ESTONIAN SSR

Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik.

Also known as 'Soviet Estonia', or simply 'Estonia'. This Baltic nation has had a lot of transfer-of-power, from Nazi occupation in WWII to Soviet occupation in the Cold War. Estonia is where Vinzenz von Brandt's late wife is originally from, and a location he visits during the Cold War.

LATVIAN SSR

Latvijas Padomju Sociālistiskā Republika.

Also known as 'Soviet Latvia', or simply 'Latvia'. Like Estonia, Latvia also saw a change-of-power from Nazi occupation in WWII to Soviet occupation in the Cold War. Latvia is where Vinzenz von Brandt is originally from, and is a location he personally revisits during his time with the MGB.

CRIMEAN OBLAST

Кримська область.

Also known as 'Crimea'. It was formally an autonomous republic ('Crimean ASSR') within the Russian SFSR, before being downgraded to an oblast in WWII, and finally being transferred to Ukrainian SSR during the Cold War, thanks to Nikita Khrushchev. Crimea is where Eugene's mother is originally from, and is a minor location in the series canon.

SOVIET RUSSIA

Российская Советская Федеративная Социалистическая Республика.

Also known as the Russian SFSR, or simply 'Russia'...or 'Glorious Mother Russia', or 'the land of Red Dirty Commies', depending on which side of the Iron Curtain you're on... Either way, Russia is the sworn enemy of the West during the Cold War, as well as the rest of the USSR. It is also the home base of the MGB/KGB, as well as the birthplace of the Russian Mafia. Due to its role in the Cold War, Russia is one of the major locations in the series canon.

UKRAINAIN SSR

Украї́нська Радя́нська Соціалісти́чна Респу́бліка.

Also known as 'Ukraine' or 'UkrSSR'. Eugene's father is from here, as well as some of his closest friends in his gang.  Ukraine was the spearhead of Soviet power during the Cold War, becoming the center of Soviet arms industry and high-tech research. The republic was also a Soviet military outpost in the Cold War, having several military installations with top-of-the-line weapons systems. This makes Ukraine a prime setting for the KGB, especially considering that Nikita Khrushchev was highly favorable towards the republic.

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