Born into a small hunting family in Russia Artyom learned to hunt from a young age. Having many years to hone his craft Artyom has become extremely stealthy and can stalk deer for a long distance, as well as people. When the apocalypse came Artyom set out on the move and moved, stalked and hunted, people or deer, in order to survive. Keeping relatively to himself Artyom has had little interaction with many people and has done his best to avoid any groups. However with food and animals running low, Artyom is forced to begin interacting with other survivors, in order to trade and survive.