A Chernarussian native, Viktor was born in the provincial capitol of Chernogorsk. He, his father, and his mother lived in the countryside to the north of Balota living as simple lumberjacks. Viktor has a moderate military background, having fought for the CDF during the September Crisis and some of the months following. After the conflict, he returned home to live as a lumberjack. When the infection hit, Viktor tried to make an escape through the Kamenka checkpoint, but it was too full, so he went North to go through the Vavilovo checkpoint. When Viktor arrived, it was too late; the checkpoint was overrun. He and a few other survivors made an escape, (Including his friend, Joseph Field, who saved him from infected at the checkpoint) and still roam Chernarus to this day looking for survivors and refuge.