Maksim grew up in the golden age of the 70's in a nice household to a nurse of a mother and an old army man of a father. His father was a distrustful man who showed a few signs of PTSD but didn't suffer majorly. He taught his son to look upon strangers with a bit of skepticism and told him that respect is earned, and that you stand up for yourself and grab it. His home life was without issues, a few arguments here and there but nothing major. He wasn't the most academical but by no means dumb, just preferred a more hands on type of work. This led him to spend a couple years cooking professionally before following in his fathers footstep and joining the military where he held the rank of efreitor, after the fall of the soviet union he pursued a career in security. This led to him taking part in teams guarding the properties belonging to an influential oligarch and later the oligarch himself. As time passed their relationship grew and Maksim took upon himself a role running errands and discussing favors with various fixers and business partners for Gennady Timchenko. Maksim was still on good terms with Gennady last time they spoke and it can only be speculated that Maksims presence in Chernarus is relevant to the interest of the Volga Group, but particularly Gennady.