Born in Tula, Russia just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Vadim's father Ivan Served as an official in the MVD, after the collapse of the Soviet Union corruption was widespread and his father was killed when Vadim was only 10.Vadim was sent to live with his aunt in Moscow. He grew up angry, His uncle was an angry man, living a poor life in the ghettos of Moscow, drinking away his sorrows, and taking them out on his brother Alexei most nights. At 16, a poster of a Russian soldier caught his eye. He felt perhaps the military would give him meaning, take him from his hard home life, and show him the world. At 18, Vadim joined the Russian MSV. He spent most days in the valleys of Chechnia. Come 2017, The Russian government began gaining interest in the nearby state of Chernarus. The economy had grown significantly since the civil war in 09. As well as a large ethnic Russian minority in the region of South Zagoria. In July when the outbreak happened, The entire country fell into disarray, South Zagoria was completely consumed by the infection. The infection was spreading quickly, and cases were being reported along the Russian border. Soon enough, war broke out with NATO and the Russian Federation, Who began MSV and SVR operations inside Chernarus. Vadim was assigned to the 58th Army and deployed to the Russian border with South Zagoria. After a detachment of his unit accidentally misplaced nuclear fuel rods in Novaya Petrovka, It was painted by a local SVR unit as a CDF and Ultra-Nationalist false flag attack to paint the Russian government as the villain, instead of the Liberators.