Russian Federation
Российская Федерация
Timeline: Yeltsin Assassinated

OTL equivalent: Russia
Flag of Russia (1991-1993) Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation
Flag of Russia Coat of arms of Russia
Russian Federation (orthographic projection)
Map of Russia
Anthem "National Anthem of the Russian Federation"
Capital Moscow
Largest city Moscow
Language Russian
Eastern Orthodox Church
  others Many
Ethnic Groups
  others Many
Demonym Russian
Government Federal semi-presidential republic
  legislature Federal Assembly
President Nikolai Kormiltsev
Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin
Established December 1991
Currency Russian ruble (руб)
Internet TLD .ru

Russia (Россия), officially the Russian Federation (Российская Федерация), is the largest country in the world, spanning across Eastern Europe and northern Asia. The Russian Federation became a state in December 1991 when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed and was dissolved. Despite that, Russia remained the largest country in the world in land mass, and has a population of around 143 million people, who are mostly concentrated in European Russia. That is where the capital is located, the city of Moscow. It borders many states, including China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Finland. It's main exports include raw materials and energy.

The president of Russia was initially Boris Yeltsin. However, due to his poor policies and decisions, which resulted in the widespread destabilization of Russia, Yeltsin became unpopular. So unpopular that in 1995, a coup d'état was carried out by Colonel General Nikolai Kormiltsev of the Russian army. Becoming the new president of Russia, he established the Transitional Government, which was met with protest from an American-backed opposition group called the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, as well as the Communist Party. This resulted in the outbreak of the Second Russian Civil War in July 1995.