Russia is a nation which regained its independence in February 2009. It is the largest country in eRepublik. Russia was also the first to implement Socialism in eRepublik, and was home to various strong and powerful political figures who are still active today. The country is located in northern Eurasia. Russia is currently bordered by Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Germany, Hungary, China and Belarus, as well as having maritime borders with the USA and Japan. The capital region is Moscow and Central Russia.
History of Russia
Russia was taken over during the Great Patriotic War when Norway invaded the large but unpopulated country. However, the Russian Independence War began in November 2008 and Russia was re-established as a free nation. Again in January of 2009 Russia was again invaded by Romania who took over all of the regions. In February, Russia achieved independence again in the Far Eastern and Kaliningrad regions. The Northern region, which had been conquered from Romania by Indonesia, was regained in March. A resistance war against Norway returned the Volga region later in the month. In April, Russia declared war on Norway and seized Volga Vyatka, marking the end of Norwegian occupation of Russian territory. Romania's eventual defeat allowed Russia to regain its old territories. As of May 2013 Russia is a trial member of Circle of Trust.
The original territory of Russia is composed of several regions:
Central Black Earth, Eastern Siberia, Far Eastern Russia, Leningrad Oblast, Moscow and Central Russia, North Caucasus (occupied by ), Northern Russia, Urals, Volga, Volga Vyatka,
Its current territories are listed below:
Since the beginning, Russia has had a small population. Given that very few native Russians actually play eRepublik. It is gradually increasing as territory is regained. Most of the population lived in the capital region Kaliningrad, where slowly the population began to shift to Moscow. Russian population had greatly increased for a few months. Moscow and Central Russia is known to be the biggest Russian "fortresses" and has population of 2156. Russia's population has since been decreasing, going to 20000 citizens in June 2010.
Russian is the most common language in Russia, however a number of other languages (eg. Serbian, French, Macedonian) were also spoken at a time due to recent migrations from formerly conquered France and Germany. English is used to communicate with foreign and non-Russian speaking citizens, although many native Russians can speak English properly as of May 2013.
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(Last Update: 2 May 2013)