After the death of his father in 2011, Victor's growing disenchantment with Modern Russia led him to sneaking out of the country along with his wife Yuila. Through this, Victor saw the potential in trafficking weapons to former Soviet nations that had descended into ongoing chaos in the wake of the power vacuums brought about by their budding independence.
Victor reportedly used what was left of his father’s loyalist contacts and created Zakhaev Arms to smuggle weapons from Eastern Europe to Africa and the Middle East. Using his gunrunning, Victor continued to wield influence with an eye toward fulfilling his father’s unrealized dreams of returning the Soviet Union to its former glory through leveraging the threat of nuclear war.
Dealings with Al-Qatala
Following the death of Al-Qatala's leader, Omar "The Wolf" Sulaman, in 2019, Victor Zakhaev freed Khaled Al-Asad from his prison. Al-Asad seized command authority over the extremist group and founded Al-Qatala-Aljahdid. Zakhaev then forged an alliance with Al-Asad and became an adviser and arms supplier for the new Al-Qatala leader. On March 3rd, 2020, using Zakhaev's armaments, Al-Asad launched a full-scale assault against the city of Verdansk, resulting in countless deaths and ultimately the mass evacuation of the city’s civilian occupants.
- Victor Zakhaev (founder and CEO) (K.I.A.)