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General Vadim Kozlov
General Vadim Kozlov (CivBE).png
Introduced in Vanilla
Titles Cosmonaut of the People
"Hero of the Federation"
Civilization Slavic Federation
Preferred victory
Language Mix of Russian and Ukrainian with Polish accent
Voice actor/actress Mateusz Pawluczuk

Vadim Kozlov leads the Slavic Federation.


Main article: Leaders (Starships)

The leader Kozlov (Industrialist) increases metals production by 25%

Civilopedia entry[]

Early Life[]

The most celebrated cosmonaut since Yuri Gagarin, Vadim Kozlov came from a working-class family but rose to heroic stature in the years before the Seeding. Eldest son of parents who labored as itinerant steelworkers and welders, Vadim acquired his limited formal education in industrial cities scattered across the Federation: Krakow, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, Minsk, Vitebsk, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk. Vadim answered the call for construction volunteers issued by Roscosmos, the resurgent Federation space agency. Minimally trained in zero-G construction methods, Kozlov was sent to work on building the second Federation Earth-orbit station. He was soon promoted to foreman of his shift due to his aptitude for weightless labor combined with practical experience in heavy construction.

Career in Space[]

Inducted into the armed forces and immediately given the rank of Colonel, Vadim took advantage of part-time educational programs to gain a comp-diploma in aerospace engineering. Over the next decade, he became the public face of the Federation efforts to exploit the vast resources of space. Vadim Kozlov was the first citizen of the Federation to set foot on Mars. For this, he was made a “Hero of the People” and promoted to General in Roscosmos. Six years later, he led the mission to map Sol’s asteroid belt in preparation for mining operations; for this success, Kozlov was awarded a second Hero’s medal and promoted again.


Incredibly popular among the working class, a devoted family man, and fiercely loyal to the Slavic state that had rewarded his hard work, Kozlov eschewed offers to enter politics or move into the civilian realm. At the age of 35, he was overseeing Roscosmos construction projects on Earth, Mars, and in space. He was not reticent in pitching in personally to do manual labor during inspections of construction sites on Earth, elevating his reputation even more as a self-effacing, self-made, successful servant of the people. Both professionally and personally, Vadim Kozlov appeared content.

Return to Space[]

Yet Vadim made no effort to disguise his desire to return to space. In his early 40s, when the Slavic colonization effort was launched, Kozlov volunteered to head one of the missions. He was promptly accepted, and threw himself into the role of mission commander with the vigor and consummate professionalism for which he was famed. It has been surmised that he was urged to volunteer by his beloved wife, who hoped to give their children opportunities on a new world not available in the overcrowded and calcifying Slavic Federation. Whatever the truth of such rumors, in the colony mission, Kozlov was able to combine all the loves of his life: space travel, exploration, engineering, family, and Federation.

Loading screen quotes[]

<< Excerpts from Colony Archives >> << Personal Log, Vadim Petrovich Kozlov >>


Long have our people stood at the forefront of scientific advancement. We were the first to establish a base upon the moon. And the first to replace our satellites after the Great Mistake. I would see us continue this tradition on our new world and I will fight any who stand in our way.

<< Excerpts from Colony Archives >> << Personal Log, Vadim Petrovich Kozlov >>


Space offers so much. To share its wonders with my family is a joy I cannot express. My children will have a future on a new world. They will make discoveries that on Earth would have been impossible. Together, we will face the future and finally be free to live the life I worked so hard to secure.

<< Excerpts from Colony Archives >> << Personal Log, Vadim Petrovich Kozlov >>


The planet approaches. From this distance, it holds some similarity to Earth. I must not take comfort in this. From comfort comes weakness and that is something I cannot abide. Although we have prepared for the world below, it will not be enough. If we are to survive, we will need to learn more. To be vigilant. To adapt.

<< Excerpts from Colony Archives >> << Personal Log, Vadim Petrovich Kozlov >>


I do not know what is in store for us. It is possible we will flourish without effort. Or perhaps we will be set-upon by monsters we can barely comprehend. Either way, I hope for peace and through our superior weapons, we will achieve it.

