Vali Kuznetsov, born July 17th, 1992 in Vladivostok-Oblast, Russia. His parents were Vasuly and Elena Kuzenstov. Vasuly was a well-known fisherman in town and often rented out boats to newer fishermen to help them grow. Elena was a chef and always prepared amazing meals out of the fish that Vasuly caught in a restaurant that Vali's uncle Boris ran. Growing up he was a fisherman's apprentice working with his father out of the fishing ports near where he was born. Vali always had an interest in the military and had handled firearms a lot growing up.
He graduated from Vladivostok University in 2012, he attended the university for a BSI degree. During his college years, he often had run-ins with local gangs which he quickly began friendly with. Vali was not directly in the gangs but knew members well and often would go to pubs with his new comrades. During this time he knew he wanted to go into the military and he planned on it.
Vali later commissioned in the Russian Armed Forces as an intelligence officer for the GRU. Vali was stationed in Moscow for further training for a few years then served in Syria against ISIL during the Syrian Civil War. He was also deployed to Dontesk during the Ukrainian revolution. By this time he had reached the rank of Leytenant (Lieutenant). In April 2017 he was re-deployed back to Moscow to assist in preventing a collapse of the Russian government after the start of the outbreak. During this time he had fought against many of the rebel forces within the Russian Federation. Vali also had been sent on multiple operations to infiltrate the civilian factions within Moscow to gain information of rebels and neighboring countries.
Due to his work in Moscow, he was attached to the SVRs to assist in Operation Aurora in late 2018. He was called into the Майо́р's office in November 2018 and was instructed to prepare for deployment to South Zagoria. He was told operations were overseen by Pavel Ivanov, there was a large number of civilians, and to keep his Russian roots hidden. Vali knew of the place but had never visited due to it being so far from home. Vali was flown from Moscow to Voronezh then was driven with the 58th Combined Arms Army. The 58th was actively patrolling the southern border and was constantly transporting troops within Russian territory preparing for the annexation of South Zagoria. Vali reached the border of Russia and South Zagoria, he was sent in with nothing more than an AK, civilian attire, an encrypted frequency, and a rally point. His mission had begun.