Markov was tasked by S.H.I.E.L.D. to keep an eye on Yuri Klementiev, posing as one of his bodyguards. During the party on Klementiev's yacht, Markov helped Black Widow get the USB-stick, containing targeting software for the Jericho. After Romanoff obtained the USB-stick, she tried to find Markov and leave the yacht. However, he was captured by Sofia, who demanded Romanoff to hand the USB-stick to her in exchange of Markov's life. Romanoff handed the USB to Sofia, however, she shot Markov in the head and threw him in the water.