Fyodor Kuzmich Sushkov was born on March 11, 1923, in the village of Novosoldatka of Ostrogozhsky district, Russian Federation. He was the fourth child and the only boy in the family.
Fyodor's parents were tragically killed. He was brought up by his pious grandfather. In those days, few people knew how to read and write, and his grandfather knew mathematics, literature, history, geography, Arabic, Greek, and Latin. Thanks to this, Fyodor Kuzmich Sushkov developed a craving for knowledge.