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 Council|
|-||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.
In December 2016, the United States accused Russia of interfering with the U.S. Presidential Elections. This raised immediate concern among the U.S. population and the outgoing Obama administration that President-elect Donald Trump's win was rigged. As a result of this, Obama expelled three Russian top diplomats from Washington, D.C.
With the Trump inaugurated on January 20, 2017, the current administration tried to seek better ties with Russia. This was somewhat complicated when the U.S. Navy launched Tomahawk missiles on Syrian Army bases.