Arkadij Jegorov (Russian: Аркадий Егоров, and also known as "Boris Ivanovich Deruzka"), was an international gunrunner born in 1930 in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
Under the harsh poverty conditions and scrutiny of the local and loyal apparatchiks, he cultivated a strong hatred for the communist regime. His journey down the road to crime began at the age of 15 when he started stealing weapons from the Soviets and selling them to Cossack nationalists.
His father saw fit to turn him to the authorities; however, Jegorov eluded the police and went into hiding in the mountains before making his way to Marseilles, where he would join the French Foreign Legion in 1950. By the end of his service in 1955, Jegorov had established a gun-running route through Turkey and Iran. His gunrunning activities continued after he left the league, culminating in his going into business with the Russian mafia in the mid 1980s and building up a gun-trafficking operation that covered most of the world.
Hitman: Codename 47
In Hitman: Codename 47, he is making an arms deal with a local bikers gang and his ship's whereabouts within the harbor are unknown. 47 locates him via tracking device in the money briefcase used by the bikers to pay Jegorov, then he infiltrates the heavily guarded dock in the dead of night, eliminates Jegorov and neutralizes a nuclear bomb on board his ship.
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In Hitman: Contracts, while attempting to purchase a nuclear bomb, Jegorov was intercepted and surrounded by the Dutch police force and special operations on board his cargo ship. Arming the nuclear device, Jegorov threatened to detonate the device if he was not allowed safe passage out of the area via helicopter. Despite this, 47 was still able to assassinate Jegorov and disarm the nuke.
Arkadij Jegorov is a Russian male weighing 240 lbs (109 kg) and standing at 6' (1.83 m). Oddly, 47 looks several inches shorter than Arkadij, although his height is listed as 188 cm (6'2") in his ICA File in Hitman: Absolution. He has short black hair and a mustache.
Although he is aged 69 or 70, Jegorov looks much younger than he is because in exchange of money, Ort Meyer provided him with fresh organs for his project.