Growing up in the foothills of the black mountains Andrei was raised in a small Russian farming village. While growing up he learned about communism from his father who told him of the glory days in Russia. During the Outbreak of the Civil War in 2009 Andrei took his fathers advice and joined the 85th Provisional Platoon of the Chedaki. He fought bravely but had to go into hiding as many of his leaders and fellow soldiers were put on trial and executed. He hid in a ethnic Russian village in northern Chernaurus for several years living with a Russian family on a farm trading his hard work for a place to stay and hot food. During those years he kept contact with some remaining chedaki in country but they could never bolster their numbers enough to be able to do anything. On may 3rd 2017 Andrei gathered some of his comrades and led protests against government and for the succession of ethnic Russian territory back to Russia. As a result of these protests martial law was placed into effect and he once again had to go into hiding. After the outbreak Andrei lost contact with many of the men that he fought with and fled into the black mountains to begin plotting on the Rise of Communism in this new Chernaurus.