Alan's thick-accented Ukrainian girlfriend. Sonja Puchkovskaya, who is 14 years Alan's junior, possesses a very excitable, scatterbrained personality which leads Alan to describe her as 'mildly cretinous.' Easily amused, she delights greatly in pulling lame practical jokes and showering Alan with cheap (and unwanted) gifts such as London souvenirs and personalized coffee mugs and cushions emblazoned with their faces. She is very devoted to Alan and clearly treasures him, despite the fact that he demonstrates little genuine affection for her in return and clearly bases their relationship solely around the ego-boost produced by their 14-year age difference.