Radimir was born to an unknown woman in Sochi, this woman for whatever reason decided to place Radimir in a small basket outside of Grigory Yakovlev's two story house, Grigory was a CDF Officer who was crippled in a battle against the Chodaki, this gave Grigory a incentive to take Radimir in and Raise him as best he could, Grigory sent Radimir to a English Emersion school where he learned fluent Russian and English. Radimir excelled in sports, being the star player on his school's Rugby team due to the fact that he was nearly impossible to take down. after he got his diploma he then pursued bodybuilding, he won multiple championships in bodybuilding. when the infection broke out Radimir and his father barricaded themselves in their house. one day they were overrun and Grigory was bit, after saying his goodbyes he locked his father in the cellar and left the house he grew up in. He heard about this place called Chenaurus from his fathers stories, his father didnt want him to know about the area due to the fact that it ruined his life, so Radimir wasn't able to learn much Chernorussian, but he heard radio chatter about the area and he wanted to investigate it for himself.