Hugo was born in a traditional and militaristic family in the South Zagorian City of Berezino. His father who was apart of a Mechanized Division located at the Northern base of Tisy, was the main inspiration for Hugo's nationalist ideals. In 1999 a group called the Working Man's Defence Alliance or WMDA started riots at the Solnichniy Quarry demanding better work and pay conditions, Hugo's father was called in to blockade the rioters. The rioters tried to fight the military and Police force with rocks and molotovs. Hugo's father had a rock thrown at his head putting him in a critical condition and was sent to the local Berizino Hosptial. Upon arrival to his father, Hugo was told that he had passed away due to blunt force trauma from the rock. Due to this event Hugo gained a hatred for Communists.
In 2009 at the start of the civil war, Hugo just like his father joined a Mechanized Unit to fight in the civil war, he was involved in protecting Chernogorsk from the Chedaki militia storming into the city, however failed which caused the Prime Minister at the time to be executed. Hugo retreated with his fellow soldiers towards a small pocket near Zelenogorsk.
In 2010 after the end of the civil war, Hugo heard of a newly forming nationalist party called Strana Vzkříšení in Miroslavl, Hugo jumped to the opportunity to get involved in Nationalist politics. On a cold spring morning Hugo joined an assembly outside the headquaters in downtown Miroslavl, which was aimed to start the newly formed Svoboda Brigada, being an ex-CDF member, He decided to join the military wing. After the outbreak had started, the BPR had a foothold in South Zagoria. Due to the CDF already having an intense front to deal with, President Kozlov sent the Svoboda Brigada to secure a flank in South Zagoria. Hugo was sent with the first units into South Zagoria, losing many comrades and barely surviving himself.