Yuri Menshikov is a young chernarussian man, born in Chernogorsk. He studied all his life in the city, and when he finished his last year of High School, he found himself joining the Chernarussian army, to complete a 1 year long military service. His family didn't have a lot of money, so they could use Yuri's help with the salary he got from the Army. This opportunity showcased the young man's passion for the life of duty, and his abbility to use firearms, which was his favourite activity while serving. He had just finished his military service, and having plans to join the Military Academy, life seemed to be smiling back at Yuri, when all hell broke loose.
On October 22nd, the infection reached Chernogorsk. Yuri was camping with some friends on the woods, and when they went back to Cherno they were shocked. The chaos on the streets made the man hurry to his parents home, which was empty when he got there. He never saw them again. His search continued as he travelled all around the coast, looking for any sign of his family or friends. The search was not succesful, for the most part, but he did manage to find one of his brothers in arms, Nikolay Belyaev, a fellow comrade from the Chernarussian Army, now the two struggle to survive as they keep their hopes on finding some family or relative.
Yuri is not quite the good guy, but he isn't evil either. Not taking any steps backwards, he is willing to do what it takes for his survival and the survival of any friends he may encounter. As a young man, he's has an unpredictable behaviour, and can be a dangerous chernarussian patriot to any outsider trying to occupy his beloved country. Most of the times, Yuri doesn't really care about most survivors, although, he's an impetuous young adult and that feature increased during the harsh military training.