Borys was a normal child, born to a rather normal family in the Ukraine. The only thing special about Borys was his wit and his strive for excellence. This really only gets a boy so far, and not far at all really. He stuck to his studies throughout his schooling and generally got excellent grades. He participated in football and track and field and MMA throughout high school, doing quite well but not ever quite reaching the point of excellence. Eventually, Borys made his way through college, doing quite well, as usual. One day while working he came to a conclusion that he realized he'd missed his entire life. Throughout his time he's consistently been a leader, and has been known for being subtle yet confident and just being a great leader. It wasn't until late in his life that he realized this, and he found that this natural inclination of his would take him far in anything the world throws at him. As for his migration to the Chernarus area, when the world broke down into havoc, he decided to move east by foot. If you were to ask why he did this, all he would say is "why not".