Our immigrant from the
former Soviet Union, Zakyev came to the United States immediately
after Gorbachev lost power. He used to live in central U.S.S.R.,
and was raised with his collective family under the iron curtain
of the Soviet state system. He therefore is quite new to the freedoms
of America and still has occasional difficulty in dealing with his
new liberties. Over consumption of America fast food is still an
Zakyev is not as clear
minded as his other housemates, but is a devoted comrade to his
new friends. Always trying to fit in, his overzealousness often
raises more ire than good. He brought with him several natural habits
that are still issues among the other dwellers of the house such
as his onion and liver borscht and his ritual toe-scunge cleaning
in the bathroom sink.
Zakyev is clear in his
life concerning his likes and dislikes. He enjoys classic literature
and is actually quite a source of information if one can muddle
through the waves of irrelevant things that come from his head.
Zakyev's farm back in the motherland was only 23 kilometers from
the little town of Chernobyl, and we all know what happened there.
Zakyev simply refers to the events there the "big boom", and does
not acknowledge any possible side effects from the disaster.