Vladimir Petrov was a boy of the streets his whole youth fighting thugs for control of the drug trade in the small towns of Ukraine. His lack of a father his whole youth drove him to develop a negative attitude toward those who attempt to teach him anything. Eventually when Vladimir turns 17 he enlisted in the russian army. He unfortunately was discharged for disorderly conduct with female officers. He however was approcahed by lucarative gentelmen just days after his discharge with an offer to work as a hitman for the mob. He declines but is then kidnapped and forced through manipulation and leverage to join anyway. His eventual trust and loyatly for the mob grew and so did his rank within. But it was not long before a strange virus swept across Europe and russia Vladimir Petrovs mother land lost pushing him south to the land of chernarus.