My name is Михаил Владимирович Соколов (Mikhail Vladimirovich Sokolov) I come from a very small farming town in Siberia, I came to Chernarus when I was a small boy, aged 9, by a small boat driven by my father. My father died on the boat ride by falling overboard and freezing, which caused me to have to operate the boat alone, being a small boy this was a difficult feat, but this was my first step into manhood. The reason we were migrating to Chernarus was because the soil was becoming worse and worse each year, and it is well known that there is чернозём (chernozem) also known as "black soil" is in many areas in Chernarus, it is very fertile black soil, me and my father wanted to start a new life farming in Chernarus, unfortunately since my father was killed at sea, I was unable to do what I came there to do. Throughout my childhood and early adulthood I was forced to live on the streets and beg and rob for money. This later led into being a part of organized crime, as a member of the Братва (Bratva) also known as the brotherhood, a Mafia with ties all over Russia and Chernarus. Much of my adolescent and adult life was spent working for the Bratva, and I have done many bad things, all in the name of the Bratva. Since the infection started the Bratva fell apart and I have been much on my own, just like my childhood.