A citizen of the rural Chernarus, Rustam was a worldly person. Open-minded and with a kind heart, he never saw himself as someone who would go against his own belief of the value of human life. His kindred spirit was always present, and it let him make friends wherever he went. WIth a good sense of humour and an eye for those who needed help, he would always reach out to those around him and try to make their lives better, even if it took sacrificing his time or needs at that cost.
However, things changed for Rustam after the accidental death of his father. With the emergence of various underground groups, such as Chedaki or NAPA, all citizens were engrossed in this small, yet growing, change in establishment and the radicalisation of belief. Sooner or later, victims began to appear and one of them was Rustam's dad. With his worldview shattered, Rustam dedicated himself to joining up with the Chernarussian Police in order to train to become a bastion of law and order, to put down those who wish to spread dishonesty and propaganda. Upon graduating from the police academy and spending some time with the force, he moved on to join the army, from where he was asked to join URNA, a Czech anti-terrorism unit, where he successfully performed within the Special Services Section as a negotiator or sniper.
After a short career with URNA, Rustam decided to head back to Chernarus as he had received news that his mother was ill. Wanting to spend some time with her, he went back to the city of Komarovo where they had lived, only to find out that there have been some strange sightings all over the country, and that they weren't anything anyone had every seen before.