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Reverend Doctor Annushka "Anna" Volovodov is a pastor at St. John's United congregation of Methodists on Europa, which consists of less than a hundred people.

Appearance Edit

Her red hair is long and thick, and she usually wears it in a bun.

History Edit

Background Edit

She has a daughter named Nami together with her wife Nono. She's a middle-aged woman who was born in Kimry, Russia on Earth, but she has lived in Moscow most of her adult life.

She felt as though, her stay on Europa should have been temporary.

She does what she has to, to defend people she deems meek and in trouble. She feels guilt at this, but it's for the good of those she helps.

The Ring Edit

Anna was part of the United Methodist Council's delegation on the flotilla sent to investigate the Ring, aboard the UNN Thomas Prince, chosen by the Methodist World Council.

Aboard the Thomas Prince, she befriends Tilly Fagan, the wife of Robert, the sponsor of the cruise.

She establishes religious services aboard the Thomas Prince.

She recognizes the 3D model implicated as the mastermind behind framing James Holden as having been aboard the Thomas Prince. Through Tilly Fagan, she discovers that it is not Julie Mao but her sister Clarissa Mao.[1] Through security office aboard Thomas Prince and its facial recognition, she is able to identify the alias as Melba Alzbeta Koh and locate her heading to the airlock.

She takes an EVA and pursues Clarissa Mao from the Thomas Prince through the Slow Zone to the Rocinante consequently prevents her from killing the crew.[2] Anna, Clarissa and the Rocianante crew except for Holden are all taken to the Behemoth.

Tilly Fagan asks Anna, who she calls "Annie", to talk to Clarissa in detention aboard the Behemoth in converted animal stables. After doing so, she convinces James Holden to not reveal Clarissa Mao or turn her in to authorities.

She establishes religious services aboard the Behemoth.[3]

She witnesses the execution of Serge, the security officer second in command to Bull, by those loyal to Ashford.

She becomes the spokesperson for the Radio Free Slow Zone aboard the Behemoth during the attempt to stop Ashford from using the comm laser as a modified weapon in an attempt to destroy the Ring from the inside. She is tasked with convincing all ships to power down fusion reactors and power system as a tact to convince the Ring Station the ships are not a threat and subsequently release them from the slow zone.


  1. "The Expanse: Abaddon's Gate", Chapter 24
  2. "The Expanse: Abaddon's Gate", Chapter 27 & 28
  3. "The Expanse: Abaddon's Gate", Chapter 32

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