Vasily was in his early twenties when the Union collapsed. After returning from a tour in Takistan, he fled the collapsing Union for his home country in Chernarus. From 1992 to 2002 he served in the CDF where he was promoted to Staff sergeant. After a heated dispute with the Captain of his regiment he left and joined an organisation which provided training for private military contractors in Takistan. In 2009, he reluctantly decided to return to his home country after hearing a civil war had broken out, and offered to train young CDF recruits in Kirovograd. When the outbreak occured, Vasily fled with some remaining CDF soldiers to South Zagoria after hearing of a working military stronghold.