Anatoly was never a social person. He was quiet, awkward, and always kept to himself. The only people that Anatoly really spoke to was his father and his mother. He looked up to his father, and one day, wanted to be just like him. He and his father would always go hunting together, Anatoly’s father teaching him the basics of firearms and survival. Anatoly’s father was a former officer in the Soviet Army and was a big believer in Communism, teaching Anatoly the beliefs of Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels. Anatoly’s mother was good to him, she raised him right, always told him to respect others. She is probably the only reason why he is nice to others, and maybe even a little charitable. When Anatoly was about 19, his mother and his father were making a trip to the capital and were killed in a car accident. This hit Anatoly hard, losing his mother, and his father. For they were two of the only people he talked to and cared about. Afterward, Anatoly moved into a town just northeast of Svetlojarsk named Berezhki. He lived there for about a year until political discourse occurred when pro-communist rebels tried to overthrow the current democratic government. The communist group went by the name of the “Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star”. Anatoly, being a firm believer of communism, decided to join the rebels. He had minimal training, some gun experience, and no experience in combat. He usually took part in ambushes against government forces, but late into the conflict, took part in engagements against U.S Marines. When Anatoly wasn’t at the frontline, he was at villages in South Zagoria, patrolling, and hunting for pro-government nationalists. One day, after a firefight with nationalists guerillas, Anatoly and other Chedaki fighters stripped the village clean of food, water, and other essentials. Next, the men of the village were executed on the spot, and the women and children were led to the village church, where for sport, Anatoly’s commander ordered his men to block all exits to the church and had Anatoly burn down the church. Anatoly pleaded with his commander to do something else, but orders were orders, and disobeying them could mean execution, so Anatoly did it. It scarred him for good, for he was now a war criminal, he had killed innocent people, and not only that, he killed women and children in a church, a safe place to people of god. About a week later, Anatoly decided that he was done with the Chedaki, after a long time of fighting, he ditched his brothers and fled to the mountains. Where he would settle down at a village by the Bumaya river for about 8 years, until the second week of the infection, where he would eventually make his way inland.