Vyktor was born in the eighties in southern Massachusetts. A run of the mill childhood of sports - basketball, football and baseball lead into an average graduation. His GPA nothing to write home about, it was unlikely he would be accepted to any schools based on his grades. As such, nothing of note came out of his childhood - until September 11, 2001. That instance of terrorism would shape the boy's life and when able, he enlisted in the army at seventeen years of age. Then spending the next ten years in wars abroad, including but not limited to combat tours in Afganistan and Iraq - the boy now grown into a man among his brother's in arms.
Halfway through his sixth tour in Iraq word came down about the outbreak - and further more, Vyktor's little sister had not only reached her doctorate in virology and pathogenic studies, but she had recently made her way into Belozersk to assist with the outbreak there, to be closer to ground zero.
With Vyktor's platoon slated to return to the states to assist with their own outbreaks and keeping the peace - he knew full well he was the only one that should be trusted with the life and safety of his only sister. As such he skipped out on his return flight and made his way north, north-west. When the Russian invasion and annexation was successful, and his sister's whereabouts unknown and trail gone cold, he finds himself stranded in Chernarus.