Artyom born in the slums of Moscow grew up without a mother, his dad worked in a factory made it just enough to get by. Artyom joined the Russian Airborne as a paratrooper once he had finished school at the age of 18. Artyom was deployed to Ukraine upon returning he realised that he wanted more action and work along with better pay. He started looking up Private Security companies around the world and ended joining Legion Corporation, after a few years he felt settled in and decided to stay. He was the ordered to Chernarus with some of the boys during the start of the infection.