Varvara is a young PDF lieutenant, stationed at Vitapol's space port.
She was away visiting her younger sister when unidentified space ship opened fire at space port and destroyed it completely along with 90% of its personnel. That attack was the first step in 'Infestation' plan.
Kamneva is a 'sleeping badass', like young Ripley from 'Alien'. She may be inexperienced and a bit shy, but when sh*t hit the fan she's the one who gather people and start giving orders to organise frightened mob into a battle-ready squad. When off-duty, she's a nice pleasant girl who likes books and funny holovids. When on patrol, she's more concentrated on her duties and less talkative, but still nice. So it's no wonder that her subordinates like her.
Varvara is a very 'fresh' lieutenant. She graduated only several month ago. She's still learning 'how to be a good officer'.
Varvara's mother is from Valhalla - that's why Kamneva has such 'unusual' name.
Kamneva was a very good cadet. Her grades were always the highest in her group, and she got several medals for participation in athletics and shooting contests. When she got 1st place at 'Day oh Honour' grand contest, she was presented with master-crafted laspistol. Currently she uses that pistol as her main weapon during patrols.
Varvara loved to take additional courses. (a remarkable feat for a PDF officer cadet) One of them was 'Artillery operator'. But there were almost no artillery guns at the base. The only Basilisk gun they got was damaged beyond repairs, so Kamneva's artillery skills are purely theoretical.
When sh*t hit the fan, Varvara became the leader of 'survivors squad'. She wasn't happy about it, but there was no other choice. It was Varvara, or that mad priest. Of course squad members chose pretty lieutenant over crazy psycho-zealot.