Alex was born in Yerevan, Armenia and was the 3rd of 5 sons but immigrated to the United Kingdom with his father when he was 5 years old. His father told his Mother that they were going to move to the United Kingdom to look for better job prospects and that she would eventually come live with them at a later point. At age 18 one of his friends then started to show him how he operates and told him that he was to become a member too. He eventually became a an under boss of the ring and was involved in more lucrative operations that they participated in such as Human Trafficking and Drug smuggling. Alex had come to find out that the Police had been investigating him and that a warrant was out for his arresting in connection with Drug and Trafficking related offences so he spoke to other members of the of the ring and they decided that he could head the expansion into Drug trafficking in South Zagoria, Chernarus.
Alex's instructions were to import and eventually manufacture drugs to sell in South Zagoria for the ring that he was working for. After fleeing from England to Chernarus he met up with his 2 brothers who were already there as they were going to help him. He managed to set up a small line running drugs throughout Elektrozavodsk but the outbreak hit and his whole operation halted and amidst the chaos his managed to lose his 2 brothers without any form of contact. He gathered a few supplies such as food, water and a IJ-70 (Makarov) pistol before heading out of the city in search of better arms and for his 2 brothers.