Artyom was born and raised in the nation of Ukraine and lived a normal life. Upon graduation from collage with a 4 year degree Artyom set out alone into the world to explore it or more specifically travel with nothing but what was left of his savings and a duffle bag full of clothes. When Artyom arrived to Chenarus he actually enjoyed himself in the city of Cherno and that's where he was during the beginning of the outbreak. One minute he was admiring a war statue then the next he was swept into a panicking crowd of people. Before he knew it weeks later into the outbreak and he was all alone. for a while Artyom only roamed near the coast but soon he gathered the courage to roam in land. As Artyom roams Chenarus he hopes to find a decent group of people and try to make this new world his home even if it means hes the only one. Artyom was also in the Ukrainian Army reserves while his training has kept him alive so far after the outbreak Artyom still has trouble firing upon live human targets wether its his morals and values he doesn't know.