There is not much known about Grigory Liakov. but from what Little is known is that he was born into a struggling peasant family in the former Yugoslavian state. He first seen combat during his late teens and his early 20's, as at the time a conflict brewed across his homeland during the breakup of Yugoslavia and the start of the Yugoslav wars. Sometime after the wars ended Grigory travelled all over eastern Europe as a hit man for hire. Grigory gained some level of infamy during this time, as he was always reportedly seen wearing a gas mask and would speak little. He was in Chernarus when the outbreaks first struck and as been there ever since.