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"Our country lost the Cold War because it was afraid to use these weapons against the Americans. Today we will correct that mistake."
Dmitri Gredenko, "Day 6: 2:00pm-3:00pm"

The Soviet Union, also known as the U.S.S.R., was a Communist superpower that existed mostly in the area now occupied by Russia.

Geography Edit

The Soviet Union occupied a significant portion of the Asian continent and Eastern Europe, encompassing the modern-day regions of Russia, Chechnya, Ukraine, and Kaukistan, among others. ("Day 5: 9:00am-10:00am")

Government Edit

See also: KGB, Soviet Army

The Soviet Union's secret police force, the KGB, was notorious for taking extreme measures to clamp down on internal subversion. Sergei Bazhaev remarked that, as a child, he had seen its agents throw an entire family to their deaths from a rooftop. Victor Drazen, who would later gain infamy for ethnic cleansing campaigns in Kosovo, originally received anti-espionage and covert actions training from the KGB. ("Day 8: 11:00pm-12:00am", Findings at CTU)


The Cold War and dissolutionEdit

Main article: Cold War

The Soviet Union was represented by its then-leader, Stalin, at Yalta. ("Day 5: 7:00am-8:00am")

Several years ago, the Soviet Union and the United States of America were locked in a continuing state of political competition and military tension known as the Cold War. This period was marked by a significant buildup of the Soviet Union's nuclear and biological arsenal, as well as a number of proxy wars and territorial expansions such as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. (Operation Hell Gate, "Day 2: 8:00am-9:00am")

Ultimately, however, the Soviet Union collapsed, a major political upheaval that was marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Several new nation-states emerged in the aftermath of the Soviet Union's dissolution, including the Russian Federation, the Ukraine, and Kaukistan. ("Day 5: 9:00am-10:00am", "Day 8: 9:00pm-10:00pm")


Much of the Soviet Union's considerable nuclear arsenal remained unaccounted for, leading to fears that Soviet nuclear or biological weapons could potentially fall into the hands of terrorists. Indeed, this came to pass on at least four occasions:

Several remnants of the ultra-nationalist Soviet Army continued plotting against the United States following the end of the Cold War. Former general Dmitri Gredenko and his followers aligned themselves with Abu Fayed's terrorist cell during Day 6, with the goal of inflicting nuclear devastation on America while pinning the attacks on the Arabs. ("Day 6: 2:00pm-3:00pm")

Soviet Army Edit

Several individuals held positions in the Soviet Army before Day 1:

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