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Росси́йская Федера́цияTimeline: Scotland says "Yes"
OTL equivalent: Russia
"Государственный гимн Российской Федерации"
"Gosudarstvennyy gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii""State Anthem of the Russian Federation
(and largest city)
|Other cities||Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Omsk, Rostov-on-Don|
|Ethnic groups (2010)||81% Russian, 19% Other Ethnicities, 3.7% Tatars, 1.4% Ukrainian, 1.1% Bashkirs, 1% Chuvashes, 11.8% others and unspecified|
|Government||Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic|
|-||Prime Minister||Dmitry Medvedev|
|-||Chairman of the Federation Council||Valentina Matviyenko|
|-||Chairman of the State Duma||Sergey Naryshkin|
|-||Upper house||Federation Assembly|
|-||Lower house||State Duma|
|-||Tsardom of Russia||16 January 1547|
|-||Russian Empire||22 October 1721|
|-||Russian SFSR||6 November 1917|
|-||Soviet Union||10 December 1922|
|-||Russian Federation||25 December 1991|
|-||Current Constitution||12 December 1993|
With the creation of an independent Scotland, Russia was one of the first nations to recognise it and send a diplomatic mission. It also quickly recognised Padania. While Russia has positive and friendly releations with both Padania and Italy, Padania's increasingly right-wing policies, and Italy's alienation are leading to strained Italian-Russian relations. On 24 November 2015 the Turks shot down a Russian jet for violating their airspace. Putin was irate and angry at the actions of Turkey and determined to bite back, but was offered a solution by a member of his cabinet, who had seen American politicians talking about Kurdistan, who gave Putin the suggestion to back Kurdistan as a country. On the 21 December, after four days of negotiation, Putin came out of a meeting with the Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian and Kurdish leaders as they all jointly declared Kurdistan a state. Several oil and mining companies then made deals with the Peshmerga which gave them enough money to take out loans from Russian banks to buy weapons to fight with.