Vadim "Bear" Jevdokymenko was born on the 15th of November 1993 in Miroslavl' hospital. His mother, Iva died while giving birth to him, which lead to his grandparents taking care of him since his father left Iva after she got pregnant. His grandparents Bohumila and Vladimír took good care of him even though they did not have that much money. Vadim hang out with his grandfather in the woods hunting for most of his free time.
Vadim wasn't sure what he'll do after school, so he stayed with his grandparents helping them. After some time he decided to join the army. He spent several months training in the forest without any contact with the outside world. They had no idea for a whole week that something weird is going on when they learned about the infection Vadim quickly left others to go see his grandparents. He, unfortunately, found them both dead in their house, with a Makarov next to them. After that, he packed his stuff and left. Vadim traveled all around Chernarus, keeping mostly to himself. Even though he hunted for some of the Chernarussian settlements he encountered. Vadim spent a lot of time in Belozersk, where he settled for a while because of a girl he met. One day their settlement got raided by an army of raiders, whilst he tried to defend the settlement his girl god killed. This marked Vadim for the rest of his life, he lost hope of people rebuilding, leaving everything behind. Eventually arriving in South Zagoria.