Dominik grew up in Severograd. He didn't work very hard at school, choosing rather to enjoy his time smoking with his buddies and having a good time. Dominik had a bad relationship with his Father after he used to leave his mother for weeks on end so that he could go and spend time with his mistress in Chernogorsk. This left Dominik's mother with little to no income to keep Dom healthy, and so Dom got himself a job with the local blacksmith, working on different projects trying to help the local community as a young lad.
When war came to the province he had learnt a lot from his teacher and put his skills to use in cleaning, maintaining and fixing weapons which were on the brink of falling apart. He made little home-made modifications that could help out his Chernarussian brothers on the battlefield, heavy barrels and the such. During the war Dom lost his mother after an artillery strike hit the market square where she was buying some vegetables. Dom was never the same and his anger towards others who would try and invade his country clicked. He saw that Russians and other foreigners were generally going to use his country and his people for alternative motives.
Once the infection hit, Dom made sure to save as many people from Severograd as he could but it ended up just being that he saved a few of his neighbours and brought them into the nearby forest. He kept them alive for as long as he could, but they were old and slow. When the camp was attacked when Dom was away gathering supplies, he came back to a horror scene. He buried his neighbours and marked their graves. He never returned to the campsite.