Being born to a poor family in Volgograd it was only natural that Aleksandr ended up joining the military when he was of age in 1996. After spending time away fighting in the First Chechen War he came back to a city and a family that had forgotten about him. Russia was no longer the home he wanted any longer. Taking up the odd job here and there he eventually settled on drug smuggling to make ends meet for himself. Having travelled all over the world and having seen things that not even he wanted to see he eventually made his way back home. Shortly afterwards people started coming down with a strange illness. An illness that was causing them to become mad and attack anyone on sight. Things only got worse in the cities so Alek left and headed for wilderness, hoping to find somewhere he could hide out and wait this pandemic out.