My Character is Vladimir Ivanov. before the outbreak, Vladimir was a USSR agent tasked with infiltrating the United States Government through Canadian government in Ottawa. Vladimir and his family grew up in a small farm not far from Chernarus with his dad and two brothers. His mother had died giving birth to Vladimir's little brother, so his dad had to raise three young boys on his own. Vladimir and his father would go hunting every day, until Vladimir felt he knew everything there was about hunting. One day Vladimir's father felt sick, so he brought his older brother along instead. they decided that they should camp here tonight instead of going back, but later that night, Vlad and his brother were attacked by a small pack of wolves. by the time the dust settled it was already too late, Vlad's brother's neck had been damaged beyond repair, and Vlad nearly lost his eye. He did the only thing he could think of, put him out of his misery. a couple weeks later, his father died of the flu due to no qualified doctors being available. When Vladimir was a young adult, he left his little brother in Chernarus, fearing that he will never return to him. soon after arriving in Canada, Vladimir's trusted friend and associate, Igor Gouzenko, convinced him to help him defect, and warn them of the espionage threat, not because he wanted to betray Mother Russia, but because he believes that an all out nuclear war wouldn't be the end of just Russia. No one believed the "traitors" until two of the agents went missing, and two soviet hitmen were killed by Vladimir. The Canadian government put Igor and Vladimir in witness protection until the collapse of the soviet union. Vladimir was raised by Orthodox Christians, and was a strong believer in the faith, but after the horrors of the cold war, and the current plague striking Russia, Vladimir wondered why god had abandoned him. He figures that it must be because he betrayed his home country, and sought out to right his wrongdoing. After hearing of the outbreak, Vladimir set out for Chernarus at the age of 55. Using his past knowledge as a trained solider and secret agent , Vladimir wishes to restore order to Chernarus, discover if his brother is still alive, and repay Mother Russia for his betrayal which sparked the cold war.