He was portrayed by Anatoly Zinoviev.
Armed with a SIG SG-552 assault rifle, Vadim arrived in the White House kitchen and cornered John Cale and President James Sawyer. Cale attacked Vadim by slamming a wooden knife rack into his head and the two fought. Sawyer was able to get ahold of a suppressed Brugger & Thomet MP9 submachine gun, which he aimed at Vadim. Vadim then grabbed Cale and used him as a human shield. Unable to see, Sawyer put on his reading glasses and Cale escaped as Sawyer pulled the trigger and shot Vadim to death.
A track on the White House Down original soundtrack was titled "Fighting Vadim".
|White House Down Characters|
|Heroes||John Cale - President James Sawyer - Emily Cale|
|Villains||Martin Walker - Emil Stenz - Eli Raphelson|
|Allies||Carol Finnerty - Donnie the Guide - General Caulfield|
|Henchmen||Skip Tyler - Carl Killick - Conrad Cern - Motts - Vadim - Mulcahy - Ritter - Bobby - Chen|
|Other characters||Melanie - Muriel Walker - Alison Sawyer - Amber Sawyer|