Born in Chernarus long before the infection, Dimitri moved to Canada for schooling from the ages of six, all the way to his early twenties. There he learned a variety of standard skills as one might expect from a first world education, but also how to shoot, hunt, track, and generally survive in the wilderness as a result of staying with extended family in Canada. After graduating from highschool however, Dimiti spent a fair amount of time with a group of Esoteric Hitlerists, where he further learned to hone the craft of surviving in the wilds, as well as enemy territory. He returned only shortly before the infection began, seeking to reunite with long lost family. Consequently, Dimitri became stuck in the country during the outbreak. Invoking the connections he had made with a number of small criminal gangs, he ended up roaming the countryside with a bad of ne'er do wells and misfits.