|Profession:||President of the Russian Federation|
|Played by:||Nick Jameson|
|Season(s):||5, 6, 8|
|First episode:||"Day 5: 8:00am-9:00am"|
|Last episode:||"Day 8: 3:00pm-4:00pm"|
Yuri Suvarov was President of the Russian Federation. He was married to Anya Suvarov. The Suvarovs had a strong relationship with American President Charles Logan and First Lady Martha Logan prior to Day 5, when they signed an Anti-terrorism treaty between their countries.
President Suvarov also aided CTU Los Angeles when it was discovered that the Russian consul in L.A., Anatoly Markov, was withholding information regarding Dmitri Gredenko and the terrorist acts of Day 6. Despite some initial diplomatic clash with U.S. Vice-President Noah Daniels, Suvarov ordered the questioning of Markov by Jack Bauer.
Some time later, Suvarov turned out to be the mastermind behind a plot to assassinate IRK President Omar Hassan in an attempt to derail peace accords between Hassan and U.S. President Allison Taylor, which would eventually weaken Russian influence on the IRK. Suvarov was also the person responsible for authorizing the murder of Renee Walker.
Before Day 5 Edit
Yuri Suvarov became President of the Russian Federation less than a year before Day 5.
Day 5 Edit
On Day 5, Russian President Yuri Suvarov was scheduled to come to Los Angeles with his wife Anya to sign an Anti-terrorism treaty with President Charles Logan. Despite the assassination of President David Palmer and chatter that Suvarov's helicopter would get attacked, Logan refused to call off the summit. ("Day 5: 7:00am-8:00am")
Shortly before 9:00am, the Suvarovs successfully arrived at the presidential retreat in Hidden Valley, without any terrorist attacks. ("Day 5: 8:00am-9:00am") Once he landed, Presidents Logan and Suvarov were in the middle of a photography session with the press. Suvarov took the moment to express his sympathy to Logan for the assassination of President Palmer. Logan thanked him, but also stressed the importance of their treaty and how it would be a fitting tribute to Palmer's legacy. At this moment, they were both informed of the hostage crisis at the Ontario Airport, and Logan excused himself. Suvarov offered his help, and Logan thanked him for it. ("Day 5: 9:00am-10:00am")
At around 10:20am, Suvarov told Mike Novick he wanted to talk to President Logan. He waited outside the Situation Room for Logan to come out. When he did, Suvarov asked him about the delay on the assault at the airport, but Logan assured him it would undoubtedly take place before the signing of the treaty. Suvarov then reminded him that both of them had staked their political futures on the treaty, and if the rescue attempt failed, the treaty would become meaningless and they both would become a mockery.
Several minutes after, a spokesman introduced both Presidents Logan and Suvarov as the ceremony began. After a speech from Logan, Suvarov gave his where he highlighted the importance of the unity between their countries against common enemies. After he finished his speech, both Logan and Suvarov sat down to sign the treaty. After they finished the ceremony, Logan was informed of the successful raid at the airport, and Logan informed the press about it. Suvarov applauded Logan and congratulated him. ("Day 5: 10:00am-11:00am")
Suvarov showed his gratitude to Logan and began to prepare to leave for the airport.
After entering the limousine, Yuri and Anya were surprised when Martha decided to join them. While on the way to the airport, Aaron Pierce called a Code 6 and ordered the limousine to be turned around. While the motorcade route was being changed, Russian separatists began attacking and successfully killed several Secret Service agents. In their attempt to break into the limousine, the remaining terrorists were killed by Agent Pierce.
The Suvarovs arrived back at the presidential retreat, and Yuri learned that the terrorist group behind the attack also had access to stolen cases of Sentox VX nerve gas. President Suvarov then expressed his concern for Martha, as he noticed her displaying awkward behavior before the attack occurred. President Logan informed Suvarov that Martha suffered from a medical condition, and Yuri gave his condolences.
Day 6 Edit
During the events of Day 6, President Suvarov learned that a man named Jack Bauer raided the Russian consulate and took Consul Markov hostage at gunpoint. Suvarov called the White House and requested to speak with President Wayne Palmer, but instead he discussed the issue with Vice President Noah Daniels. Daniels told Suvarov that Markov was connected to Dmitri Gredenko, who supplied suitcase nukes to Abu Fayed, with one of the nukes going off in Valencia earlier in the day. Suvarov told Daniels they needed to go through the proper diplomatic channels to interrogate Markov. The Russian president warned Daniels that if Bauer didn't stand down, Russia would retaliate.
When Martha Logan called Anya on behalf of CTU Los Angeles, Anya confronted her husband about the situation at the Russian consulate. Yuri decided to call Markov and he demanded for him to surrender to CTU and deliver Jack Bauer safely. When Markov refused to turn himself in, Yuri was furious with Markov's betrayal. He told Bill Buchanan that he would authorize the raiding of the consulate and the US had Russia's full support.
Seven hours later, President Suvarov requested to have a video conference with Daniels. Vice President Daniels accepted the request, and had Tom Lennox and Karen Hayes sit in the conference with him. Suvarov revealed that he had knowledge that a Chinese agent was in possession of an FB subcircuit board from one of the secured Russian suitcase nukes. The component would allow China to break Russian defense codes used in military technology, which only Russia and the United States was in possession of. If the agent was able to smuggle the component out of the country, Suvarov would initiate military retaliation. His generals had orders to strike a US military base in Central Asia once Suvarov gave them confirmation. Daniels attempted to make Suvarov the scapegoat, as a Russian general was the one who smuggled the weapons into the US. Suvarov was aware of that information, but he informed Daniels that the situation with the Chinese agent needed to be taken care of.
