Russia

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Russia
Flag of Russia.svg

Location
Eurasia
Terrain
Various

Russia is a Eurasian country. The country maintains an athletics program.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Russia was a battlefield during the Omnic Crisis, and was one of the countries hit hardest by the war.[2] Overwatch had a minimal presence within the country, so Russia had to defend itself on its own.[3] In this, they were successful, as human-piloted Svyatogor mechs were deployed to battle the omnic armies.[3] In Siberia, the Russian Defense Forces were able to defeat the omnic forces and shut down their omnium. However, the region was devastated as a result.[1] During the rebuilding process, Russia rode the wave of the mechanized labor industry’s revitalization and entered a period of rapid growth.[2]

Russia, once again a battlefield

Russia became a battleground once more in the Second Omnic Crisis.[4] Facing renewed omnic aggression from the Siberian omnium, the country ordered that Volskaya Industries increase Svyatagor production in order to deal with the threat.[5] Propaganda was employed to remind the populace of the continuing omnic threat,[3] and a coordinated offensive was made against the omnics,[4] while its Svyatagors guarded its cities.[2] The conflict has since claimed over 15,000 lives, with the international community reluctant to intervene.[4]

With news of unauthorized Overwatch activities at a museum, the Kremlin joined the international community in denouncing the vigilante actions.[6]

Known Locations[edit | edit source]

Known Nationals[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Russia's flag was revealed to be the same as the real-world Russian Federation in the loading screen for the Overwatch map Volskaya Industries.
  • Russia's role in the first Omnic Crisis appears to mirror that of the Soviet Union in the Second World War—in both cases, Russia/the USSR endures the lion's share of casualties, and both experience quick economic recovery in the war's aftermath.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Zarya, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-03-09
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Overwatch Visual Source Book
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2015-11-07, THE WORLD OF OVERWATCH. Blizzpro, accessed on 2015-11-17
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Recall
  5. 2015-08-04, Volskaya Industries CEO announces increased mech production after new attacks from Siberian omnium.. Twitter, accessed on 2015-08-11
  6. 2015-05-24, Overwatch is Back: Uncertainty and Hope After UN Confirms Vigilante Activity. Blizzard Entertainment., accessed on 2016-5-25