Grew up near Ostashkov with his mother on their farm. Father left when he was 5 months old. Moved to united states shortly after 24th birthday. Spent most of life in america back and forth between jobs, learned fluent English. Later moved back to Russia when mother grew sick. Mother died after 5 months. Shortly after apocalypse started. Survived initial infection with help, and using farming skills learned while growing up. Learned basic survival skills but still a bit clumsy. Now tends to have nomadic lifestyle while maintaining a farm.