Evgeni grew up in Северный (Severniy) a town very close to the Chernarus-Russia border. There would be many times Russians would come in through the border and Evgeni would watch just out his bedroom window. He was always intrigued with the Russian Soldiers. Watching their movements and understanding their communist values. He began to agree with what they were saying. He later decided to join the COBR. But later betrayed them to join the Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star, otherwise known as the "Chedaki"