Ravil Sergeievich Masherov was born on 9 of February 1959 in Miroslavl, Chernarussian SSR, Soviet Union as the son of Sergei Masherov and Elena Masherova. Born in a Tatar family, his father was a Soviet Air Defense Forces general and his mother a nurse in the military hospital in Miroslavl. His childhood was quiet and peaceful spending most his days playing outside. In the weekends they would go to the family dacha around the Black Lake in South Zagoria province.
After graduating from High school in 1975, he was send to the Lenin Army Officers candidate school in Novigrad. Now as a member of the Party, he was commissioned as an junior officer in a Signals company. After a few years in the Army he was transferred to the Soviet Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). Here he was trained in the English and German language. After completing the course in 1983, he was send on assignment to Brocken in East Germany. As a German and English linguist, he was tasked with manning the listening station on Blocksberg mountain on the inner German border. The listening station was intercepting communications between NATO allies and the West-German military. While living in East Germany, he met his future wife Dina Chernenko, who worked at a Soviet military base.
In 1986, Dina and Ravil Masherov moved back to the Soviet Union. Ravil was honorably discharged from the military and resettled in Novigrad. Masherov got hired as an officer within the Department Against Misappropriation of Socialist Property (OBKhSS), investigating corruption within all layers of the Chernarussian SSR. He was leading an investigation in the misuse of government funds within the South Zagorian coal mining industry.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Masherov was transferred to the Chernarussian successor agency, the Main Directorate for Economic Security of the Chernarussian Ministry of the Interior (MVD). During the civil war he rounded up corrupt government officials that sided with the Chedaki forces. In 2008 he transfered to the anti-corruption Department K within the agency.