Born in Kirovograd, Radek Kovar went through an insignificant childhood and developed interest in philosophical disciplines to some extend - however, his immediate hobbies were usually of more practical nature such as cycling, jogging and staying fit to some extend where some of his peers in class were more care-free and put on quite a few pounds. It was this general interest in staying fit that would help him in the long run - quite literally - as things are nowadays declining.
After school, he briefly worked in a car workshop but found out that this line of work did not align overly too much with his interests and a certain 'social standing' he aimed for. Despite gaining quite a few handy skills, he moved on to become a fire fighter in Kirovograd, then later in Chernogorsk.
Due to his line of work, any political changes usually didn't bother him - they actually did and he disliked a sway to more 'soviet roots' after the civil war, but at least he wasn't under any apparent or above-average political scrutiny because in the end, anyone might need a fire fighter to assist. Due to the work of his father as businessman who often was abroad, he had less contact to his general family and when not in touch, focused on his work.
As things declined near the end of 2019 and into 2020, he'd have to learn how to cope with other 'wild fires' and that certain tools - such as fire axes - normal to him would have to be used in initially inappropriate ways in order to survive the mess.