The Borodin family is a Russian mob which specializes in trafficking young women. FBI Agent Paul Ballard is convinced that they are involved in supplying the Dollhouse with actives. It is likely that he is right about the connection, as the family employs the active Victor in the persona of Lubov as a low-ranking member of their organization, possibly expressly to keep Agent Ballard off the trail. It is possible that the Borodins are unaware of Lubov's true nature, but not likely, given their supposed connection to the Dollhouse.