Born to a family of Soviet Officers, Alexei was groomed to enter the service and have a long successful career in the Russian military. His father, Sasha, was a harsh man. His father believed it was his duty to harden Alexei, to prepare him for his life in the military. The Barsukov Family had a long reputation, and was fairly well known in several Siberian oblasts in the Russian Federation. Alexei was a well educated boy, IN his teens he attended the Frunze Military Academy in Moscow. He was a stellar student, and was a capable soldier. When he graduated he was picked up by the Russian SVR. Where he conducted many operations overseas most recently, in Chernarus. Where he and a group of SVR agents started a pro-russian insurgency. This group was known as "PAMYATI". The insurgency eliminated much of the ultranationalist and anarchic threats that loomed over the country. However shortly before the Russian annexation could commence, A mole within the group had learned of PAMYATI's true nature, and carried out a sophisticated joint operation with a remnant ultranationalist faction to abduct and kill some of PAMYATI's leadership. After the catastrophe the RF pulled the plug on the operation and Alexei returned home and re-assigned to the Russian Ground Forces. He has been sent to Nyheim, attached to a Russian MSV unit.