Anyone who has played both the CWC and Res campaign along with Shadows of the Motherland will have noticed that both James Gastovski and Leon Yesenin both have the same face.
James Gastovski - that last name doesn't sound very american does it, also at the end of CWC when you capture Guba, James speaks to him in russian and Guba yells 'NOOO!' Leon Yesenin foiled Guba's plot in Shadows of the Motherland so maybe Guba hated the fact that Yesenin foiled him and when James spoke to him in russian, maybe he recognised him and that's why he screamed. James was also a spec ops for NATO.
Leon Yesenin - now that name sounds russian, he also was a spec ops for the Soviets and then changed sides to NATO. So maybe the James we all know and love is the same guy who blew up that gas station on Everon. Maybe after a while he got used to an American Accent being around them all the time?
Sorry if this is spamming, I can't really tell, just thought you all might want to know! If this gets locked because it is spamming then I'm very very sorry BIS, really I am.
All opinions on this are welcome, thanks!