Emin was born in South Berinzo, Emin didn't go to school often and went hunting to escape the bullying and harassment from the ethnic Chernarussians. Would often bring his younger brother along to teach him how to shoot,skin animals and hunt. Emins family lived in poverty and in a rundown house barely able to survive his mother and father were forced into staying in Chernarus and became citizens. Emins house was often broken into and vandalized all the Police never cared to look into the constant attacks and threats onto Emins house/family. Emin fully dropped out of school in grade nine and worked at the docks often unloading the cargo containers and organizing the packages. At this time the Government was over taxing ethnic Russians trying to starve them and strip them of their pride. Emins family able to keep enough money for rent and food. Emins little brother Ustin was beat to death by kids he went to school with. Emin was over filled with depression and anger and he joined the CDF to get away from his home and to not be harassed by anyone. Emin was selected from class by COBR. to fight against the Russians Emin suppressed his identity of being ethnically Russian. Emin was Breifed on a infectious diseased outside of Kameka. While Emin and COBR was scouting out Kameka. They got swarmed and attacked where the COBR shot Emin so he would get attacked by the "infected" Emin successfully fought off the "infected" with still the freshly bullet wound he crawled inside a house with a trail of warm blood behind him, where he passed out. To been awoken by the medical aid of PAMYATI where he was being questioned on who he was and what happened. From their Emin found a connection between him and PAMYATI Where he could be accepted and has a common hatred for the COBR and all nationalists.