Ivan was a Russian Mafia member.
War with Wilson Fisk
Following Vladimir Ranskahov
When Vladimir Ranskahov called for a war with Wilson Fisk in response to the brutal murder of Anatoly Ranskahov, Ivan gathered with the rest of Ranskahov's soldiers in a warehouse where they gathered their weapons ready for battle. Before they could leave, however, one of Madame Gao's blind workers arrived in the warehouse and detonated a bomb, killing almost everyone inside.
Executed by Blake
Ivan barely survived the blast, but became badly burnt and crushed under rubble with a steel rod imbedded in his leg and side. Help seemed to arrive when police officers walked into the building, led by Detectives Christian Blake and Carl Hoffman. Blake walked over to Ivan but instead of helping, he began torturing the Russian mobster, demanding to know where Vladimir Ranskahov's body was. Screaming in pain, Ivan begged for mercy and told Blake he did not know. In response, Blake shot Ivan in the head.