<< Excerpts from Colony Archives >> << Personal Log, Vadim Petrovich Kozlov >>


It is my duty to keep these men and women alive. It is my burden to know that I cannot. They must make their own future. I can guide them. I can give them the tools to survive. But I cannot control them. Their choices will be their own as will their consequences.

Civilopedia Entries[]


Wonders Quote
Memetwork "Some ideas are bad ideas. Make better ideas and you make better colonies."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Ansible "When will the orders arrive? Now? Can they be sent faster?"

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Faraday Gyre "Let this system be a model for the interaction of our work and our society: Great forces acting on countless agents, exploiting the ironclad laws of physical sciences, creating instances of action and progress."

Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Dimension Folding Complex "All conflict stems from scarcity. Not enough resources? Find more. Not enough personnel? Train more. Not enough time or space? Create more."

Vadim Kozlov, New Discourses on Consolidated Colonial Establishments


Technology Quote
Engineering "Instruct the children not to dream of toys or sweets. Instruct them to dream of infrastructure."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Terraforming "Yes, the world is beautiful and unspoiled. But it is wrong. Correct it at once."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Robotics "Robots do not complain, question, or rest, which makes them good role models for the rest of you."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Planetary Engineering "We can always trade space for time. We have surplus space and not enough time."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Augmentation "Strong machines rally weak flesh when the spirit is willing!"

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Pioneering "The universe is either in progress or in entropy. We choose progress!"

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Climate Control "Stop talking about the weather and do something about it for once!"

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Servomachinery "Morality is measured by the progress of our work. A machine whose works bring us more progress is more moral than a lesser machine."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Orbital Automation "The trend towards automation speaks to our nature. We create that which may persist without us -- In this we are strong. We depend on that which requires nothing of us in return -- In this we are flawed."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Industrial Ecology "The laws of nature are weaker than planning, resolve, purpose, and will."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Civilopedia Entries[]

Technology Quote
Game Concepts "This settlement's success is my only priority. If something promotes success, I will endorse it. If it hinders us, I will fight it."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Wonders "There is nothing finer than fibercrete, unless it is a fibercrete manufacturing plant."

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Virtues "What art can compare to the sight of a construction site which runs to the horizon?"

Vadim Kozlov, Axioms from the Minutes of the Central Directorate

Improvements "Remove it. There should be a road in its place."

Vadim Kozlov, to the Directorate for Infrastructure Improvement, on the Tantalus Rift Canyon System

In-game quotes[]

Unlike Russian leaders from Civ V and VI, Kozlov speaks in what appears to be mix of Russian, Ukrainian and Slavic-like gibberish which is a result of voice actor's poor knowledge of Russian.

Another possibility is that this is meant to reflect the fictionalized language of the future.

Attacked: Давайте охраним нашу землю, не будем ей <unintelligible>! (Let's guard our land, not <unintelligible> it!)

Declaration of War: Вперёд, мастера войны! (Forward, masters of war!)

Defeated: Поражение вымогает наивеличайшего героизма. (Defeat takes the greatest heroism.)

Hate Hello: Стучиться <unintelligible> (could be "стучиться не учили?" - "don't you know how to knock (before you enter)?")

Hate Let's Hear It 1: Говори прямо! (Speak straight!)

Hate Let's Hear It 2: Говори, что можешь говорить! (Speak what you can speak!)

Hate Let's Hear It 3: Ты приносишь <unintelligible>? (Do you bring <unintelligible>?)

Hate No 1: А коровы начнут летать! (And cows will start to fly!)

Hate No 2: <unintelligible>

Hate No 3: Ты сошел з розума! (You're out of your mind!) [note: Ukrainian phrase]

Hate Yes 1: Только для моей Родины. (Only for my Motherland.)

Hate Yes 2: Нехай буде. (Let it be.) [note: Ukrainian phrase]

Hate Yes 3: Ждёт меня обед! (The dinner awaits me!)

Intro: Спутник, Славянская Федерация поздравляет тебя. (Companion, Slavic Federation congratulates you.) [note: that's the literal translation of phrase - possibly, words "stranger" and "greets" are meant by "companion" and "congratulates", respectively]

Neutral Hello: Хоть познакомимся. (At least we'll meet.) [note: by "meet" he means "to become aquainted" which is strange for a non-first meeting]

Neutral Let's Hear It 1: Прошу, говори. (Please, speak.)

