Kyle Sokolov was born to an American Olympic figure skater Mary Chestnut and Chernorussian BMX Star Bogdan Sokolov, (one of only two years that BMX was in the olympics since it is kind of a shitty sport) through means of a one night stand in the Olympic Village. After a career ending injury, Bogdan let himself go and 3 months later when confronted by Mary, had fallen into a deep drunken stupor that would hold him for the rest of his life. Mary decided to abandon all hope of raising their child together and returned to the states to raise her son.
Kyle grew up on the energy drink fueled, surge flavored frenzy that was to be the early 2000s Los Angeles. Between tony hawk proskater 4, stealing from the local blockbuster, and shotgunning Monster, Kyle had absolutely no time to develop any sort of education. Growing up to as a funny, friendly, but somewhat airheaded guy he let himself take the blame for much of the trouble his 'friends' truly caused. Never being stuck behind bars for too long since local police saw him for the kind spirited but utterly stupid kid he was. While raised by his Grandparents and Mother, he never saw the downside to not having a father, but he grew curious all the same. So when he turned 18 he asked his mother about his father and saved up as much as he could to go visit the man.
Upon arriving in Chernarus, Kyle discovered that Bogdan had died in a drunk driving accident years beforehand and the only person left who truly knew him or even cared to have his funeral was his grandfather and half-brother. The two gladly took him in for the weeks to come, as he unfortunately got stuck for what was expected to be a few weeks due to the 2017 martial law order. He quickly became close to his Uncle and Half-Brother helping around the farm while the world slowly fell into decay. Kyle stayed on the farm long enough to watch his grandfather succumb to the infection and set out with his brother. Hours after departing Kyle and his brother were pulled over by a group of three bandits and held at gunpoint, Kyle's brother, being raised by their foolish drunken father, stabbed the man holding them at gunpoint and charged the two inspecting their shitty Yugo. Kyle was conscious just long enough to see the gun point at his brothers head. When he woke up he felt the bump on his head, and saw the corpse of his brother. This is when he knew the world was over.