Anton Gersh: ...convey my sincere gratitude to you for that, but onto business. I am pleased to report that all projects are running smoothly again after recent personnel changes. As I have previously mentioned, Yuri Zavoyski is a brilliant scientist, but he has so far proven incapable of handling Project Mercury, or as you call it, the Gersh Device. Eh, so, due to numerous delays and setbacks I have sadly been forced to transfer Yuri to the AT64-A experiments. I have decided that your nephew should take his place. I look forward to working with him directly. Yuri’s incident with the Casimir Mechanism leaves no doubt in my mind that this is the right decision. The explosion caused the Mechanism significant damage. It will take time to re-manufacture all of the parts, unless some of them can be salvaged.
Yuri Zavoyski: Rockets! He transfers me to work on rockets! These experiments require no finesse, no imagination! My intellect is ill-served blasting a bunch of monkeys into the (Static) atmosphere! (Sigh) But I can’t fight Gersh over this. I was able to hold onto my keys. (Static) some after-hours research. No one else really understands what Project Mercury is capable of. Until then, this lab will have to do. Wait... Is that a Matryoshka Doll? Has someone let a child (Static)?
Yuri Zavoyski: ...found a box today. Some rebenke left his teddy bear in it, a disgusting and filthy toy! Who keeps bringing their child onto this base? Thank God they did not take the diary. The things I have learned about Element 1-(Static). I'll have to conduct this research on my own, away from the destructive hands of Gersh! His research into Project Mercury has stalled, but will he be transferred!? I doubt it! As long as Project (Static) remains on track, his friends at (Static). I must start small.
Anton Gersh: I can assure you that our craft will be far superior to whatever the Americans, or should I say, Canadians (chuckles) are developing. Finally, Project Thunder is nearing completion. My staff has assured me that the remaining issues of the effective range and power cells (Static) will be solved within the next few months. Oh, and also, you should know that Dr. Zavoyski does not appear to be adjusting to his new position. He has been hostile towards the other scientists, at least more than usual, and has frequently been seen muttering to himself. The transition must have been hard for him, but if he does not learn his place soon... I may require another, more competent scientist to replace him.
Laughter In My Head
(Little girl laughing in background)
Yuri Zavoyski: There is laughter in my head! Always in my head! I can’t endure it, I can’t! Ugh, I can’t stop it! Keep it out! Why won’t she leave me alone?! Calm down, Yuri, calm down! No, no I won’t! Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up! Just, just stop! Fine, okay, okay. I will.
What Have I Done?
Anton Gersh: This had better be good, Yuri. The fact that you are even in this lab again is reason to have you permanently removed! If you’ve done anything that will ruin (Static)’s inspection…
Yuri Zavoyski: Do not worry, you will not be disappointed. Heh heh. In fact, I’m sure you won’t forget it! But I can’t take all the credit. (Little girl laughing) If you’ll do me the honors.
(Button pressed, machine whirring)
Samantha Maxis: (In demonic voice) Having fun?
Anton Gersh: What the-?
Anton Gersh: No! No! Yuri, you-! (Screams)
(Gersh Device portal closes)
Yuri Zavoyski: (Laughs) You fat pig! Enjoy your bib! (Chuckles) ... Oh no. No! No, no, no, no! No, no, no, no, no! What have I done?! What have I do- (Static)
Monty's Message (This radio appears on the Black Ops 3 version of Ascension)
Dr. Monty: Ascension, the Russian Cosmodrome. I know Nikolai can be a bit down on Soviet technology, but the Ruskies really pulled one out of the bag that time. The Ascension Group built a bloody great rocket! It actually worked a treat too! Do you remember Gersh? Bald guy, he fought alongside you for a while. I think Richtofen was off somewhere at the time. Anyway, Gersh ran into a little bit of dimensional distortion. Honestly, why do you insist in meddling with stuff you don't understand? Of course, all their experiments just stirred the reality soup even more! You ended up fighting monkeys, space monkeys at that. As I'm sure you know, monkeys are thieving little bastards. Give them half a chance and they'll knick anything that isn't nailed down. So, in answer to a question Richtofen once asked: I don't! I don't love a monkey!