Jurik was born to a friendly and well known family in Gorka on the second of April, 1996. His family was one of the local farming families that provided produce all over Chernarus. A respectable family that's roots go back to the time of Cossacks roaming Russia. They had settled in Chernarus long ago and with each generation the family moved more into agriculture rather than conquering. Jurik lived with his parents and grandparents on their farm near to the town, and from an early age Jurik learned their ways. A true outdoorsman, Jurik loved the forests that surrounded their farm and would often go hunting with his Grandad. He was taught falconry, as had been the tradition in the family for generations, and developed a love for it, always training his hawk's to hunt the pests in the fields. It was peaceful for the most part, until the civil war of 2009. Despite the fact that they were farmers, the Chedaki fought and caused misery for everyone. Jurik's homestead was raided by Chedaki under the pretence that his father had been assisting Chernarussian loyalists. The Chedaki gathered the family into the barn and interrogated Jurik's father in front of him, despite his young age. Jurik's father refused to talk, and so the Chedaki used Jurik's mother as persuasion. Despite still pleading their innocence, the Chedaki's bloodlust knew no bounds and they killed Jurik's mother and father in front of his and his grandparent's eyes. They left Jurik and the remainder of his family alive out of pity, and moved on to the next home to raid.
Since the death of his parents, Jurik has felt a strong anger to any and all communists, Chedaki sympathisers and degenerates. As soon as he was old enough he made contact with loyalist groups and began training when he wasn't busy looking after the farm of completing his studies. Jurik wanted to learn more in terms of medicine and healthcare so he could provide for those in need. He worked with the Chernarussian Ambulance Service for three years on the frontline until he was a qualified paramedic, all while completing his training for Chedaki loyalists. He continued to run the farm as his grandparents were no longer able to help as much as they used to. Despite his tragic past, Jurik felt that he was becoming the man he wanted to be, and the man his parent's would have been proud of. Life was peaceful until the outbreak, where Jurik found himself dragged into quarantine zones trying to help the infected. He tried to make it back to his farm to ensure his grandparents were safe, but by the time he made it they had taken their own lives, rather than turn. His grandfather left him a note telling him to live on for the family, and to find others that would understand his beliefs. The final gift was the Shashka that had been passed down for generations, and Jurik made sure to wear it with pride. Jurik now attempts to make contact with loyalist groups who he will be able to help.