Russian Federation

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The Russian Federation is a Eurasian nation created after the fall of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991. It is the world's largest nation geographicially and has a large population (142 million people) and has a relatively powerful military and an established space program, but Russia has suffered economically after the fall of Communism and it will be some time before the recovery is complete.

A few SD.net Members are notable for either living in or having been born in Russia, they are:

Notable Russians

  • Sergey Korolyov
  • Joseph Stalin
  • Vladimir Lenin
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Boris Yeltsin
  • Dimitri Medvedev
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Leon Trotsky (who looks alot like Colonel Sanders)
  • Yuri Gagarin
  • Alexey Leonov

The Russian Federation in Science Fiction

  • In the Stargate universe, The Russian Federation was in possetion of one of Earth's Stargates as well as a Dial home Device and has been actively involved in the Stargate Program. In an agreement with the United States government, the Russian Federation has been given the designs for the F-302 Fighter and the BC-303, as well as operating the American Built Daedalus-class Battlecruiser Korolev before it was destroyed by the Ori.
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