A Chechen hardliner who witnessed the atrocities committed by Russian forces in his home, Zhidkov joined with Mikhas Ivankov and the Chechen Democratic Partizans to battle against Russian occupation. He appeared to have experience with combat suggesting military training, but information is limited. Zhidkov ranked third in the organization behind Ivankov and Mikhail Pulikovsky, but remained in the group as it turned to terrorism.
Ivankov ordered Zhidkov to destroy a steel mill in Belarus that was among the last of Niculescu's operations with the Syphon Filter virus. Zhidkov and a unit of CDP soldiers murdered several of the mill workers and forced foreman Tekla Dobranski to comply with his instructions. He wanted access to a safe with files from Dr. Nikolai Jandran, but the Agency intervened and set explosives on the train tracks Zhidkov used to enter the mill. He tried to escape Agency capture, and died when his train ran over the bombs.