Nikolai Bellick is the main potragonist of the game. He is an ex-soldier from Serbia and Montenegro who choose to move to Libert City to rebuild his life. He was told by his cousin Roman that the life in the USA was a life full of money, cars and chicks. But all this was turned into a lie once Niko got off the ship from Europe. Instead, Roman has a failing taxi bussiness, has trouble with crime family's who have made it lear that they want his head, including a pile of debts.
Niko first goes into his new home which turns out to be an uncleaned dirty apartment, which later gets set on fire. He was after a man who once worked with him in the forces and wants to end his life.