Ondrej Vasilyev was born in St Petersburg, Russia on October 3rd, 1997. When he was about 5 years old his mother and father split up, with his mother moving to Canada while his father remained in Moscow. As he grew up Ondrej became very interested in recording things, whether it be nature or his family he was quite attached to whatever camera he could get his hands on at a young age. He graduated middle school and focused on photography and video editing when he was going through high school, originally wanting to follow a path of filming for the cinema he decided he wanted to record what was actually happening around him.
He began his interest in Journalism after watching Vice News with their following of the Separatist conflict in Ukraine. After finishing high school he moved in with his mother in Canada and took a short course in college on basic film and writing. Then moved back to his home in St. Petersburg, where he began to do his own independant journalism on many topics and he would upload them to his youtube channel. He gained a lot of interest and it allowed him to gain some income, enough to allow him to live by himself once he was almost 19.
After gaining popularity he decided to see if he could find himself a job in a company, in which he did. He would still continue to run his own thing on the side when he isn’t working. He began doing casual news on what was happening inside Russia but then began to move around to work Journalism in many places including Ukraine, the recently established Donetsk People's Republic. Upon hearing of news of an infection spreading in Chernarus (Which wasn't that far from eastern Ukraine) Ondrej had set off to travel to Chernarus in his Old 3-series to gather information on the subject, it wasn't until he got there that it seemed worse than it sounded. With armed patrols spread throughout the country he visited hospitals and recorded the effects of the infection.
He decided it was his responsibility to ensure this disaster was recorded... and hopefully after everything blew over he could upload it to the web.