Year 1991 was a biggest turning point in the history of Chernarus. Separation from the Soviet Union left the nation destabilized and in need of desperate changes. One of the first things reformed was the agriculture- most state-owned (SOVKOZ) and collective (KOLKOZ) farms were privatized, which resulted in huge lay-offs, especially in small villages, where the farm was the only source of work. Petr's family was one of the victims- his father, like many of the previously employed workers was made redundant, outclassed and outperformed by privatization. His mother tried her best, working multiple shifts at a grocery store, but despite her efforts, it was barely enough to afford food and basic amenities. This difficult situation at home and his parents' constant whining "how life was better back in the day" meant that Petr grew up filled with hatred for the new government and a desire to change his situation.
Petr often hanged out with other boys from the village. He, just like them, was unable to find a job. They all shared the same goal- to restore the depressing and poverty-ridden countryside back to it's former glory. Daily-life hardships stirred them up and turned them into a boiling pot, ready to explode. And this is exactly what happened in the late summer of 2009. When Petr was walking back to his house, he met a group of militiamen. Their equipment was a jumble of civilian and surplus military clothes, but what connected them all was a symbol he learned to love and respect- a red star. When Petr heard that they were recruiting volunteers, he didn't even think about the consequences of what he was about to do. He finally had a chance to start working towards his dream, so he took it.
At first, Petr wasn't even fighting. He stayed in one of the camps, tasked with basic chores. Finally, when the opportunity to encircle and destroy a CDF convoy arose, he was chosen to go. There was no time for extensive training, so his officer gave him a hunting rifle, a handful of bullets and sent him off. The attack was a failure, CDF convoy managed to go through the ambush and most of the guerillas were heavily injured, including Petr. He spent the rest of the war stuck in a camp, seeing the slow downfall of the revolution with his hopeless inability to help. When the CDF forces were coming dangerously close, he ran back to his village, hoping noone would come for him.
Ironically, the civil war and the fall of ChDKZ was what gave him a new life. Damage dealt to the country was immense and required a lot of manpower and resources to repair. He, along with few other friends, managed to find a job in a construction company. With his own hands he was repairing what he demolished few months ago. He was slowly fullfiling his goals- he had a job and he moved to a small apartment in the nearest town. However, he felt like something was wrong, like he wasn't living the life he wanted. With his parents ill and in need of medical care, he needed to spend all of his salary on medicine and drugs. With the nation having recovered from the civil war, there was no longer need for additional construction workers and was, just like his father, outperformed by other people and as the result- fired. Without his source of income he had to turn towards the government he was starting to trust for help. They, however, wouldn't cover the costs, which made his suppressed feelings of anger and the urge of revenge resurface. What finally put him over the edge and caused him to take action was the death of his parents in the early spring of 2017.
Petr managed to get in contact with his old comrades from ChDKZ. They formed a small group, avenging fallen brothers in the Civil War by conducting small-scale assaults on police patrols and carrying out terrorist attacks. With the start of infection they found themselves in an unstable country falling apart. They were able to do anything they wanted, so they did. The group was getting progressively more violent and was drifting away from restoring communism and bringing back prosperity to killing innocent civilians in the name of revolution. When he witnessed them destroying a camp and murdering all inhabitants with another made-up excuse he finally decided to leave the group and headed back to his home town, the only place he could return to.