Katerina was born to a low-class family in the slums of Moscow. Growing up was rough, with her mother working constantly around the house to keep her five other siblings in check. Her father was a hard-working miner, spending long, strenuous hours to put food on the table. However, as time moved on more and more immigrants came to Moscow, stealing away jobs left and right. Her father lost his job and had to begin work in the factory. This much lower pay hit hard as the effects of poverty were felt in the home. Struggling to keep happy Katerina mixed in a with a local white supremacist gang. Here she met Konstantin. He would disappear for a few years, and Katerina would work her way up the gang hierarchy. When Konstantin returned, he promised a land of endless opportunity for them, Chernarus. They set off to exploit the civil-war ridden nation for weapons to sell. However, soon after entering the nation, the infection hit and they were all stranded. They still have the gang, and together they plan on making it big in Chernarus.