Maxim Ivanov, the youngest child of Olga Jovanovska and Piotr Ivanov. He was born 4 years after his only and eldest brother, Alek. From a very young age, Maxim has had a very chaotic nature, he has always had trouble controlling his anger. Through inner-family discussion, the consensus was to sign him up to boxing to have a release, a way to control his rage(Maxim was 9 years old at the time). At 16, Maxim and his now 20-year-old brother moved into an apartment complex with their grandparents in Moscow, about 150 kilometers away from their home town of Shatura to pursue training and boxing at a higher level where they could get more recognition from the general population, better trainers and different sponsors. After living in Moscow for two years Maxim's eldest brother Alek volunteered to participate and fight in the Chernarus crisis, so off he went. Maxim was alone, his closest friend had left him. Months passed and Maxim had gotten no response from Alek. "Maybe, he was missing, maybe he was captured or even worse, what if he was dead", he thought. Maxim got on the phone and phoned his parents to see if they've heard anything from Alek, but the only thing he got an answer from was the answering machine. After numerous calls and weeks passing by Maxim decided to take a road trip to Shatura to see what the problem was. The roads were empty all the way to Shatura, nobody on his side of the highway, but the lanes going in the opposite direction were full, the biggest traffic jam he's ever witnessed. 2 1/2 hours later and only 20km outside of Shatura, Maxim sees walls of fire and smog surrounding the city, he hears screaming and commotion from the few left running out of Shatura. As he zooms into town he notices that it looks like hell, fire all around him, the smell of rotting corpses and bodies all over the city grounds. He makes it to his old neighborhood, breaks down the door to his childhood home and screams for his parents, but no answer. He creeks open the door to the bedroom and sees his parents, on the floor, dead. Bullet wounds in their chests, their bodies engulfed in blood. Maxim blacks out...... "In the name of freedom, equality, and brotherhood of nations of the Fatherland, we swear to fight for the freedom and independence of Mother Russia!", Maxim wakes up to the shouting. He knows that it's the Chedaki. Maxim quickly sprints to his car and gets out of the city. On his way back to Moscow, he realizes that his brother is the only close family he has left. He knows that Alek went to fight in the Chernarus Crisis. He looks up and sees a highway road sign, it reads "Chernarus 200km away, turn left at your next exit". Maxim takes a quick left on the road to Chernarus, "Alek is all I have" he says. "I need to find him, I need to kill the Chedaki!" he screams as he steps on the gas pedal and continues down the road to Chernarus.