Nikolai Belinski (voiced by Fred Tatasciore
) is a drunken, angry Russian from the Red Army with a rather bloody past out to drown himself in Vodka and Zombie blood. He first appears in Shi No Numa with Richtofen, Takeo, and Dempsey. Making jokes at Richtofen's expense causally during the game brings to light that even depressed and bloodthirsty Nikolai is the voice of comedic relief for the group dynamic.
His biography in World at War says this about him;
"Stalin himself cannot stare Nikolai in the eye, no one can. For in his eyes you see the soul of a man burning with a hatred of all things living. His closet is full of skeletons, many of them with the flesh still attached. Before the war, Nikolai quickly made his way up through the party ranks by killing the next man in line, and by marrying politically. His aspirations all came crashing down after his fifth wife mysteriously died while cleaning Nikolai’s axe with her neck. Little did he know that she had been sleeping with a high ranking party official on the side. After her tragic demise, Nikolai’s reputation spread quickly through the party, and it wasn’t long before Stalin himself had heard about the psychopathic politician who killed anything that came within 5 feet of him. As soon as the war started, Nikolai was dropped at the front line and forgotten about, where he wallowed in self pity and Vodka for several years. With many weapons in his arsenal, not least of which is his breath, Nikolai Belinski can look death in the eye and say “I know you”."