At some point in the 21st century, Poland was in economic crisis. Cities like Elbląg faced vast unemployment, as well limited access to such basic commodities as fresh water and petrol.
Radek illegally emigrated to the United Kingdom, where he was promised work, but was instead kidnapped and experimented on by Alex Marlowe, who turned him into a Krynoid. He was eventually killed by Marlowe. (AUDIO: Hothouse)