Artyom was born in Moscow. He was a smith from a young age creating tools and tracks for the underground train systems. When he became interested with creating weapons. with a previous knowledge of steel and metal works. Artyom found it light work. His knowledge and craftsmanship brought the attention of good and bad people. crafting unique pieces of weaponry for Police chiefs and Mafia bosses. Artyom had a fine hand and was good at his craft which made him enough coin to get his own shop and move into somewhere he could really practice his craft and get a lot more business. Artyom traveled to Chernarus where he never found himself short for work with the well armed civilian population and the heavily armed military presence in chernarus. This is where he stayed in till the outbreak hit. Which only brought more and more business for Artyom. Because every man must defend himself when the dead walk the streets. Weather it be with a Custom engraved 1911, custom oak wood finished Mosin or a high grade 50.cal sniper rifle.