They Brought Russia Back From the Dead – Prologue

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By 2065 the world somehow avoided a global conflict for more than an entire century, but in turn it faced a series of disasters. One of these disasters was the Russian Crisis, which began in 2020 when President Donald Trump ordered the CIA to assassinate President Vladimir Putin over a perceived personal slight.

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Putin left Moscow with a government that was centered on himself. It could not last without him, and as a result Russia fell apart. Nationalists and a liberal-elite alliance fought over the future of the country, and in the process Moscow was burned to the ground.

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Most of Russia’s oligarchs moved to the far east to escape the chaos that engulfed the Kremlin, and they redirected their attention to other markets in East Asia. A few years later in Vladivostok, a political party funded by these oligarchs declared independence for Vostokia, their newly established state.

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Meanwhile global events, including the Flooding of Bangladesh, the Arab Wars, and the Collapse of Pakistan, prompted the largest refugee crisis in human history. Hundreds of millions of refugees, rejected by the rest of the world, settled in Siberia due to Russia’s lack of border control and its availability of land and resources. They formed communities, rebuilt and improved the infrastructure and prosperity of the Russian cities they settled, and integrated with the Russian communities that welcomed their support. As a result Siberia became the Refuge State.

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The rest of Russia remained divided. Some regions were controlled by strong-men, warlords, organized crime syndicates, and oligarchs that never left. Others acted in accordance with each other under the Russian Orthodox Church. With Moscow no longer in control over Russia, Tatarstan declared independence and a few neighboring republics joined it as an independent Tatar state. While it experienced a few years of prosperity, Tatarstan’s independence was short-lived and its capital Kazan suffered the same fate as Moscow.

After Kazan’s destruction Moscow was eventually rebuilt, but not as the capital.

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It became a global zone along with St. Petersburg, and the two cities remained Russia’s only access to what was left of global trade, limited to other global zones in a worldwide effort to restrict and minimize globalization.

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The rest of the world forgot about Russia by 2065. Every country focused on themselves, the global zones focused on each other, and President Benny Bright in Baltimore decided that America needed to trade with Siberia so that his business, Bright Enterprises, could make a profit.

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Siberia had a great wealth of resources, most importantly freshwater.

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Bright’s presidency allowed his corporation to secure control over America’s freshwater deposits and become one of the biggest names in the water business, but Siberian competitors in the water market forced Bright Enterprises to lower its prices.

That was when Bright realized he needed access to Siberia’s freshwater deposits in order to secure a larger profit margin for his corporation, and to drive its Siberian competitors out of business. But when Bright called Novosibirsk, President Nikolai Choudhry rejected Bright’s request due to America’s permanent ban on accepting refugees since 2018, and for America’s ongoing human rights violations.

As far as Bright was concerned his business still needed access to Siberia’s water, so he consulted his Vice-President, Vincent Biggs, about the matter. When Bright sat down with Biggs to discuss his dilemma, Biggs gave him an idea that could solve the problem.

“We should support an insurgency to take down Siberia.”

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They brought Russia back from the dead.
To be continued…

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The Man in the Kremlin: Andrei Volodin

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My grandfather, Vladimir, was a cunning fellow. He worked for the FSB — Putin’s agency… before of course the Americans killed him. And don’t try to correct me and tell me it was those Islamist terrorists. Please, do you really trust what the Americans say?

 

I can tell you their propaganda is bullshit, because my grandfather found out through a friend in Trump’s CIA who admitted they did it. He said it had something to do with hacking this program or device called Twitter… I don’t know much about these sort of things, but I understand that it was a stupid reason to kill the President of Russia. Then again stupid is the American way and Trump mastered that more than anyone else. So you see? My grandfather was cunning. He found out what nobody else could from the people who did it.

 

He also knew where all of Russia’s nuclear stockpiles were. After the old Kremlin fell he collected every single warhead, and sold them on the black market. He might have been responsible for Istanbul, Tehran, Karachi, Cairo, and Jerusalem, but he was not a total idiot. No nuclear weapons were ever used against Russia, and he kept a few for himself. 

 

After selling those warheads, literally thousands, my grandfather amassed money you can’t even count. He could do anything in the world, anything. So he decided that he was going to build a new Kremlin for himself. Why not? If you can do it, you become the most powerful man in Russia. So he bought the land, ordered its reconstruction, and boom! The new Kremlin was finished.

 

He thought that was it so he started living like a tsar, but he ran into two problems. First problem: that construction costed him more rubles than the annexation of Crimea. Second problem: he now had a wife – my grandmother, and they had my father. As you can imagine they were additional expenses. Meanwhile, he was trying to singlehandedly rebuild Moscow without a salary.

 

When my grandfather realized he needed a stable income, he returned to the business that gave him success in the first place – selling weapons. A few years later Kremlin Corp. became the most lucrative business in Russia and the arms industry, and has remained so ever since. After my grandfather passed away, my father continued his work until he was murdered.

 

Now I’m the man in the Kremlin. While I don’t have an empire, I have a network of clientele and the perks of supplying most of the world’s weapons. I will find out who killed my father, and I will make sure they regret the day they were born.

 

 

Andrei Volodin will return as one of the four perspectives in the Coyote File. Stay tuned for more.