His parents came from russia to chernarus. But he was born in Chernarus. He join the Russian armed forces in the Chechen Wars. After that he was devastated. "Writing was the only thing that helped," he says of the months following his demob. "If I hadn't started writing, I might have lost myself to drink. It was the only real cure. When a person comes back from war, from prison, from any extreme situation, he has to get it out from inside himself. The whole horrific experience - he needs to vent it. Later he retired to his farm in Chernarus where he started his own bussines.