Nikolai was born and raised in the city of Krasnodar, in the Russian Federation just a couple years outside the collapse of the USSR. Nikolai was born to a poorer family that reserved ideals of family, religion, and loyalty. Nikolai was the middle-child of the family and maintained a heightened concentration on the family's ideals to gain respect. At a young age, Nikolai always looked up to his father being a police officer in the city. When Nikolai was not helping his grandfather on the farm, he was at the police station volunteering to help his father. The experience he had gained from helping at the station assisted him so much so that he was able to apply and begin work as a cadet. Nikolai would proceed to work his way up the ranks of the department, only to see his world crumble before him. A series of illegal activities had forced Nikolai to flee the city in fear for his freedom. Organized crime was rampant in the city and it found its way to Nikolai regardless of attempts to break it. The police department had already been swallowed by publicity for its infamy in deals of corruption. Bribery, drug trafficking, and fraud had completely drowned out the lawful good of Nikolai. Attempts to break the corruption in the department due to the replacement of the previous police chief lead to Nikolai being forced out of the country. Several conviction of his colleagues on the grounds of corruption-related crimes further persuaded Nikolai to retreat into a neighboring country. Nikolai faced the possibility of convicting evidence to be released under his name and made sure to leave in a hasty, unorganized fashion. The condition and response of his parents is unknown to him as he was unable to trust that he would make it out a free man. Nikolai drove from his city that he had barely ever wondered out of to a neighboring foreign country, Chernarus. The date of his arrival, as Nikolai remembers, is June 30th, 2017. Tensions surrounding Russia and Chernarus were reaching their boiling point again, but Nikolai knew few of other surrounding countries. Nikolai hoped that he could once again kickstart his passion and love for being a police officer in this country. Except...he get his wish in a different way, for the infected don't regard the law.