Born and raised in the 80s in Yekaterinburg, Kessikbayev was the son of Arzamastsev Kryuchkov (also born and raised in Yekaterinburg) and Olga Kryuchkov (born and raised in Moscow). He was raised in a quiet household and he was born to be a free-minded person, what with having parents which were pressured as children in their countries of origin due to their ideals and what with being raised in a neighborhood which wasn't in the richest parts of the city, Kessikbayev saw the evil that was being born around him as days went by. Kessikbayev realized that people in this life are not always going to be nice to him and he was quick to catch up with that conclusion even before reaching the age of 10. Back then, in his neighborhood it was everyone for himself - you snooze you lose.
Kassikbayev grew up with only one aspiration, to help his own (his family) as well as to become a fitness coach. Growing up in a household with parents that did not get along, he was quick to try and find a way to get out of there but still somehow help his family. However, he knew that it was not going to be easy and it really wasn't. Kassikbayev joined the army and after his last deployment decided to head down to Chernarus on a grounds of contracted work.