You had to be smart while dealing with the mob
Yuri Nikelsky was born on 11 May 1976 in Lviv into a mixed Russian-Ukrainian family. His mother came from Kazakhstan, where her family fled after the war to save themselves from bandits and Bolsheviks; his paternal grandfather, Volodymyr Nikelsky, on the other hand, fought the Bolsheviks during the Ukrainian War of Independence. But Yuri had already been growing up in the relatively calmer conditions of the late Soviet Union, living in the town of Mykolayiv near Lviv. His father, Vladimir, worked as a lawyer and his mother was a housewife. At the age of twenty, he decided to go to the Czech Republic to find a job and has stayed there ever since. He made his living as a laborer and a textile seller in Vietnamese markets of Bokave and Sapa. He managed to avoid disputes with the Russian-speaking mafia and his business prospered. In 2023, he was living in Prague and was working as a real estate broker.