Arthur Kushnir is Canadian butcher, his great Granfather was born in Chernarus and moved his family to Canada due to their similar terrain but improved economy. When many started to become sick in Chernarus, July 2017, Arthur's mother returned to help out as a nurse; Arthur found himself accompanying her. When the virus had spread quickly from the north, the Military situated in Zelenogorsk demanded all non-working citizens be moved down south towards Balota and before Arthur could help his mother he was sat in Balota hearing the Zelenogorsk out-post was quickly overrun within a few hours of his arrival in Balota.
Arthur found himself in with misfits, causing slight trouble in their out-post due to their anger, they began sneaking in contraband such as downers to help those who couldn't deal with the truth, on one of his nights out of the camp he heard gunfire from Balota military base and instead of returning he fled along to the west into unknown land.
After a few years of surviving with multiple groups, finding it hard to trust or love another, he decided to head back into Chernarus to settle his guilt and face his inability to save someone he loved.