Andrey Orlov is the son of disgraced Chernarussian Politburo member Yaroslav Orlov. In 1987 Yaroslav the then Commissar for Oil and Gas, had fallen out of favor with his comrades in the Politburo as a result of this his office had come under the scrutiny of the Ministry of State Security, during these investigations it was revealed that Yaroslav had been misappropriating the states oil and gas for his own personal financial gain. On the 13th of March 1987, fearing his inevitable arrest, Yaroslav his wife Lyudmila and their newborn son Andrey fled to Takistan, in Takistan they met Yaroslav's business associate Hafiz Hajjar, Hafiz arranged onward travel to the UK, where his contacts within the Home Office, and a hefty bribe paid by Yaroslav would secure their asylum.
Andrey would prove to be a disappointment to his father, Andrey was soft, he did not have the hard South Zagorian upbringing his father had. Wealth had spoilt Andrey. As a teenager Andrey attended Eton, brushing shoulders with the powerful of the future, but doing very little with that opportunity provided to him. Andrey was lazy and never applied himself, in his mind he saw no reason to apply himself, his father had secured his future, what was there to work for? He was forced by his father to attend university in Novigrad, Chernarus. Andrey had never bothered to learn the tongue of his motherland and struggled during his time at University, once again failing miserably. As an adult Andrey found some guidance from his fathers old friend in Takistan, Hafiz. Hafiz an elderly man a this point, took pity on his friends son. He invited Andrey to Takistan to assist him with his various business. Andrey soon learned that most of Hafiz businesses were illicit. Illegal gambling dens, illegal bars , nightclubs, cannabis and opium, these were the things that Andrey would come to learn, the things that Hafiz let him know about. Hafiz had his fingers in all sorts of pies.
In 2016, Hafiz sent Andrey back to Chernarus to oversee expansion of Hafiz's business into the country, Andrey was sent to meet an Irish businessman, Jimmy. Andrey and Jimmy were successful in their expansion, overseeing a number of illegal gambling dens throughout the country. In 2017 Andrey left Jimmy to oversee the business in the west on the country, Andrey moved east to build up business contacts, pay off some officials and scout out some suitable bars to host the gambling. In May 2017 when martial law was declared, Andrey was in Berezino , Hafiz's money and influence managed to keep Andrey safe for most of this period, until the outbreak.
On July 7th Andrey took a Train from Berezino to Novodmitrovsk, When he attempted to catch his connecting train at Novo, he was ushered off the platform by local police, the passengers were herded off the platform and advised to find hotel rooms in the city. In the city, there was a heavy military presence. Andrey found a room in a small hotel under the shadow of the towering city hall. Andrey witnessed the demonstrations in the city as the week went on, but he payed little attention, he had enough money to look after himself until Hafiz came for him.
On the 14th Andrey woke up to Chaos, gun fire roaring town the streets, the screams and wails of the dying, Andrey saw them, the "infected" and he ran. He ran from the hotel, he ran and he kept running. Andrey is not a one to make a hero of himself, Andrey has survived through stealing, bartering, lying and charming. Andrey has spent a long time hiding out in the forests of the North on his own, he has now decided to step out into the remnants of civilization see what business opportunities remain.