Neutral Let's Hear It 2: Подумай и говори. (Think for a bit and speak.)

Neutral Let's Hear It 3: В простых словах, пожалуйста. (In simple words, please.)

Neutral No 1: Прошу прощения? (I beg your pardon?)

Neutral No 2: Сожалею, нет. (I'm afraid, no.)

Neutral No 3: Я не знаю. (I don't know.)

Neutral Yes 1: Ми згодні. (We agree.) [note: Ukrainian phrase]

Neutral Yes 2: Конечно. (Of course.)

Neutral Yes 3: Почему нет. (Why not.)

Peace: Наша отчизна в безогрозности. (Our Fatherland is in safety.) [note: the word "безогрозность" (safety) is not used neither by Russians nor Ukrainians]

Request: Торговля опирается не на потребах, а на справедливости. (The trade stands not on need, but on fairness.) [note: the sentence in structured wrong; word "потреба" (need) is Ukrainian]

Official teaser[]


The Slavic Federation's Kozlov Speaks to the Masses

A new year's speech from celebrated cosmonaut and hero of the Slavic Federation, Vadim Kozlov:

Citizens of the Slavic Federation!

Fearless pioneers of the Outer Space! Hard-working settlers and scientists who have devoted their lives to the genetics, engineering or cybernetics!

This is the final day of the last year we entirely spend on our home planet. In a few months we shall leave and venture on a quest for happiness for all nations of Mother-Earth.

For many years unnumbered we have been torturing our planet, thoughtlessly plundering its wealths. How many animals and plants have been erased from the face of Earth forever? The IUCN Red List comprises more pages than all issues of Encyclopaedia Britannica & Great Soviet Encyclopedia combined together, and we are the only species bearing the blame.

Do you remember the day when the last drop of gas was devoured by the last car in the Russian Federation? So many people have died since then. Yes, this has been the last drop, because only then did the Eurasian nations regain their senses and form a union, which later became the Slavic Federation.

We have survived countless woes. Is there any nation on the planet who had to face such trials? No. Three revolutions in one century, four world wars raging across our lands – and still we survived. We stayed afloat, when the water levels rose higher than the stock market, and the rest of the world sank. Nobody but Slavs could do it. Nobody.

Let us remember the legacy of the Golden Age. We were the first ones to launch a satellite, to send a man into space, to establish an extraterrestrial colony, to cross the Kuiper belt. Our history is one of the triumph of reason over ignorance, malice and greed. Since the very moment of birth our nation has been destined to go forward. And further up!

Many hardships lie ahead. We know little about the planet we have chosen as our home. What secrets does it hold? Never fear! We are ready to face anything. Our microbiologists can overcome any extraterrestrial viruses, our ecologists can build any number of prosperous colonies, and our astrophysicists will conquer the alien planet and present it to the mankind. Other expeditions will fail in the struggle with the hostile world, but we will prevail, and we will save their lives, and we will give them shelter.

The time has come to forget past grievances. We know the power of the Slavic Federation. Our orbital stations surpass those of other nations, our machines produce equipment of unrivaled quality. But can we survive without the help of our fellow earthlings? Are we to forget the past without the knowledge of the Franco-Iberian historians? Are our defenses to succumb to the alien wildlife without the support of the hardened soldiers of Buenos Aires? Are we to wallow in vice without the wise guidance of Kavithan Protectorate preachers? No, we should unite our efforts for the sake of the future.

They have been comparing me to the great Yuri Gagarin, the most courageous space pioneer in the history of Earth. I am honored, and yet I must acknowledge the truth of these words. Yes, I am a working class guy, who grew up dreaming of the distant stars and galaxies. Like the Soviet Union, we are about to enter the new, truly cosmic era. Yuri Alekseevich has made the first step towards the space travel. But we must make the last.

This is a solemn moment. A beginning of the first year of the new era. I wish you all a happy New Year 2210!

Let's go!

Affinity gallery[]

Affinity Level 6[]

Koslov in mid-game wearing Harmony, Purity and Supremacy outfits respectively

Affinity Level 11[]

Koslov in late-game wearing Harmony, Purity and Supremacy outfits respectively

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