Nikita's brother, Victor, got tired of being on the run and turned himself in... and said he'd take Nikita's sentence as well so that Nikita could be with his family... Nevertheless he was still someone the government wanted to disappear.
FLASHBACK: Year 1986. Nikita's two required years of serving in the military were over, but he didn't want to leave. He was the best fighter, gunsman, and athlete in the team, and his commander didn't want him to leave. But by his mother's pleas, he left and came back home. After a while he got bored and he needed quick cash, and by his brother's advice, he took on a temporary job for his brother for a group he was working for... and then another one... and another one... he loved the danger and the adrenaline rush and paycheck every job gave him... soon he became a member... and he continued on...
Sasha, Nikita's wife got a call from her sister in America with an invitation to come to America... that same day she also realized that their house was being watched.
Nikita and Sasha decided to leave the country. That's of course if they would be able to. Because of the falling economy, Russia was changing its currency... and that means that all the savings that Nikita and Sasha had were going to be useless in a while... so they had to act fast to get money for airplane tickets... that, and Nikita was a wanted man.
Late at night, with all their possessions, they packed themselves into his brother's car and left to the airport.
They were able to change their money for the new currency with the bank, with their relatives, with their friends... except because it wasn't all changed with the bank, they didn't have receipts for it... so not only was Nikita searched for... but now there was another reason to stop him and his family and search them thoroughly... if only those security gates beep... but miraculously, they got past them