Aleksei's up bringing and the start of the infection.
A man who started off with such a simple life. His father being a goat farmer, and he picking up the trade, one that has been passed down for generations.
Aleksei's parents on the goat farm, the picture being taken when Aleksei was 3 years old.
He had a simple life planned, his father dying when he was 13, killed by the Chedaki for being a retired member of the CDF, and having to pick up the slack around the farm, he would have left school at the same age, looking after his mother and baby sister. His uncle came in and helped with the farm for a little while before leaving once Aleksei turned 17, feeling as if he was old and strong enough to handle the duties on his own.
When he turned 22, he had engaged and impregnated his girlfriend, Sarah. She was about 3 months pregnant before the infection kicked off, just the slightest bulge on her stomach made Aleksei the happiest man in the world- until the awful day came.
He was out of town, going to a goat auction during the initial riots, he getting home to find his sister, girlfriend and mother gone. No traces except a broken windows, thrown furniture and a kicked in door at the farm house.
He searched the streets before deciding to flee the town once the military began to open fire into the crowds, not wanting to be there for when total chaos ran down.
He returned not long after, seeing the worst that the apocalypse has to offer. Rumors of the CDF gunning down civilians, dead bodies- walking or laying on the streets. Even seeing his beloved girlfriend, Sarah, a walking corpse.
He took mercy on his beloved, finishing her off after luring her out of the city. Stabbing his already-turned infected girlfriend through the head. Ending her quickly before giving her body a proper burial.
The bodies of his sister and mother were never found, and are more than likely dead.
The Socialist State of South Zagoria
He was allowed to join the Socialist State of South Zagoria... being offered by a man named Artyom.. He accepted and found brotherhood in his new allies- something he loathed for on his own.
His climb in the Socialist State of South Zagoria was rather swift. Organizing many raids and intelligence sort, he quickly became a Colonel. He organizing an alliance with his group and the Anarchy, simply in order to cease the unneeded death.
After the fall of the Socialist, he had two choices. Retreat into the woods with the remaining loyal forces, or desertion. He chose desertion, now seeking refuge along with the men who he had once fought.
Aleksei had taken up arms with his once enemy, the Anarchist. He joining people who he once hated; now brothers, given a task from Louie to kill of Ulman, a Bratva member, whom the Socialist were somewhat friendly to. He, Natalya, Red, and his other friends were forced to kill one of their closest, take their heads, and deliver it to Louie, which he did. He was given a blue armband, a signature of the Anarchist. Making friends who he would soon call brothers- much as he did his Socialist friends, who turned his back on him. He joined these Anarchist, doing what he believed was best for his country and his namesake. He willing to fight and die for anyone who bare's the blue armband- as he did.
After months of fighting and "climbing to the top". Anarchy helped out the BPR in combat. Aleksei volunteering to handle surveillance at the HQ using the BPR's drones, whilst most of the other boys got stuck on the front line. This gave Aleksei free reign to spend time with his love interest, Natalya. He being between Russia and the BPR HQ on three different occasions during the 3 month 'deployment' with the BPR against the CDF forces in Miroslavl.
Brody Krey: The first Anarchist he ever really considered himself a friend too. From the first day they went from enemies to friends, he knew Brody was gunna be a close one.
Redwan: His brother from the socialist- person he can rely on the most, even if he may fuck up. He still know's Red's got his back.
Fyodr: His number 1 slav- always has his back whether it's being a wingman or in a firefight, they are always there for eachother.
Tony: British cunt who's just so toxic you can't love the guy. Always there for one another.
Louie: With every passing day, Louie entrusts Aleksei with more and more responsibilities. Their trust develops everyday, even if Aleksei was a dirty socialist.
Creepy Randy: Aleksei's care taker for when he gets too drunk. One of the funniest and weirdest men he ever met, but they are definitely pretty close.
Blue: His 'adopted niece', sort of a scape-goat to his deceased child. He is way too overprotective of her, all while at the same time exposing her to what the world really is in order to have her ready for when Aleksei and Hondo inevitably died.