Born in the town of Irkutsk, Tachenko lived a privileged life of luxury for most of his young years. His father, a foreman of a local steel mill, always made sure that his family was comfortable. It wasn't until his teenage years that Tachenko started to wonder how exactly how his father always had so much extra cash on hand. Eventually he started to see the signs of the unsavory activities that contributed to his fathers wealth. The late night meetings, angry phone calls, bruises on his knuckles, and a number of other signs. Tachenko quickly accepted that his father wasn't the man he seemed.
Once Tachenko started working in the mill, he started getting extra small jobs from his father. Bring this package here and drop it off, tell this man that he needs to contact this other man, fire this worker and make up a reason, etc. Over time Tachenko started to work more and more closely with his father eventually getting more and more involved with his father's connections within the Bratva. He was at the rank of a low level enforcer when during a routine B&E he was almost caught by the Investigative Committee of Russia. Using this as a wake up call he quickly found a way out through the military. He quickly joined up and escaped his old life. Eventually being sent to assist in training of the AFRC for the Russian Federation. It was during this time that the outbreak occurred. Tachenko quickly went AWOL, taking with him all the supplies he could carry from his allies. Using those supplies, and some less than morale methods, he has since survived moving from place to place.