Katerina Zakharova
Fictional Character
A World of Difference
POD: c 4,500,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: AD 1976
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Russian citizen of the Soviet Union
Religion: Atheist
Date of Birth: 20th century
Occupation: Physician, Cosmonaut
Affiliations: Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Katerina Fyodorovna Zakharova was a Soviet physician and cosmonaut. She was the only woman to serve aboard the Tsiolkovsky in its mission to Minerva in 1989. As such, she was highly sought after as a lover by her five male crewmates and is believed to have carried on sexual affairs with all of them at some point during the mission.

On Minerva, Zakharova developed bruising. Though she herself denied it, some members of the crew believed she had been beaten by Oleg Lopatin.

Despite his shyness, Yuri Voroshilov was madly devoted to Zakharova, and made her the subject of sensuous love poetry.