Ivan Chechnik is one of the two Chechnik brothers, Ivan and Dimitry. Ivan is quite young (25) and he has lived his life in the town of Belaya Polana in Chernarus. The Chechnik family has roots in Russia but Ivan only speak a little russian, espescially when he is mad or drunk. All tough Ivan had Russian roots, he was quite interested in languages. At school Ivan took English and German classes which led to him becoming fluent in English but also a high-level German speaker. During the outbreak of july 2017 Ivan was waiting for his brother to comeback from his vacation in Russia. Ivan and Dimitry had a close relationship, speaking to each other about everything, ranging from girls to life decisions. But Dimitry never came back and this had a dark effect on Ivan.
Ivan was worried about his brother and wanted to look for him. Mama and Papa Chechnik forbid him of leaving his childhood home to go look for Dimitry, since they had heard rumours about what was going on in Severograd. Ivan, 23 at the time, was shattered. He was unable to look for his brother, who was probably lost and confused.
Days went past and Ivan came to the conclusion to go look for his brother, even though his parents forbid him of leaving. As he was packing a bag, chaos erupted in his house. He heard his mother scream and two gunshots. He ran down, just to find his father next to two bodies. Ivan was terrified, never having seen a dead body before. His Father was crying and hugging his dead wife. Ivan’s father had shot a man which had attacked Mama Chechnik and bitten her throat, ripping most of her flesh of. Ivan watched his mother slowly choke on her own blood.
In this emotional moment they heard screams from outside the house, which was weird considering Chernaya Polana was a quiet town. Papa Chechnik and Ivan went outside and saw madness unfold. People with rashes and pale looking skin attacked their neighbours, viscously biting and scratching. At this moment Papa Chechnik knew, the rumours were true. Ivan just watched as his town was slowly being murdered and this horrified him.
Papa Chechnik told Ivan to pack whatever he saw fit and run in to the woods and so he did. Papa Chechnik was not far behind when he stumbled on a root and hurt his ankle. This proved to be the end of Papa Chechnik as the rash-covered people was close enough to hear his stumble. Ivan watched in horror, before he ran.
After days of depression and hiding Ivan figured out that he had to look for his brother. He could not be the last Chechnik alive. He went on for months looking for his long-lost brother and did all he could just to survive. Scouting, scavenging and even killing the now called Zeds.
All he knows is that he has to carry on and his ultimate goal is simple.
Find and reunite with his brother.