Nikolai grew up in a middle-class family in a town in Grozny, Russia, in a Military family with his father being a retired Captain and his mother being a housewife. Nikolai was always some troublemaker and was problematic early, but he finished school and didn't know what he wanted to do. His father was tired of what he was doing and forced him to join the Chechen Armed Forces. Nikolai knew that he would have to join the military at some point due to conscription, but he looked at it as something to do for the rest of his life. So he started working out and prepared himself for what he was about to pledge his life to. After about a year Nikolai enlisted in the Chechen Armed Forces and was sent off to training for about 8 months, during his time, Nikolai was seen as a very bright and good soldier to everyone around him and his higherups. After a couple of years, Nikolai wanted to do something more with his military career and wanted to go into a combat zone and experience it. He was deployed to Syria fighting there alongside the Russian Armed Forces for quite some time.
At the end of his deployment, he had nothing to do and was contacted to take up jobs as a Private Contractor for an undisclosed organization. He eventually left Grozny and floated around doing contracts until he was contacted by the organization that wanted to utilize his skills. This organization was Wagner PMC which managed to locate and find information out about Nikolai which left him on edge and compelled him to find out more about them. He'd eventually been incorporated into Wagner PMC company and performed operations on their behalf in the middle east. Over the year and his time in Wagner PMC, he performed exceptionally well and was very wealthy for a man of his age coming from a war tore country. When he went back home to Grozny he started to spend and live the high life but wasn’t feeling himself, he felt lost and out of place. He wanted to continue doing things that made him feel like he was doing something.
Nikolai's wish was coming true as Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Chechen militants loyal to him have been activated to help with in the Russo-Ukrainian War. The forces include battalions from all over the Chechen Armed Forces. Due to Nikolai's experience as a warfighter and combat he was attached to one of the Kadyrovites' volunteer units which will participate in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. His mission was to capture and kill Ukrainian fighters and leaders, including Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
On March 1, 2022 President Razman Kadyrov said that Chechen fighters in Ukraine had sustained losses of two killed and six wounded but according to Ukrainian intelligence, the Chechen units suffered heavy casualties while being deployed around Kyiv and were withdrawn to Chechnya on March 13, 2022. Around this time is President Razman Kadyrov was stretching his personal army thin and needed people to fight overseas elsewhere. Nikolai was contacted by the heads of state and was told he will be assigned to a small new PMC cooperation called ZASLON with a subsection group called Task Force Aurora.
During this time flown out to an undisclosed location and started training with them, his first operation and contract was in Norway, Nyheim and was tasked with his team to make and start operations within the coast of the region.