Pravoslav was born to his parents in June of 1966. His father, Zdeněk Urbánek, was a Communist party member and KGB Agent who was head of the Seventh Directorate(Civilian Surveillance) in South Zagoria. Often at the KGB office in Novodimitrovsk, Pravoslav's mother Iveta, raised him and was his main influence in early childhood. His father's career in the KGB would not last long however. The head of the KGB, Yuri Andropov, demoted and eventually had Zdeněk fired after a dinner party gone bad in the 70s. Forced out of their party apartment, Zdeněk & Iveta resorted to menial labor, with Iveta as a grocery store worker and Zdeněk working at a car mechanic shop in Severograd.
This act of abuse by the Communist party started Pravoslav's drift toward nationalism. He completed secondary school with many marks of delinquency. In 1989, when he turned 18, he dodged the mandatory conscription of all Soviet men, which was becoming harder and harder to enforce. This evolved into running away from home, joining youth gangs that caused havoc around Chernarus, and event into armed robberies. After being thrown in jail after a failed robbery, Pravoslav came to his senses and realized that his path was leading him nowhere.
This is when he discovered the National Party of Chernarus. He joined up, and took a roll in the Militsiya for many years, guarding high level party officials, even meeting Prizrak. During the civil war, Pravoslav led a cadre of fighters against the Chedaki, and was gained a lot of noteriety for his leadership in battle. After the civil war he was invited to run for political office, but his criminal record prevented any chance of that. He officially joined the Strana Vzkrizini, and was able to purchase a home in Sverograd. There he lived until the apocalypse.