vasili to accept his conscription was the death of several of his relatives in German artillery fire, making him possibly the most sympathetic of the protagonists in the game.
A day later, Vasili traveled with his comrades in the back of a truck to Moscow and did some basic training with Commissar Letlev, and soon fought off a German attack. Vasili and his fellow comrades traveled to Stalingrad afterward and fought there for most of the war. Vasili had to destroy some Nazi tanks with sticky bombs in combat. Vasili also protected his comrades by sniping and providing covering fire, quite often from regular infantry but as well from enemy machine guns or snipers. Vasili most likely survived the war, although it isn't confirmed.
Vasili is likely to have been the brother of Natasha but might have been mistaken for another Soviet soldier with the same name but with two "S" in Yuri Petrenko's notes to his girlfriend Natasha in Call of Duty: United Offensive. If this is in fact his sister, then he presumably reunited with her after the war.
- In the Russian version of the game, he is sometimes referred to as 'Vasya' (Russian: Вася), a short way of saying Vasili.
- His surname Ivanovich would be a reference to the Russian playable character in Call of Duty, Alexei Ivanovich Voronin.
- His first name is probably a reference to the great Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev.
- His name may also be a reference to Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov, the commander during the battle of Stalingrad.
- In Call of Duty, on the second Stalingrad mission there is a Soviet soldier named Sr. Lt. Koslov.