Maxim Basuda is a character in the Lilydale series.
Maxim was born and raised in Kovrov and is the eldest of three sons of parents who were factory workers. Hoping to escape the grueling life in a factory, he enlisted with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and was sent to Naryan-Mar, a small sea and river port town on the Barents sea. He became an avid hunter and trapper during his time in the Arctic Circle, before being transferred to Beslan in 2002.
He is self-sufficient realist. He has seen the harsh reality of the world and does not allow that to hinder his ability to act. He's fascinated by psychology; what allows one creature to become a hunter and the other prey.