Alexey was born in Novy Sobor. His parents were middle classed citizens, and they had a shop together in Novy Sobor. Alexey was always an active and outdoorish kid, and when he turned 18 he joined the Chernarussian army, and proceeded to become a demolitions specialist. He served during the civil war. After the war, he diagnosed with a major case of PTSD, and that resulted in him isolating himself in the woods alone. He was still living in the woods, when the infection started spreading, and he was met with a shock when he returned back to Novy Sobor, to reunite with his family. The village was deserted and executed infected people was laying in the street, among those dead, was his parents. He buried his parents and supplied himself with various goods from his parent's shop.