Ostland (Russian: Остланд, lit. "east land"), formally known as the People's State of Ostland, is a dependent territory located in southern Aphrodite Terra on planet Venus. The dependency is a condominium of Germany and the Soviet Union, thereby being the only German settlement not to be affiliated with Cassini.
The dependency was established during the mid 1990s by (former) East German citizens who sought to establish a state based around Ostalgie and positive aspects of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany). Russians, Sorbs, Ukrainians, Vietnamese, and Volga Germans have also settled in Ostland.
Much like Cassini and Germany, Ostland is a parliamentary democracy, with a Chancellor being the head of government. The parliament of Ostland is called the People's Chamber (Volkskammer) and is currently controlled by The Left.