The Russian, along with the other Guardians, was sent to collect the Loom of Fate. When Wesley stormed the ruined Textile Mill he came upon Araña and The Russian talking about moving the Loom. Araña told The Russian that they would wait for Brummel and then move the Loom. Araña then ordered The Russian to clean up the rest of the mess.
After Araña left the building, Wesley killed The Russian. Upon seeing the Binary Code printed on his arm, Wesley took it.