Российская Федерация (Russian)
|Anthem: Государственный гимн Российской Федерации
|-||President||Владимир Путин (Vladimir Putin)|
|-||Prime Minister||Дмитрий Медведев (Dmitry Medvedev)|
|Establishment||25 December 1991 (as Russian Federation)|
|-||estimate||143,030,106 (as of 2012)|
|Currency||Russian Ruble (RUB)|
The Russian Federation (Российская Федерация), more commonly known as Russia (Россия), is a state in northern Eurasia. It is the largest country in the world, and a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 85 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.
Between 1922 and 1991, Russia was part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (also known as the USSR or Soviet Union). Because of this, any games which make reference to the Soviet Union are listed below.
Russia in the Grand Theft Auto Series
- The Russian Mafia appear throughout the Grand Theft Auto series.
- The AK-47, an assault rifle which regularly appears throughout the GTA series was first developed in the Russian SFSR by Mikhail Kalashnikov.
- The RPG-7, a rocket launcher which regularly appears through the GTA series, was first developed in the USSR.
- There are five vehicles in the saga based on a Russian vehicle: The Bulwark (GTA 2) , the Dune (GTA SA), the APC (TBoGT), the Cargo Plane (GTA V) and the Savage (GTAO).
- The name of the Grand Theft Auto 2 radio station KGBH is a reference to the KGB, the security agency of the Soviet Union.
- Many references to the Cold War are made in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
- The Dragunov, a sniper rifle featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, was first developed in the USSR.
Grand Theft Auto IV
- Many characters in Grand Theft Auto IV were born in the Soviet Union.
- Hove Beach in Liberty City contains a strong Russian population, as well as immigrants from many other former Soviet Union countries.
- The Little Gorbachefs restaurant chain in Liberty City is a reference to Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union.
- Perestroika is a Russian-owned cabaret club in Liberty City. The club's name translates into English as "restructuring" and is a reference to the political and economic reforms within the Soviet Union during the late 1980s.
- In GTA IV, many Burger Shot fast food restaurants tend to have Russian women working at the cash register.
- Vladivostok FM takes its name from the Russian city of the same name, and the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack includes Russian music.
Grand Theft Auto V
- Several Russian flags appear in places like the Los Santos Golf Club or Jetsam Terminal. A Russian flag can also be seen on the rudder of the Cargo Plane.
- The San Andreas Flight School Update added a Russian Federation Chute Bag in GTA V.
- In the enhanced version of GTA V, the Dukes has a customizable option where the player can add a Russian flag to the roof of the car for $2,500.