Yuri was born in Novodmitrovsk on 02/04/1995 and grew up on a nearby farm, following his parents divorce he moved with his father to Eastern Scotland at the age of three. Yuri had a troubled childhood, struggling to make friends throughout school and an alcoholic father made him grow up fast. During secondary school Yuri gave up on his studies and instead became a farm worker, growing plants in a large barn in the countryside. He spent his free time in nature, honing his survival skills. He would often spend weekends on camping trips, living off the land. When Yuri turned 19 his father was involved in a car accident while drunk driving and died in hospital. In his last hours he told Yuri of his sibling - a twin brother who stayed with his mother in Chernarus - Shortly after this the farm he worked at was shutdown. With nothing left in Scotland, Yuri set off for Chernarus to try and find his mother and brother. On his travel to Chernarus he found a companion, A wolfdog he named Gambit. The two formed a close bond and spent many weeks in each other's company, However when travelling through South Western Russia a group of infected attacked. Yuri managed to escape but lost Gambit in the fray. Yuri presses on and arrives in Chernarus, intent on finding his mother and brother in the harsh land he was born.