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Anastasia Komananov (Russian: Анастасия Комананов) was a character in the holoprogram Julian Bashir, Secret Agent. She was an operative for the KGB, ranked Colonel, and a rival spy to the main character played by Julian Bashir. However, despite being on opposite sides of a Cold War between their respective nations, Bashir and Komananov respected each other's abilities and even became lovers within the program.

In 2372, the explosion of the USS Orinoco caused the transporter patterns of its crew to be temporarily stored within the holoprogram. The character of Komananov temporarily took on the physical characteristics of Kira Nerys. Given his character's romantic history with Komananov, Bashir naturally found the change jarring. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")

When Vic Fontaine was playing matchmaker for Kira and Odo, he modified the character of Anastasia Komananov to become Lola Chrystal. It took him an hour to get rid of her Russian accent. (DS9: "His Way")

Writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe came up with the name "Anastasia Komananov", which is a tribute to the James Bond series' tradition of women with sexually suggestive names. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
As the holographic character of Komananov assumes the physical characteristics of Kira Nerys in "Our Man Bashir", the role was played by Kira actress Nana Visitor. She later commented, "I had great fun being Bashir's Bond girl." (The Official Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Magazine, Vol. 16, p. 48)
The real Komananov appears in the Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars novel The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1, where she is involved in a KGB coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986.

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