Artyom was born and raised in the small town Msta. His father was a hard working repair man and his mother wasn't really around. When Artyom wasn't helping his dad with his repair work he was going to school in the nearby city of Electro. At 17 he graduated high school and stayed home fulltime to help his father with his work. At 18 Artyom signed up with the chenarus CDF(Chenarus Defense Force) and was a half rifleman but wasn an even better medic. At 20 he finished his combat medic certification and became a medic in the field with one hand he could take life in the other he could help save it. Since the start of the outbreak Artyom has tried his best bust as the weeks turned to months Artyom became cold and mostly emotionless. While he will still help desperate people who could die he doesn't exactly trust anyone anymore. Artyom mostly roams Chenarus seeking a place to settle down quietly and maybe try to live a normal life. But most of all Artyom deep down still wants to help people with his skills while he still can even though hes been betrayed and gone through some heavy stuff before and after the outbreak.