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Yuri Polivich
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Image used as concept design for Yuri Polivich in the Van Buren design document
Biography and appearance
AffiliationHoover Dam
LocationHoover Dam
SPECIALStrength: 5
Perception: 7
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 5
Intelligence: 7
Agility: 6
Luck: 5
Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Yuri Polivich is the chief and only doctor in Hoover Dam in 2253.


By the looks of Dr. Yuri Polivich, with his stern eyes, pinched lips, and wild black hair, one might think he was a mad scientist. But Dr. Yuri, as he is known to his friends, is quite sane and extremely competent. He is well versed in many medical procedures and can cure or fix just about any malady or injury. In fact, he is one of the only people in the region who has a very clean, polished, and working Auto-Doc.

Dr. Yuri is the person to see not only to cure what ails the player, but also if the player wants a good distributor for smooch. You see, Dr. Yuri is also the local drug pusher and has a wide variety of different types of chems (drugs). If it exists, Dr. Yuri has it. And Dr. Yuri is always interested in new recreational chems, so he will be tickled to distribute smooch at Hoover Dam, after he gets a sampling himself.[1]

Interactions with the player character

General Services Quests
Companion: No
Merchant: No
Doctor: No
Starts quests: No
Involved in quests: No

Now, there is a way to make nice-nice all around if drug trafficking is the player's thing. Dr. Yuri can be the person the player hits up to distribute smooch. He may be a bit reluctant at first, but if the player gives the good doctor a sample of smooch to try, Dr. Yuri will enthusiastically agree to be the official distributor. Now all the player has to do is do supply runs once in a while to keep Dr. Yuri well stocked. Dr. Yuri will give the player a definite weight of smooch needed to carry him through the year, so it is up to the player to decide how much of that weight he wants to actually schlep from the Reservation.

Dr. Yuri will be helpful later if smooch causes a junkie epidemic and an anti-toxin needs to be created.[1]


  • The image used is that of actor Jeffrey Combs, commonly known for his role as Andorian, Commander Shran in Star Trek: Enterprise


Yuri Polivich was going to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.



Design Document
CharactersGovernor Joseph Dodge · Mjr. Jack Fleming . Guido Giordano · Enzo Giordano · Vinnie Giordano · Dorris . Ailis McLafferty · Ralph Peoples · Mitch Stiller · Candice Morris · Pierre LaPoubelle · Dr. Yuri Polivich · Pablo Riviera · Frieda Van Graff · Milko · Dusty Heart · Beatrice · Otto Steed · Dianne · Farmer Dave · Bob · Mary-Jo · Billy-Bob · Mallet McBride · Ginger Flowers · Nancy Haggard · Arcade Gannon · Mike Lawson
LocationsThe Rim · Downtown (Frieda's Firearms) · Baseline · Scum Pits · Sub-Level 1C
QuestsGet Meeting with Governor Dodge · Negotiate Peace between NCR and BOS · Get City Council attendance back to norm · Join up with the 3-Some Caravan Company  · Spy on Crimson Caravan for 3-Some Caravan · Join up with the Crimson Caravan Company as spy for 3-Some · Successfully frame 3-Some Caravan Co. for extortion and murder · Successfully extort money out of Ailis McLafferty using evidence · Expose Crimson Caravan to Governor Dodge  · Give filtration schematics to former BOS scribes · Get school attendance up to norm · Teach class on Wasteland survival · Clear out critters in Scum Pits for possible hydroponics lab · Get shipments from Denver for materials to build hydroponics lab · Discover Sub-level 1 · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Get Mary-Joe to stop turning tricks & get access to Scum Pits · Discover lost Hoover Dam war and Sub-level 1 history · Relay new history from traveling the wasteland to Candice · Help Beatrice in a bar fight · Do Bob's bounty hunter jobs · Recalibrate the two working power generators to be more efficient and increase power · Get liquor for Pablo
OrganizationsNew California Republic · Crimson Caravan · 3-Some Caravan · Followers of the Apocalypse