Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 square miles), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the world’s ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the whole of northern Asia, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.
The nation’s history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus’ ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus’ lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde, and came to dominate the cultural and political legacy of Kievan Rus’. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America.
Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union, the world’s first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower, which played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world’s first human spaceflight. The Russian Federation became the successor state of the Russian SFSR following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is recognized as the continuing legal personality of the All-Union state.
|2019-03-13||9 - 16th||Premier||World Electronic Sports Games 2018||0 : 2||$0|
|2018-10-06||1st||Minor||WESG 2018 Russia||2 : 0||$6,000|
|2018-03-18||3rd||Premier||World Electronic Sports Games 2017||2 : 0||$150,000|
|2017-11-25||9 - 12th||Major||WESG 2017 Europe Finals||0 : 2||$0|
|2017-10-22||2nd||Qualifier||WESG 2017 - Russia LAN Qualifier||1 : 2||$0|
|2017-10-09||1st||Qualifier||WESG 2017 - Russia Qualifier #1||2 : 0||$0|
|2016-09-03||9 - 12th||Qualifier||The World Championships 2016 - European Qualifier||1 : 2||$0|
|2015-10-11||3rd - 4th||Premier||The World Championships 2015||0 : 2||$7,500|
|2015-10-01||1st - 8th||Qualifier||TWC 2015: European Qualifier||2 : 0||$0|
|2014-11-11||5 - 8th||Minor||European Championship 2014||0 : 2||$0|
|2013-12-17||5 - 8th||Major||European Championship 2013||1 : 2||$0|
|2012-04-12||3rd - 4th||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup XV||0 : 2||$0|
|2011-05-05||4th||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup XIV||1 : 2||$0|
|2010-08-22||4th||Major||European Nations Champions 2010||1 : 2||$1,525.32|
|2010-08-22||1st||Major||European Nations Champions 2010||2 : 0||$4,446.93|
|2010-04-21||5 - 8th||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup XIII||0 : 2||$0|
|2009-05-24||9 - 12th||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup XII||1 : 2||$0|
|2008-04-28||2nd||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup XI||0 : 2||$0|
|2005-01-30||3rd - 4th||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup VII||15 - 19||$0|
|2004-08-08||3rd - 4th||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup VI||5 - 16||$0|
|2004-02-05||9 - 12th||Minor||ClanBase NationsCup V||1/0/2||Grp. S.||$0|