Ilya grew up in Chernorussia in a very poor family. His parents were black in a country of white. They had in desperation moved there to find a better life for themselves but instead found themselves in the same position as in the home country, looked down upon and worth nothing. Ilyas parents fought along with other minorities in Chernorussia to be able to give their sons and daughters good lives.
Ilya never had a bad life at home it was outside his home he was always picked on, looked at. He hated it and only wanted to feel apart of his country. When Ilya was old enough he joined the CDF to feel at home and show everyone that he loved his country and was willing to die for it.