The Glazkov family comprised of Iosif Glazkov (1904-1966), a potato farmer and his wife Katia Preobrazhensky (1911-1998), a young girl from a nearby village in the land of Chernarus. In 1927 they became happily married and lived off the land, doing the best to get by with the life they had.
In the early 1930s they chose to leave the country as the Soviet Union's presence grew stronger in the region; it was because of the political atmosphere that Iosif's farm was seized and divided to amongst other families that were settled-in around the locality. It became clear to Iosif, a newly wed farmer who simply wanted to be left alone decided it was no longer a place to raise a family and with his livelihood taken from him he wasn't left with many options. As the months passed; the continued hardships for work and financial stability followed. It was finally one day in 1937 the Glazkov's could no longer tolerate it. In hope for finding a new life they scrounged up the little money they had and paid for a one-way ticket to America. They ended up in Wishek, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Up until his heart-attack and death in 1966, Iosif got by as a farm-hand working at the local farms just over the border into South Dakota. As while his wife worked as a waitress at the local diner in their town. Iosif dreamed of owning a farm again and raising a family. For many years the couple attempted to bring a child into the world, but with no success. Katia had infertility issues, as well as other complications in pregnancies that lead to miscarriages, etc; after a while the couple lost all hope until one day in the Fall of 1952 a surprise pregnancy occured, and Gedeon Gaz Glazkov was born 9 months later in the Spring of 1953, the first baby of the Glazkov family to be born in the U.S.A.!
In 1961 Iosif finally had enough money to buy a few acres of land from one of his employer's and family friend; to start a farm of his own growing soybeans and corn. Unfortunately, less than 5 years later Iosif passed away and had left the farm for young Gedeon to take care of at the age of 13. Gedeon tried his best with what he learned from his father, but didn't have much success or devotion in agricultural lifestyle and passed on the work, leasing his land to the neighboring farm, as he pursued other jobs.
Nearly ten years passed (1975), and as Gedeon reached his early 20s he decided it was best to learn another trade. He eventually looked into the possibility of being a lumberjack. He found a job working for the Northwestern Lumber Association. After a few years(1976-1982) of marking trees for loggers to cut down; other opportunities arised that didn't quite didn't focus so much on labor. Gedeon's wits led him to be a lumber salesman, and he had much success at it. (1982-2009). During this time he met his wife Susanne Brady in 1979 and brought a child into the world in 1983; Sonya Glazkov. The salesman job was financially enough to allow him to get by and after 27 years his wife forced him to retire; thankfully with a respectable union pension in 2009.
Retirement didn't come so easy to Gedeon, especially at the age of 56; he felt young still. He genuinely believed in the ideology that a person must work until they die. True retirement didn't last very long; despite being retired a couple years go by and in 2011 he found work as liason advisor for another lumber company. However, this time it was in South Zagoria, Chernarus. Now why would Gedeon find himself back in the country that his parents had abandoned? Well the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, and yes there was still a similar presence there and of course a recent civil war that waged on in the recent years, however Gedeon always felt connected to his heritage in some way he couldn't quite explain. So what is best to do in your later years, than to reconnect with old relatives and learn more of your home country and of the family's history?
He remained living in the United States because his family lived there, however he always revisited Chenarus a couple times a year for business; he did this on and off for the next coming years, until one day; the borders were closed and the infectious outbreak had occured, forcing him to remain...