Andrei was born in Norilisk, Russia into a small family with little money to spare. By luck, he found a roof over his head and loving parents, uncles, aunties and grandparents. But it could never fill that hole of how sorry he had felt for them all throughout his life. As an adult, he moved out of his home and into Chernarus where work was booming. An opportunity to make money for his family. Even today, they're the first thing in his mind should he ever find a reason to worry about the end of the world by now.