(Capcom's primary storyline)
"Considering that you will never be leaving this country again, I would say it is in your best interest to stay on my good side."
— Svetlana to Ada
Little is known about her, though she is enigmatic and whether she is on the side of good or evil or somewhere between is a mystery. Svetlana is described as being diplomatic, serious, and very rigid. She amassed a great wealth from a financial business background. As the first female president of the Eastern Slav Republic, she is involved in a fight against terrorism.
Eastern Slav Republic
"Do you have any idea who you are pointing your gun at?"
— Svetlana to Leon
In 2011, Svetlana met with the Council of Elders and Ada Wong in her office, where she received information about the master-slaves symbiotic relationship between the Plaga-injected rebels and the Lickers which had been given subordinate Plagas.
Svetlana was initially lead to believe that Ada had been sent by the BSAA. However, she later learned from her secretary that there was no one by the name of Ada Wong working for the BSAA.
Willing to interrogate Ada, Svetlana invited her to have a cup of tea. Svetlana questioned Ada about who she was really working for, to which Ada avoided giving a genuine response to. The two ended up engaging in hand-to-hand combat until a phone rang and Svetlana was informed that the terrorists had broken through her defenses. Ada used the distraction as an opportunity to make her escape, but Svetlana quickly stopped her by activating an elevator feature for 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. However, Ada impressively managed to escape her imprisonment and reunited with Leon. There, the two found out that Svetlana had been breeding Dominant Species Plagas in the laboratory, which strangely mimicked the shape of a beehive. Svetlana returned with her men to recapture both Leon and Ada and eventually engaged in a hand-to-hand fight with Leon. Afterward, Buddy appeared in the lab with a herd of Lickers to kill her personally. However, Svetlana escaped and released her own Tyrants to eliminate Leon and Buddy, though the two were able to fend off the Tyrants and flee from the palace.
Later on, Svetlana changed into a purple suit and practiced a speech she prepared to address the public with. However, during her speech, she was informed by her assistant that the American and Russian soldiers had re-occupied the state in order to stop the B.O.W. warfare. She was eventually forced to resign by the joint forces of American and Russian soldiers.
Skills and abilities
Being a combat instructor, Svetlana is 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. During her fight against Ada, she disarmed her and performed strikes and holds with unparalleled precision and efficiency, while easily dodging every attack of Ada. 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 and left a large gash in Ada's suit in the process.
When Leon held her at gunpoint from behind, Svetlana turned the tables with ease and swiftly disarmed him, proceeding to dodge all of his blows and reverse all of his grappling attacks effortlessly. After avoiding his attempt to knee her, Svetlana caught Leon's leg and threw him to an impressive height as well as multiple feet away to end the confrontation.
Personality and Traits
Beneath her façade as a dedicated President of a small country maintaining the principles of peace over war, Svetlana Belikova was a highly corrupt politician. Although it would seem that her motives as the reigning President of the Eastern Slav Republic were to liberate her country from the oppression of terrorism allegedly engaged by the freedom fighters, it was proven to be a front for her agenda to take valuable resources from the fighters, namely their landscapes that contained oil, and condemning them as terrorists during this conflict. Even though she has a secret facility that housed hundreds of Plaga parasites as well as at least three Tyrant models which are prominent figures in the black market and bioterrorism, Svetlana appears to have taken every precaution not being affiliated with terrorism. An example of this is when instructing her secretary to unleash the Tyrants against Leon and Buddy, she identifies them as "you-know-what". In her bid to ensure that the Eastern Slav Republic becomes apart of the United Nations, she has even gone as far as to have the members of the Council of Elders assassinated, shifting the blame to the "terrorists" whom she planned to expose to the world via a televised press conference. However, none of her ambitions were realized when the American and Russian government intervened in the Eastern Slav Republic's Civil War.
- Svetlana has a large scar on her back from an unknown origin. It seems to be a large burn wound of some kind.
- Svetlana's name can be heard a couple of times during a Russian radio broadcast in Resident Evil: Revelations 2's Episode 2: Contemplation with Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, shortly after they got separated from Neil Fisher.
- ↑ BIOHAZARD DAMNATION ART GUIDE, Height Chart
- ↑ Unprecedented character of Resident Evil: Conviction will conflict with Ada Wong
- ↑ Biohazard Damnation, Cast