Artyom was only 18 years old when the outbreak happened, His farther was in the Soviet army before is clasped his mother was a stay a home one . Artyom was a only child as his siblings were killed in the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster his farther was away at work and his mother was away to see family in Moscow.His mother and farther moved Chernarus to start fresh and move on with there lives that when they had Arytom, Arytom would grow up with a hated of the west and his farther said to him that USA blow it up and wanted a war.
At the time of the evacuation Artyom ran back home from his job at the bar to find no one was there so he rushed to the close's person he find and ask where did ever one go the soldier said he does not know and ran away into the building. ever since that day his been on the move day in day out to find his mum and dad and praying that they are alive.
Years after that day he has yet find his mother or farther all he did find was there wedding rings that he keeps around his neck but also a picture of them to remember what they look like. There years have been long and tough Artyom has killed 6 people all was trying to get the rings off his neck and his also met friendly people there to and would evening call them Friends but sadly all ended up with them been eating or shoot, So now his wound alone so he will not keep getting hurt from the lost of friends.