Arkadi Novikov
Arkadi Novikov
Biographical information
Full name Аркадий Новиков
Nationality Flag of Russia Russian
Born May 22, 1966
Birth place Minsk, Belarus
Family Father
Affiliation(s) Rainbow
Occupation Rainbow operative
Identification number RCT0031-A1044
Specialty Assault
Appearances Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
Physical description
Height 201 centimeters
Weight 125 kilograms
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown

Arkadi Novikov is a Belarusian Rainbow operative.


Born in Minsk, in what is now Belarus. Novikov is the son of a career army officer; his family is politically very well connected, and has made the transition from the USSR to the CIS very well indeed. Novikov enjoyed the finest education and living standard available, including an engineering degree from the University of Moscow. He spurned the regular army to take a prized field position in the enforcement arm of the KGB, only to find it disintegrating beneath him. When his co-workers joined the forming Russian Mafias, Novikov left the city to return to Minsk where the newly independent Belarus army offered him a chance to lead a CT team of his own creation. A series of low profile but well-planned and executed missions brought him to the attention of RAINBOW, which Novikov gladly joined. Novikov combines the broad build of the Russian athlete with an incisive mind and stern leadership. He is capable of working much higher in the organization, but prefers field duty, even if it means taking more orders than he gives. Other team members feel comfortable with Novikov in charge, as his personal bravery combines with sharp planning to virtually guarantee success.