Yury is a former soldier, serving a short career of just 6 years, after which he retired and started his own construction business.
After the infection spreading globally, Yury packed his hunting gear and left the city he used to live in. With no wife or children to take care of, he wandered the wilderness, eventually losing track of time, concentrating on scavenging supplies and staying out of any major cities and avoiding remnants of civilization alltogether. During one night, a raging storm hit his location, blew away his tent and almost all of his supplies, he was left with little to survive with.
After days of wandering, suffering from hunger Yury finds himself on the north-east coastline of chernarus, just about ready to simply lay down and succumb to death, he comes across tiny village, where he finds bits of canned food and little bit of clothing. After spending the night in one of the abandoned houses, Yury wakes up in the morning, determined to keep wandering, determined to survive.