Ivan was born to a family of true Soviet patriotism and his family moved to Norilsk in northern Siberia where he spent his early life. In 1936, he and his brother were joined the army for world war 2. They served in an elite squardron in the army during World war II and this squad and many othe Elite squads in the army would be the predecesors of the Spetsnaz. Ivan and his brother served at the defense of Moscow, battle for Berlin and the Soviet invasion of Manchukuo. After the war he and his brother were awared the Order of Lenin. He was stationed in East Germany when he met his agent friend Alexei Daganov.
He and Alexei serch for the crystal skull to Resurrect Stalin.