Katya Volskaya

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Katya is a hero to my people. We must protect what she has built.
~ Zarya
Katya Volskaya

Volskaya Industries
One daughter
Gulmira Mamedova

Katya Volskaya is the CEO of Volskaya Industries. She holds great political and social influence within Russia,[1] and is regarded as a hero by the Russian people.[2]

Story[edit | edit source]

Katya oversaw Volskaya Industries as part of Russia's war with the reactivated Siberian omnium. Unknown to her people, she received technology from other omnics.[1]

At some point, she gave an interview to Atlas News in light of the company's increased Svyatogor production.[3]

Infiltration[edit | edit source]

The most powerful woman in Russia? Hah, I've always wanted a friend like that!
~ Sombra
Katya weighs her options

Katya conducted an inspection of her company's new mechs, where she was the target of an assassination attempt by Talon agents Reaper, Widowmaker, and Sombra, acting on the orders of Vialli. The infiltration was largely successful, but before Widowmaker could fire the killing shot, an alarm was triggered causing Katya to flee to safety. Katya was then targeted by Reaper until a piloted mech engaged him.

Finally, she was targeted by Sombra, who used her invisibility to enter her fortified office and incapacitate her guards. Katya feared she would be killed, however, Sombra revealed that she triggered the alarm, and blackmailed Katya with images of her dealing with omnics for their technology. Sombra also noted how exposure would affect "the future of Russia" while handing Katya the photo of her daughter from her desk, hinting at how the fallout of a scandal would impact her. Sombra wanted Katya to be her "friend" who she could call on for the occasional favor. As her security was nearly through with getting the door open, Katya conceded and Sombra made her escape, reporting the mission as a failure.

Some time later, Katya called a meeting with Zarya, supposedly to plan a retaliation against Sombra.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The rear wall of Katya's office, behind her desk, is dominated by a relief sculpture mounted just high enough so it is not obscured by the desk. It shows Russian soldiers on one side standing against omnic forces on the other, which are mostly SST Laboratories Bastion units. This indicates that it references the first Omnic Crisis, during which Russia had to defend itself on its own.[4]
  • There are two photos on Katya's desk: one of her daughter and the other showing Katya reading to her and affectionately 'booping' her on the nose. Before she makes her exit, Sombra boops Katya's nose, indicating that she is even aware of Katya's private moments.[1]
  • Katya serves as the map announcer of Volskaya Foundry in Heroes of the Storm.

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