Growing up, Aleksei led a simple life. His family treated him well and he rarely had to endure hardships due to his parents devotion to raising their son. Being an only child was lonely at times but he made many friends due to his cheerfulness. When the civil war broke out, Aleks enlisted and joined the CDF in pushing back the Chedaki forces. He saw many atrocities and grew a distaste of senseless violence. He believed that violence begets violence and tried to treat others with kindness in the hopes others would be kind as well. After his enlistment, he settled down on a small farm on his own and lived a simple life farming. He got himself a wife and they lived their happily until the outbreak broke out. He witnessed his wife's death in the hand of a swarm of infected. He used his skills to live off the land hunting and farming as he could. But when supplies run dry, everyone has to turn to others in times of desperation. He sought others in hopes that they would be able to help him as much as he could help them.