Raisa was in employment by the Queen family since Oliver Queen's childhood. She once collected Oliver from a playdate at Tommy Merlyn's house with a four-month-old Thea in a stroller, which was the first time Malcolm Merlyn saw his daughter.
The next day, Raisa brought Oliver a meal in his room. When asked by Oliver if he seemed different to her, Raisa told him that he didn't, as he was still a good boy. Oliver pointed out he was far from it in the past but Raisa assured him that he had a good heart. Oliver responded that he hoped so, because he wanted to be the person she always told him he could be.
Taking care of William
In the alternate reality created by the Dominators, Raisa still worked for the Queen family. When John Diggle arrived at the Queen Mansion and asked if he could see Oliver, Raisa let Diggle inside and directed him to where Oliver was preparing for his wedding to Laurel Lance.
Raisa is an affectionate, nurturing, kindhearted woman. She is very close to Oliver Queen, who views her as a second mother. Raisa is able to understand Oliver and always believed he had a good heart, even though his behavior wasn't the best before being shipwrecked.
- Bilingual: Raisa is capable of fluently speaking English and Russian.
- Culinary expertise: Raisa is a talented cook, as Oliver immensely enjoyed her food growing up.
- Raisa knew that Oliver was the Green Arrow prior to his confession, as revealed in "Docket No. 11-19-41-73".