Played by: Adrian Bouchet
Yuri is Gennady’s right hand. His twisted, cunning mind and sadistic inclinations are well-known in the London underground.
Yuri was born to a well-off Russian family, but was not interested in the bright future his parents had planned for him. What young Yuri dreamed about was the glamour and excitement of a gangster’s life. He wanted to be one of them – slick, scary-looking men driving expensive cars, with pockets filled with cash and guns hidden under their designer jackets. Also, even in his youth, Yuri was a manipulative bully for no better reason than sheer fun of it.
At the age of 20, after an unsuccessful attempt to appease his parent by starting business studies, Yuri was recruited by the Family. His childhood dream thus began to materialise. He was quickly noticed among the recruits – a cheeky boy with some education under his belt and a head full of ideas. In addition to that, his ruthlessness impressed even the most hardened of his colleagues.
He took a fast track to the upper tiers of Family’s hierarchy. Since he spoke good English, he was sent to the UK to help Gennady eradicate the local competition. Gennady thinks very highly of Yuri’s skills, but keeps his cruelty under control, unleashing it only when necessary. Yuri, on the other hand, has learnt a lot by observing Gennady at work. He still remains loyal to his mentor, but they both know that a time will come for Gennady to retire. Sergey, being such a disappointment, is hardly suitable for taking his father’s place. If not him, then who else but Yuri?