Klotkoff was a KGB agent sent by General Gogol to spy on Max Zorin. Zorin caught him attempting to plant a bomb on Zorin's San Francisco oil rig. Klotkoff was forced to disarm the mine before he was dropped onto the rig's propellors and killed.
Later at Zorin's oil pumping station, Klotkoff and Pola Ivanova record Zorin discussing plans to destroy San Francisco's Silicon Valley. They then try to blow up the rig with a mine. Pola manages to escape but Klotkoff is caught and forced to disarm the mine. Zorin then orders that Klotkoff be thrown into the intake pipe rotors, which cut him to pieces.