Don Vadim, aged 54 is the undisputed head of the Brekovian underworld.
Young Vadim Sokovyz pursued a KGB career and eventually reached the rank of major. Under the Leonid rule Sokovyz found many business opportunities to exploit and as long as he kept the politicians on his payroll, he could do whatever he wanted.
In 2010, when he saw the Leonid rule come to end, Sokovyz “retired” from the KGB. He then acquired the old Marinsky mansion and started to rule his mafia empire there, still in close connection with the Brekovian elite.
The Marinsky mansion was built by Graf Piotr Marinsky for his younger son Martyn Marinsky and his wife Anna in the late 19th century. After the second world war, the Marinsky family was arrested by Soviets and killed in captivity.
The mansion was confiscated by the government and was later used by a communist party official until the Soviet Union collapsed. Then it was sold to a wealthy Romanian family, who mysteriously disappeared in the early 2000s. The mansion was abandoned for several years until mafia kingpin Vadim Sokovyz acquired it.