Russia, with most of its population and cities located within Europe and some population littered around the Asian dominant half, is one of the few countries with its location divided; since the communist party was abolished it was considered a European country though now it can be loosely called Eurasian. Russia is the largest country in the world at 17,075,400 square kilometers. It has a population of just over 142 million people. Russia is a nation of diverse political thought that has varied throughout the years. It was once an empirical monarchy governed by the Romanolf family. After the Russian revolution, it became a communist republic that remained in power until the early 1990s.
The capital of Russia is now Moscow. Before the Russian revolution it was St. Petersburg (which was renamed to Leningrad during the Soviet era).
World War Two
Russia's military played a large war in the Second World War. Russian soldiers were successful in pushing Nazi invaders out of Stalingrad and were the first of the allied forces to make it to Berlin, Germany where they were successful in toppling the Nazi Regime of Adolf Hitler.
In 1988 the creator of Tetris, Alexis Pajitnov, granted the rights to his famous puzzle game to the Soviet government. For a time it was called "Tetris: The Soviet Mind Game."