Born to serve, Vladim spent his growing years in multiple military schools expected to live up to his Father's role as CPT in the Russian Military. Enlisting as soon as applicable and serving as hard as he was allowed, Vladim was quickly accepted into spetznas through hard work, and mostly favors from his father. Working in country and over seas as an SOD and Insurgent Interrogator, Vladim quickly learned his way around special ops. With multiple missions under his belt, he was sent to Korolgrad to protect a high priority target. When the site became under attack, SOD were the first to retreat, only seeing the flash from hundreds of KM away. Vladim made it his goal to topple the Chinese at that moment, serving dutily until the russians joined the NCC. Immediately given a position in the ISF, Vladim made his race towards pathfinder, wanting to get back out into the world and crush the enemy. It wasn't long before he gained the attention of CPT Jeager Hanscruppe, who took him under his wing and began using him as an informant and bodyguard on expeditions. A few years under CPT Hanscruppe, they received word of a bastion in distress, BK-023. Making their way to the bastion, they debriefed and learned of all of the losses and that the bastion was overrun by revolutionist. CPT Hanscruppe gave Vladim one goal, learn everything he could and report it to him. Placing him with the BK-023 pathfinders to survey.