After her children Taiana and Vlad went missing in 2010, Galina went to Konstantin Kovar to explain the situation; he agreed to employ her as a maid until they came back. Over a year later, she was still working for Kovar, bringing some fresh flowers into his meeting with Oliver Queen, and promising azaleas when they came in to bloom.
Some months following, Galina was approached by Oliver Queen. At first, she was shocked, claiming that Kovar had told her Oliver was an enemy. However, he admitted that he was friends with her daughter, calming her down. However, they were interrupted by her bodyguard, who recognized Oliver, leading to a fight. The following day, Oliver approached Galina again, pulling her into an empty alley. He explained how her children were dead and that Kovar was lying about searching for them, instead actually being a bad man. Due to this, she gave him her entry card to Kovar's mansion. Later on, she was brought to Kovar. They searched for her card, they could not find it, causing Kovar to kill Galina.