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Russia (Россия), officially the Russian Federation is a sovereign state in northern Eurasia. It is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of Earth's inhabited land area. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow.

Formerly the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, a republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russia became the Russian Federation following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991.

20th Century

In 1908, in the region of Russia known as Siberia a mysterious explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened 2,000 km2 (770 sq mi) of forest it caused no known casualties among humans. This became known known as the Tunguska Event

In 1914, Russian-Austrian rivalry in Balkans contributes to outbreak of World War I, in which Russia fought alongside Britain and France.

In 1917, during the event known as the "Russian Revolution" is the collective term for a pair of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the eventual rise of the Soviet Union.

Following the outbreak of World War II, Russia became a target for invasion by the Nazi Germany, however they were frequently unprepared for combat in the cold winter climates of Russia and the superior numbers and fire power of the Russian army. During the war, Russia was also frequently visited by American super-humans and costumed heroes who sought to assist the country against the Nazi invaders.

In 1941, the Young Allies fled into Russia from Germany along with Agent Zero, a British spy they liberated. The Russian military provided them cover until they were able to reach China.[1] Later on that year as Russia was focusing on fighting back a Nazi offensive, the Sub-Mariner declared war against the surface world. Warnings to Russian authorities of Namor's threat were ignored and Russia found itself flooded when Namor and his armies attacked. However, the heroic Human Torch defeated Namor and stopped the invasion, reversing the flooding.[2] With Nazi Germany pushing into the Russian front, Russia was assisted by other Allied countries, which also included the involvement with many American superheroes. In 1943, the soldiers from Camp Lehigh were deployed to the region, and Captain America and Bucky uncovered a Nazi plot to invade Murmansk, and helped repel the invaders.[3] In the city of Dograd, female soldier Sonia Petroya assisted in defending her home. She became an instant celebrity and sent on speaking tours in the United States. She was targeted by the Nazi spy known as the Rabbit, who was in turn stopped by the Human Torch and Toro.[4] The Torch and Toro later returned to Russia to assist on the Russian front, repelling an invasion force led by Captain Klutz.[5]

Cold War

Following World War II, the Soviet Union became an enemy of the United States over various disputes over occupation claims of liberated territories. Eventually this led to Russia entering a Cold War with the United States. During this period, Russia sent many spies and saboteurs to undermine American interests, and vice versa.

In 1951, a member of the Undersea Titans came to explore the surface, appearing somewhere in Russia. When the creature's moisture dried out it became an inert.[6] The Russian government assumed that the Titan was an American trick of some kind. It's fate is unknown, but it was likely forced back to it's ocean home or destroyed like other members of his race that appeared all over the world.

Bruce Banner was kidnapped by The Gargoyle and taken here just after he first became the Hulk, but after he helped the Gargoyle with his appearance he was sent back and the gargoyle destroyed the Russian base, killing himself. [7]

In a communist work camp not far from barren Siberia, the new camp commissar Boris Bullski forced some captive scientists to work in the laboratory, which the Crimson Dynamo used to design his armor, to create for him the Titanium Man Armor.[8]

Piotr Rasputin and his siblings famous cosmonaut Mikhail Rasputin and younger sister, Illyana Rasputin were born on the Soviet collective farm, called the Ust-Ordynski Collective, near Lake Baikal in Siberia. Piotr's Mutant powers emerged at the age of 13. At first, he was content simply to use these powers to aid his family and the other people of the Collective. He was later contacted by Professor Charles Xavier who recruited him to the X-Men.[9]

Modern Age

On 25th December 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed and dissolved into 15 post-Soviet states. Russia became the Russian Federation.

As the imminent collapse of the Multiverse due to the final Incursion drew near, Eldrac sent Black Bolt back in time to search for Ahura. He arrived in Siberia in the year 1908 and discovered his son was with Kang the Conqueror's time-displaced army. Black Bolt whispered the word "Goodbye.", which leveled much of Kang's fortress, and would come to be known as the Tunguska event.[10]

Theseus was caught breaking in the Private Collection of Oligarch and Arms Dealer Pavel Urza.[11]

Alternate Universes


Russia organized an attack on New York City using their agent Perun and his Liberators. When the invasion was thwarted by the Ultimates, the country disavowed their role in the attack.[12]

Later, in an unrelated event, Frank Castle entered the country and executed the underworld criminal known as the "Red Hammer".[13]

Points of Interest


Main article: Russia/Residents


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