Yaroslav Bilinski was born on August 21st 1994, in the remote hamlet of Baranovka, just north of the city of Sochi, Russia. Born into a family of human rights activists, life wasn't always easy for young Yaroslav. The political views of both his father, Dmitri, an up-and-coming journalist who worked for a small newspaper firm located in Sochi, and of his mother, Lada, a nurse at the local community health centre, got him in trouble more often than not while growing up and attending local schools, as the shadows of the recently dissolved Soviet Union prevailed. Many would pick on him, saying he and his parents ought to be jailed for spreading capitalist lies and ideals.
This, however, did not stir away Yaroslav's conviction that his parents were right in demanding increased freedoms for the repressed people of Russia, and he too would take up a human rights advocate role after graduating in Sociology at the Kuban State Technological University in 2015. He, as well as most Russians in the Black Sea area, followed the tense situation building up in the country of Chernarus during the 2010s, all the way to the tragic events that took place during the spring and summer of 2017.
Unwilling to sit and wait idly for the situation to worsen, Yaro contacted his fellow Chernarussian human rights activists in order to assess the situation in their country, and trying to figure out ways of helping out the desperate survivors of the catastrophic outbreak. Eventually, he decided to join a convoy heading to the country with supplies and aid, only to go missing just after the convoy crossed the border into Chernarus...
His dive into hell was just beginning.