Little is known about her, though she is enigmatic and whether she is on the side of good, evil or neutral is a mystery. Svetlana is described as being diplomatic, serious, and very rigid. She amassed a great wealth from a financial businesswoman background. As the first female president of the Eastern Slav Republic, she is involved in a fight against terrorism.
During the meeting with the council's elders and Ada Wong, Svetlana was given information about the master-slaves symbiotic relationship between the Plaga-injected rebels and the Lickers which had been given subordinate Plagas.
At first, Svetlana thought Ada Wong worked with the BSAA. However, she learned from her secretary that there is no one by the name of Ada Wong working in the BSAA.
Willing to interrogate Ada, Svetlana invited her to have a cup of tea. She asked Ada if she was working for Russia or America, to which Ada simply said to leave it to Svetlana's imagination. The two eventually engaged in hand-to-hand combat, until a phone on her table rings, informing the terrorists have broken through her defenses. Svetlana managed to stop Ada's escape attempt by activating an elevator, which is actually her own office, descending into a laboratory located deep down beneath the president's palace.
Svetlana imprisoned Ada and turned her attention to defeat the terrorists once again. But Ada impressively managed to escape her imprisonment and reunited with Leon S. Kennedy. There, the two found out that Svetlana had been breeding dominant-strain Plagas in the laboratory, which strangely mimics the shape of a bee's hive. As Svetlana returned with her men to recapture both Leon and Ada, Alexander appeared in the lab with a herd of Lickers to kill her personally. But not before she once again escaped and released her own advanced Tyrants to eliminate Leon and Alexander, though the two finally able to fend off the Tyrants and flee from the palace.
Afterwards, Svetlana changes from her green attire into a purple one, as she practices a speech she has prepared to address the public. However, during the speech, she is informed by her assistant that the American and Russian soldiers have re-occupied the state in order to stop the B.O.W warfare. Eventually Svetlana is forced to resign by the joint forces of American and Russian soldiers.
Skills and abilities Edit
Svetlana is a highly skilled combat instructor as well as a superb combatant, capable of incredible feats of speed, reflexes, timing and precision. Her skills at close combat exceed that of both Leon and Ada by far, allowing her to keep up with them with little to no effort; when confronting the former opponent, Svetlana frees herself from his grip and throws him to an impressive height and when Leon attempted to take her hostage, she swiftly disarmed him, dodged all of his blows, reversed all of his grappling attacks easily, caught his leg and tossed him multiple feet away to end the confrontation. During the fight against the latter opponent, Svetlana's acrobatic fighting skills proves to be a great challenge towards Ada's. She dodged all of Ada's attacks when they fought in Svetlana's office. Much like Ada, Svetlana excels at fighting even in high heels and a tight skirt and she was able to disarm Ada and perform strikes and holds with unparalleled precision and efficiency, while easily dodging every attack of her opponent. Even when Ada had a knife, Svetlana was able to dodge and parry all of her slashes and stabs at close range using only a minimum of movement, after which she took the knife from her in one fluid movement.
- She has a large scar on her back from an unknown origin.
- Svetlana's name can be heard a couple of times during a radio transmission in episode 2 in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 with Claire and Moira, this happened as soon as they got separated from Neil Fisher.