- Samara bears the same name as a real-life Russian city.
- One of the nonlethal options in A Captain of Industry, a mission in The Knife of Dunwall, is to close Bundry Rothwild in a shipping crate bound for Samara.
- Samara hosts a school for courtesans, according to one of the girls at the Golden Cat.
- Samara is the location from which Pratchett imports his canned Jellied Eels. The label on the can reads: "Samara Island Canning Company". Advertisements for the Pratchett Warehouse also include the slogan: "For the best Tyvian produce. Look for the Pratchett Brand!"