, in a recent profile where it was suggested his cameo may have been to “placate” those who criticised the show for its predominantly white cast.Glover made a brief, two-episode appearance in the show’s second season as Sandy, Hannah’s black Republican boyfriend.’ That’s not a genre—that’s Donald.” , named “Robbin’ Season” – a term which originated in Atlanta to describe the period leading up to Christmas when there’s a big spike in domestic robberies.“People have gifts, have more stuff, and money,” writer Stephen Glover said recently. Ilyena reminisces that Mikhail was "beautiful" at this time, before he became possessed by anger.Dimitri also talks of Mikhail in a more positive tongue.When she breaks up with him, he responds by mocking her white privilege: “Oh, I’m a white girl, and I moved to New York and I’m having a great time, and, Oh, I’ve got a fixed-gear bike, and I’m going to date a black guy and we’re going to go to a dangerous part of town”.
Both he and Dimitri have tattoos on the palms of their hand which represent that they are "brothers for life" (many initiated members of his organization have the same tattoo later on in time.) It is apparent that Mikhail protected Dimitri from being raped in prison (which he will sometimes remind Dimitri of in order to force him into following orders.) In 1988, when Mikhail was twenty-five, his future wife Ilyena gave birth to their daughter Anna - Ilyena was only eighteen years old at the time of their baby's birth.
Kenny contacts Dimitri and explains that setting Mikhail up to be killed will ultimately restore order.
Dimitri agrees to betray Mikhail, and tells Kenny that the man who eliminated his son was a "hired gun" who had no affiliation with Faustin's organization, in order to keep Niko safe from harm.
Among other violent, rash moves, Mikhail called for the death of Lenny Petrovic, who was the son of the most powerful Russian mob leader in Liberty City, Kenny Petrovic because he assumed that Lenny has snitched on him.
This results in an all-out war between the two Russian factions.
He gradually became extremely violent and worryingly murderous, which led to him making decisions that caused his closest friend to orchestrate his execution.