Kiril, who is originally from Wolgograd, was in the Russian Army and stationed at the border to chernaurus. There he had not seen alot of action. Only one small firefight with the CDF. After the outbreak in chernaurus had gotten worse, his battalion moved into south Zagoria. On the second week of the outbreak, while his squad was on patrol, they got surprised by a small horde of infected which killed his entire squad. Not knowing what to do, he ran back to their base. But when he arrived there, he was suprised to find out that everyone had left. From what he could see, it seemed like the base was attacked by a big horde of infected and the entire battalion retreated back to behind the russian border. Kiril didn't know what to do, so he travelled on foot to Chernogorsk. There he was greeted by a group of not so friendly bandits. Since he ran out on ammunition on his way to the city, he had no way of defending himself. The bandits took all his gear including his clothes and left him at the outskirts of town. Half naked he walked in town and entered the first clothing store he saw. There he got a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.