Viktor Cherevin is the main antagonist of the 2014 spy action film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. He is a Russian wealthy businessman and a ruthless terrorist mastermind bent on killing Jack Ryan and crippling the global economy by launching massive terrorist assault.
He was portrayed by Kenneth Branagh, who is also directing the movie. Branagh also portrayed Gilderoy Lockhart.
While working as a junior analyst for the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence, Jack Ryan inadvertently uncovers evidence of an imminent terrorist attack. With no intelligence to verify his discovery, Ryan is promoted to field agent and sent to Moscow to continue his investigation, where he soon encounters Viktor Cherevin, an enigmatic businessman at the center of a plot to cripple the global economy. As Ryan learns to navigate the world of intelligence, fend off assassins, and address the potential breakdown of his marriage, he comes to the realization that it may already be too late to stop Cherevin from ushering in an economic catastrophe of unprecedented scale.
Cherevin plans to make the American dollar useless by buying up stock markets and placing his supposes dead son Aleksandr as a sleeper agent in America.
He served in the Soviet Military as he was a soldier in the Soviet war in Afghanistan.