Two hours later, Vice President Daniels set up a video conference with Suvarov. Daniels revealed that the FB sub-circuit board had been destroyed. When Suvarov asked for evidence, Daniels offered to send whatever he needed. Suvarov revealed that he was aware that one of his agents, Mark Bishop, was exposed and forced to send false information to his contact. Suvarov told Daniels that if he didn't recover or destroy the FB sub-circuit board within a two hour deadline, he would be forced to go forward with military action.
Suvarov was then contacted by Daniels, who told him that he knew his generals pushed him to go forward with the military action. Suvarov claimed that in order to protect his country's intelligence, he would have to go forward with the military strike. Daniels revealed that an opportunity had presented itself, one that could resolve the situation. He told Suvarov that the man in possession of the component, Phillip Bauer, was no longer in cahoots with the Chinese. Bauer was willing to give up the component in an exchange. Suvarov agreed to pull back his troops and cancel the military action if the exchange was successful and the component was therefore destroyed or recovered.
Bauer had double-crossed CTU, as the component that was handed over to Mike Doyle was an explosive. Daniels informed Suvarov of the situation, but he revealed that they could still prevent the war. CTU had tracked down Phillip and Cheng to an offshore oil rig in Los Angeles. Daniels and Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin decided to go forward with an air strike, that would happen in less than 20 minutes. Suvarov agreed to stop his military attack if the air strike was successful. The strike was a success and the component was destroyed. Bauer, in turn, was killed and Cheng was taken into the custody of Bill Buchanan. Suvarov apologized to Daniels for the situation that had escalated. He told him that he was doing what he thought was best to protect his country's intelligence. Daniels told him that he understood and it would be best to leave the ordeal in the past.
Before Day 8 Edit
President Suvarov and his supporters sought to derail the peace accords planned by President Allison Taylor and Omar Hassan of the IRK (as the peace treaty threatened to weaken Russia's influence over the IRK). Through his foreign minister Mikhail Novakovich, Suvarov authorized the support of a violent Kamistan splinter cell with the aid of CTU mole Dana Walsh.
Day 8 Edit
Russian foreign minister Mikhail Novakovich challenged President Allison Taylor to contact President Suvarov to verify Russia's decision to step down from the Kamistani peace treaty. Later, when Pavel Tokarev asked Mikhail for permission to shoot Renee Walker, Mikhail asked Suvarov who then granted the permission for the hit.
At 12:25pm, the reporter Heather Nauert announced that President Suvarov would be arriving within the hour at JFK airport and would be transported by helicopter to the UN building. Suvarov, considered the valuable "third partner", was arriving to sign historic peace accords with US President Taylor and Dalia Hassan of the IRK. A little before 2:00pm Charles Logan called Suvarov to tell him about the murder of Mikhail Novakovich.
Over the course of the conversation, a transmitting device planted on Logan revealed to Jack Bauer several things about Suvarov: first, that Novakovich was taking orders from Suvarov; second, that Suvarov was the mastermind behind the Russian end of the conspiracy; and third, that he personally gave permission for Pavel to murder Renee Walker.
Suvarov arrived at the conference because the unfavorable treaty was a far superior alternative to the exposure of his criminal conspiracy. He and Dalia Hassan both signed. To his surprise and dismay, however, President Taylor suddenly refused to sign it herself and somberly returned Omar Hassan's pen to Dalia. Yuri realized what was going on in her mind, and quietly tried to intervene. But she ignored him, and to his further horror, Taylor promised the delegates to make a public confession revealing the existence of Suvarov's conspiracy as well as her role in attempting to cover it up. She briskly walked off the podium, leaving Dalia smiling in relief and triumph, and Suvarov in stunned silence.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Yuri Suvarov: Mr. President, I’m glad we have this opportunity to thank you and Mrs. Logan personally for your hospitality. ("Day 5: 3:00pm-4:00pm")
- Yuri Suvarov: Mr. President, like you, I have staked much of my political future on the success of this treaty. If this rescue attempt fails, it will not only be rendered meaningless, it will become a mockery. And so will we. ("Day 5: 10:00am-11:00am")
- Yuri Suvarov: How dare you disobey a direct order! You will do exactly as I tell you! ("Day 6: 6:00pm-7:00pm")
- Yuri Suvarov: I will personally authorize the use of force against the consulate. The United States of America has the support of the Russian state in this matter. ("Day 6: 6:00pm-7:00pm")
- Yuri Suvarov: There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal. ("Day 8: 1:00pm-2:00pm")
Background information and notes Edit
- Given time and narrative constraints, the repercussions Suvarov faced after Season 8 for his crimes are not known.
- Walt Cummings says Yuri Suvarov is over 6 feet tall.
- Suvarov appears in pre-recorded footage during "Day 8: 12:00pm-1:00pm".
- As shown during the treaty signing at Day 8, Suvarov signs his name in the Latin alphabet, despite the fact that the Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet.
- Suvarov is the only sitting President to appear in 3 seasons of 24.
- Suvarov has served as President of Russia for nearly 7 years following his appearance in Season 8.
See also Edit
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