A drug addict who didn't have much going for him before the outbreak. Born in Guglovo, Chernarus on 13 March 1987 he was orphaned at a young age. He never really excelled at sports or school. He was bullied as a young child which made him feel and act as a social outcast. His father used to take him out on camping trips before he passed away a during those trips Yuri learned a lot about surviving in the wild. However, growing up alone and heartbroken, Yuri got involved with the wrong friends and he developed a drug habit. His life ended up in a downward spiral but, as he was about to hit rock bottom, the outbreak happened.
When the outbreak occurred Yuri didn't even notice for a few days as he was stuck to his couch getting high. Only when he tried to get his next fix did he find out that the world as he knew it had ended. The first year he scoured hospitals and pharmacies, trying to get a fix, in the meanwhile, adapting to his new environment. His survival skills saved his life on numerous occasions, but his craving for drugs had put him in danger at least the same amount of times.
During this looting he became familiar with medical supplies and while in his hideout, he read medical books which he had found on his raids. By now he has become less dependent on drugs, although they are still a bit of a weak spot and he can act strange when around pills and syringes. Due to his orphan youth he has sympathy for people who are alone and he distrusts larger groups.