In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ryan's character is acting as a banking compliance officer and is sent to Moscow to review and audit some secret accounts in Cherevin's organisation (and in the hope that this will uncover more than just banking malfeasance).
When Ryan arrives in Moscow, his bodyguard tries to kill him as soon as he arrives at his hotel. The bodyguard is working for Cherevin.
The next day, when Ryan meets Cherevin and requests access to the accounts, they have all been offloaded by Cherevin's organisation so can no longer be audited. This stops Ryan in his tracks and effectively neutralises the threat.
So what was the point of trying to kill him?