Taras grew up in the small city of Babrusk in Western Belarus. His father, who was of Chernarussian decent and his Belarusian mother owned a general store in the city centre where they sold an assortment of goods. Taras' childhood wasn't particularly interesting and had a basic Belarusian upbringing. After doing a school project on the effects of the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus, sparked an interest in radioactivity and the effects it has on people and animals. Taras had decided to study Epidemiology, more specifically Radiation Epidemiology at the Belarussian State Medical University.During his second year, his study was interrupted by the call for his national service. He tried his best to get out of national service, he tried methods for example getting his professors to write letters to the ministry of defence in order to avoid national service. However he failed to do so, so he then started his national service in 2014.
Upon his completion of his national service in 2016, he pondered about his future for sometime whilst working in his parents general store for the time being. In mid 2017 he heard news of a virus on the Belarusian State television that had been spreading in the region of South Zagoria in Chernarus. This gave Taras the idea to do independent research in South Zagoria about the effects of this new disease. -
As he arrived in the city of Berezino on the east coast of South Zagoria, it was much worse than he expected, barely a non diseased person in sight. He ventured through the town sliding through the alleyways and the sides of buildings, after a while of searching for life, he spotted a lit up crane in the upper part of the city. He pursued towards it until he approached the gates of the 31st NBC Protection Troops. TBA