Russia is a cold and rural country with low population density.
Russia is the starting point for the Frozen Virus scenario.
IG Factbook: "Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination and to gradually conquer the surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The communists under Vladimir Lenin seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif Stalin (1928-53) strengthened communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that helped end the USSR. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favour of a centralized semi-authoritarian state."
- If you don't want to deal with infection problem in Canada, Iceland and Greenland then you should start in this country. You won't need to upgrade Cold Resistance to infect those countries if you start in Russia.
- The City Cam when Russia is in widespread disorder displays large groups of police & 2 tanks guarding the city, but the tank seen is an M47 Patton from the USA, not Russia.
- Sakhalin Island and Kuril Islands aren't on the map in Plague Inc: Evolved. The IOS and Android version also lacks the Kamchatka Peninsula.
|Countries in Plague Inc.|
|Africa||Algeria ▪ Angola ▪ Botswana ▪ Egypt ▪ Libya ▪ Madagascar ▪ Morocco ▪ South Africa ▪ Sudan ▪ Zimbabwe ▪ Central Africa ▪ East Africa ▪ West Africa|
|Asia||Afghanistan ▪ China ▪ India ▪ Indonesia ▪ Iran ▪ Iraq ▪ Japan ▪ Kazakhstan ▪ Korea ▪ Pakistan ▪ Philippines ▪ Saudi Arabia ▪ Central Asia ▪ Middle East ▪ S.E Asia|
|Europe||Finland ▪ France ▪ Germany ▪ Iceland ▪ Italy ▪ Norway ▪ Poland ▪ Russia ▪ Spain ▪ Sweden ▪ Turkey ▪ UK ▪ Ukraine ▪ Balkan States ▪ Baltic States ▪ Central Europe|
|North America||Canada ▪ Greenland ▪ Mexico ▪ USA ▪ C. America ▪ Caribbean|
|South America||Argentina ▪ Bolivia ▪ Brazil ▪ Colombia ▪ Peru|
|Oceania||Australia ▪ New Guinea ▪ New Zealand|