Erik Demidov was a car dealer in Moscow before fleeing to Chernarus. A local gang in Moscow killed his girlfriend over a dispute regarding a faulty car they used for a bank robbery getting one of the top gang members arrested. Erik retaliated by murdering two of the gang members in their car when they were parked up outside a restaurant. Many people witnessed the incident and now he was a wanted man. Erik then drove for miles and miles until he finally arrived in Chernarus before and took refuge in a small abandoned house in the woods.