Born in Dolina, Lev was actually quite a tall guy for his teenage years, who was probably the biggest in his class if that. He grew up on a farm just bearing south of Dolina and was always a helpful hand around the farm, he would help his dad out on many occasions and had alot of respect and dignity for his father. His Father Alexander was quite the chum, he would always been called the ''Friendly Giant'' in his home town, he was always caring and liked to help the locals a lot, he would always try to put food on the table every day. The Dashenka family didn't have much, they were quite a poor family actually, there main income was from selling chicken eggs and milk from their local.
It all started on a breezy day in dolina, the clouds were soaking with rain and the grass was swaying from left to right, Lev woke up that one morning and noticed an Odd figure standing at the gate of his fathers farm, he went out to investigate and fount out that the Odd figure was infact a Russian Soldier with his weapon unslung, he called the boy over telling him what had happend these past few days and urgently told him to get his father. Alexander came down from the barn explaining that he had seen weird figure lingering through the woods, the soldier explained that a Virus of some kind had broken out and that him and his family must be evacuated immediately.
The following few hours were long ones, they packed everything they needed and took a ride to the nearest camp/settlement available they thought at first the whole situation was a hoax but shortly after they arrived at the camp, they could hear screams and children crying within the compound, Lev's heart sank he knew that the situation had grew the rusted gates were pummled open, watch towers on either side with beaming bright lights to go with it, armed men with heavy machine guns posted up on the watch towers, Lev knew something wasn't right he began asking around the camp on what had happen and was explained horrific stories of loved ones being ''Eaten alive'' or either being shot to dead by the local Bandits.
After Lev and his family was settled in, Lev began wondering off looking for supplies for his family, it was said that the Youngest/Fittest person should go out on these ''Runs'' and Lev was the one who volunteered, he would rummage through bins to empty fridges hoping to find a bite to eat when all but one ''Run'' turned the worst for him, he heard a crackling noise come from the front door, he went to investigate before the door came flying off, being booted off by one of the men. He stumbled getting back up making a run for it before he tripped once more being surrounded by these men in bandana's and ski mask donned with base ball bats to fully automatic Chernarussian Kalashnikovs, they sat Lev down tieing him up explaining to him that if he didn't help these ''Bandits'' they would kill him. The bandits explained that the camp had been overrun overnight by a group of infected, they explained that most people in the camp were mince meat or barely got out alive, he then had no other option but to help these ''mysterious men'' and decided that it was the best option for him, he was young and fit and had a decent amount of strength, they told him that if he were to go lingering out alone in these streets, he'll be dead within a week.
Lev had been with these so called ''Bandits'' for a week now, he was infact making a very slow bond with the men, they teached him how to rob people and how the world has changed ever since the incident had happend, I suppose in fact it was every man for themselves and Lev decided to join the men into their group, they made him one of them Lev felt quite privileged of being accepted into a ''Family'' they called it, he enjoyed getting what he wanted from people but in reality Lev wanted to find his Parents, he hoped they made it outta of that camp he was stuck in for a week so he decided to go with these men until he stumbled into his Family.
When going for a loot run, the group stumbled across another group in the town Novigrad, the so called group was called the ''Tin Heads'' curious on how malicious they were Lev's group leader decided to have a tug out with one of the men a argument brawled and the whole situation caused chaos in the streets, the situation turned into a huge knuckle fight punches being thrown left right and center, Lev couldn't record how many times he was knocked in the head but fell to the ground after a few intense seconds. Seconds felt like hours he blurry vision was just enough to see a man raise a gun before firing off a few rounds, he stumbled all over the concrete floor slipping and tripping as if he had just drunk the whole of the bar. He heard a few other shots being fired, his ears were ringing he could hear the thuds of bodys dropping on the floor behind him and then there was a total silence for a minute or so. Lev looked back to see his group completely dead apart from his friend Mishka, he was bleeding from the chest and had bullet wounds around him then.. suddenly a masked figure walked up to Mishka placing the end of his barrel on his forehead before ripping back the trigger firing a single shot, Mishka was dead.. The masked man turned on his heels, walking over to Lev he unfolded his bandana and gave him a brief smile before placing the barrel of his gun on his forehead, there was a pause before a man shouted out ''STOP!'' the masked man suddenly jumped from the mans shout and looked over towards the shouting man ''That's enough fucking killing for today, that's the end of it, get your fucking weapon away from his head will ya?'' the man withdrew his weapon away from Lev's head before speaking in Russian ''Lucky Fucker'' the shouting man introduced himself, he said his name was Buzzo explaining who they are and how lucky he was, he insisted for Lev to follow them ''Got quite a punch on ya ain't ya, what's your name kid?'' Lev replied explaining who he was and didn't want any trouble, he was just with the group for survival and wanted to survive the mess. Buzzo laughed and carried on walking, they took him into a quite shed sitting him down, a few masked figures surrounded Lev making him intimidated/scared making sure he doesn't do anything stupid in a way, Buzzo explained what they do to people like me, but luckily he actually liked me for some odd reason, he explained that I was quite a brave man and liked my sense of humour I suppose, he then leant down explaining that if I didn't take this ''Pill'' he would slice my throat within a couple of seconds the Pill was down my throat, flowing through my system, I didn't have a clue what I was given so I decided to ease it out and be calm about it, I mean he liked me so why would he poison me right?
After a couple of minutes the Pill instantly kicked in, I felt very drowzy but in a way I felt really comfortable but all of a sudden moods switched, I was hallucinating and getting vivid flashbacks at what happend at the camp, it all went on for at least a hour before I blacked out. Waking up the following morning, I was greeted to a fella called Bogdan, he seemed very cold hearted and didn't really give two fucks about me but intended that he was looking for a man just like me to help out the group, he insisted that if I joined I would have everything I wanted in life, he explained that I could have the apocalypse morals I dreamed of, telling me that Buzzo was the one who put in the word in about me, saying that I could be used for ''an extra hand'' or just an extra man really, so in reality Lev decided to go with the group for what seems to be the second time he took on an invite from a group, he must of been a well liked man for that matter or just someone who is easily persuaded/forced to help them out.