Maximov Lev Tolstoy was born on August 1st in 1997. He was born in a hospital in Chernogorsk, and was raised for the beginning of his life in Zelenogorsk. His family consisted of his mother, his father, and his older brother named Dimitry. Dimitry was a few years older than Maximov, and always took care of his brother. Dimitry was more of a protector and athlete than student. The student in the family was Maximov; he excelled at his studies, and because of this and because he was fluent in English, he was able to go to America for the school years of his high school years. When he finally graduated at 18, he returned to his family in Zelenogorsk. During this time, he eventually got a position in Zelenogorsk as an engineer for a couple years, until the country would fall into chaos amidst skirmishes between Chernarus and their neighbour to the north, Russia. Following those skirmishes would see the rise of some crazy pathogen or virus or infection that changed people into feral killers. When this occurred, cities fell quickly and the military/police could not control the fear and the violence. Certain government forces as well as civilians left to Miroslavl where the city would end up fortified.
Eventually, years later, Maximov would join OREL police unit Kanec in their deployment to South Zagoria due to the fact that he knew the area well, and was already drafted into OREL service after the collapse of society.
Many months would pass before Max went off on his own. He recognized that things needed to change, and he needed to find a new lifestyle with people he respected. He met a man named Nik and Joe Dewski; they saw something in him, and gave him a chance to live like they live. He took them up on that offer and has been living like a king.