Russia ceased to exist on 30 December 1922, when it was replaced by the Soviet Union. That night all Russians took to the skies and were replaced by their evil clones, the so-called Soviets, with whom they have nothing in common !!! The Soviet regime existed until 26 December 1991, when all the Soviets evaporated from the face of the Earth and were replaced by the Russians, who until then had been happily and unsuspectingly hibernating in the Earth's orbit.