|Full name||Berezovich Kryuger|
|Affiliation||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Released on||CN, TW, KR, EN, JP|
Berezovich Kryuger (Belorussian: Березович Крюгер; name related to 'береза' - birch tree) is the founder and director of Griffin & Kryuger. A now-retired military officer and former member of the New Soviet Union's Ministry of Internal Affairs.
As a member of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kryuger worked as a tactical commander in the rescue and escort operation of Persicaria, with whom he stayed close friends. He left the Ministry after receiving payment for this mission and used the money to start G&K. Kryuger had witnessed many deaths during his military career and wanted to dedicate his retirement to less destructive purposes and founded G&K in order to protect populations with no government protection. G&K's forces were human soldiers at first, but quickly shifted to using armed civilian Tactical Dolls to spare human lives and money.
Kryuger maintained an interest in the development of Second Generation T-Dolls and developed good relations with Havier Witkin, the director of G&K's main T-Dolls provider, IOP. This close partnership let Kryuger provide direct data feedback about T-Dolls efficiency to IOP's main R&D subcontractor, Hermit (in reality a shell corporation used by IOP to protect its employees Persicaria and Lycoris from their former colleagues of 90WISH). The good relations between IOP and G&K was instrumental in further improving T-Doll technology. G&K was later hired by Sangvis Ferri to escort Lycoris to their underground research facilities, after the scientist decided to leave Hermit. Kryuger accepted only if SF would share Lycoris' future results with him. G&K's influence as a partner prevented Witkin from seeking retribution against Lycoris.
G&K officially began to take security contracts in 2055, quickly gaining reputation as a PMC, but in 2060, multiple G&K branches were attacked under unknown circumstances and several high-ranking human employees were killed, but not Kryuger himself. In 2062, after the Butterfly Incident, the weakened G&K took up the contract to keep Sangvis Ferri T-Dolls within Sector 09.
Kryuger is stern but ultimately caring about the people under his command. He shares this trait with his second in command Helianthus, in whom he puts complete trust. As a former member of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is keenly aware of the rules in the political game between the KCCO and Federal Security Service, even when he was their victim.
Following the Butterfly Incident, Sangvis Ferri's dolls went out of control. Approached by the KCCO by way of General Carter, Kryuger would end up accepting a contract many PMCs prior to him had declined - one to step in and lock them down. Griffin would seal off those sectors where Sangvis Ferri dolls were most active, and maintained control as to keep them from spreading. At the start of Girls' Frontline, there is a bitter struggle between Griffin & Kryuger and Sangvis Ferri.
Singularity Chapter 2: Kryuger during a last talk with Helianthus