Sam was born in Moscow, to a small wealthy family. He grew up knowing he would become a soldier and his dream never came true. When he turned 16 he was recruiting into the KGB. He trained in isolation for many years until he was sent to the USA to go undercover. When the soviet union fell, he went into hiding. While living in the us he decided to have some fun, so he murdered 76 people over 20 years and managed to evade the law. Sam fled to Chernarus to evade the law, after they began to investigate him.