Samaev was an identified supporter of the warlord Askar Saydahmat ruling in a sector of Krygyzstan. Details were scarce about his past and international intelligence agencies had little else documenting his present activities until Lian Xing underwent an assignment into the region. Saydahmat's organisation was attempting to perform a transaction which involved trading the Omega Strain to North Korea in exchange for a handsome sum. As such, Samaev's orders were to oversee the transfer of money and provide the product to the second party.
It is speculated that Samaev chose Kyrgyzstan because of its close proximity to the former Soviet Union. With Saydahmat absent from the scene, Samaev was left alone in the trade with Sok-Ju Yang. Lian Xing subsequently intercepted it and reported his assassination in her debriefing after the mission.