Anna Yuryevna Kikina is a Russian engineer and test cosmonaut, selected in 2012. Kikina is assigned to Crew-5 mission which is to launch in 2022. The seat was arranged as a part of exchange agreement between Roscosmos and NASA, allowing Russian cosmonaut to fly on US vehicle while American astronaut gets a seat on Soyuz. Kikina will be the first Russian cosmonaut to fly on Crew Dragon.
The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.