Josif was born in Sinistok, a northern Chernarussian town as an only child to a loving mother and father.
Josif never went to school and lived a simplistic childhood spending most of it with his father, an ex CDF soldier.
Josif and his father spent this time together shooting or hunting to catch their food for the day.
Josif was an exceptional hunter and was a great shot - similar to his father.
When he was younger, Josif's father used to have Josif wrestle baby grizzly bears to shape him into the strong, hardened man he is today, this lead to Josif being very physically scarred from all of the wrestling with these fearsome animals.
When the outbreak happened, his father and mother both turned almost instantaneously and Josif had to shoot them both with his hunting rifle, this event has given Josif PTSD and has made him unstable.
Before saying goodbye to the house that Josif had grown up in for his whole life he took his fathers military gear and equipment to help him survive the now infected land.
Josif was lucky enough to band together with a group of friends that he had grown up with - This made it easy for him to survive.
As a result of his mother and fathers death from the Outbreak, Josif thinks the blame is to be put on foreigners coming to the country and spreading the infection.
Because of this, Josif has an extreme hate for foreigners in Chernarus.
Josif seeks blood against these foreign people for what trauma and loss they caused him.