Alexi was born in Russia to a military family in the small town known as Gukovo. While in Russia, he joined the military straight out of school and was sent directly into Chernarus where he was split up from his squad by the UN. After the firefight, he became lost in the Chernarussian wilderness and instead of finding his comrades, he decided to stay in Chernarus and abandon his people. Alexi had been in Chernarus during the outbreak, and during this time he saw his first opportunity to kill. He found the first survivor who got away from infected, murdered them, and took their skin. Alexi spent months upon months killing and collecting, and at that point, his story hadn't even begun.