Alexej Novak was born on the outskirts of Primorsk, Chernarus. His parents owned a farm and Alexej grew up helping his father grow and sell various crops to surrounding towns and cities. In 2009 during the outbreak of Civil War Alexej joined the Chernarussian Defence Force to help fight for his country. His father however did not approve of this believing it to a waste of his life (and as Alexej was his only child his death would mean the farm would have no one to pass onto).
Alexej rejected his fathers pleads to not join the CDF and was sent to basic training. He became excellent in the use of explosives, not only making them but also disarming them. At the end of the Civil War Alexej stayed with the CDF during a relatively peaceful time of rebuilding. His main duties were simply to patrol cities in South Zagoria whilst building work continued. Occasionally being sent in to sort out any potential uprising from locals. Alexej settled down in South Zagoria and over the years managed to sort out his relationship with his father seeing him when on leave.
Peace was soon to end however in 2017 as a new threat came to Chernarus in the form of an infection. Alexej was tasked with evacuation efforts of civilians in South Zagoria and with his knowledge of explosives was also ordered to set up IED's to either turn around hordes of infected or simply to use them as traps to kill as many infected as possible. It all seemed too much for the CDF to handle and Alexej found himself cut off from the rest of his forces. Now he has been surviving believing all is lost but with a hope that maybe with some help of other local survivors they can work together to beinging stability to this once great country.