A daughter from a sunni family from chechnya, she grew up during first and the Second Chechen War as a young supporter of the Chechen insurgents but not as fighter but a dauughter back in her home village. But with the radicalisation of her town members and family to wahhabism she grew disgrunteld with her village and family and moved away north where she dedicated herself to an education. She gained a job as a translator working for the russian security forces fighting a continueing insurgency in the north of chechnya. In her education she grew less hostile and more supportive of the russians and was glad to assist with their work against the extremists. During her work she met an Australian who was a deminer for a humanitarian organisation and grew fond of him and established a loose relationship with him. In 2017 something happend in the west in another country and it quickly spread to the other countries and she and bruce were forced to survive in the mountains, after supplies ran low they both decided to leave the mountains and head west.