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The Soviet Union led by Stalin is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta, with contributions from Leugi, Danrell, and TheLohoped.

This mod requires Brave New World. It does not replace Catherine's Russia.


The Soviet Union[]

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. It was governed as a single-party state by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital. A union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized.

Joseph Stalin[]

His birth name was Joseph Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, but to the world he will always be known simply as Stalin ("man of steel" in Russian). Stalin was born in 1878 to a poor Georgian family. His father was a cobbler who often beat his wife and young son. At the age of eight, Stalin began his education in the Gori Church School, where instruction was conducted in Russian and he was mocked for his Georgian accent. Stalin graduated first in his class at the age of fourteen and began attending school next at the Tiflis Theological Seminary. Stalin had no interest in becoming a priest, but the seminary was one of the few institutions of higher learning permitted in Georgia by the repressive tsarist government.

During his reign Stalin encouraged the development of a sycophantic cult of personality where he was worshipped as little less than a god. When he finally died in 1953 there was an enormous outpouring of genuine grief across the Soviet Union.Overall, it must be said that Stalin was successful in changing the backwards agricultural state of the tsars into a modern global superpower. No country deserves more credit for defeating Nazi Germany than the Soviet Union.

Dawn of Man[]

We are humbled in your presence, O' glorious, mighty Stalin! You are the great leader of the Soviet Union, a power risen by your hand from the decay of the Russian Empire. Ascending through the ranks of the Communist Party, you took a harsh but decisive command over Russia's economy, transforming her into a machine of unmatched industry and war. With unyielding will, the mantle of the socialist revolution lay in firm hands, paving the way for the civilizational clash that would mark the 20th century.

Stalin diplo

Leaderscene by Leugi

Mighty leader, unmatched in greatness, the Russian people long for your return to power. Though the Soviet Union has fallen, its people do not forget the glory and might that once donned her. Can you once again take up the worker's cause? Can you defend the iron curtain from moral erosion? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Greetings comrade. I am Joseph Stalin. Welcome to the Soviet Union. Revere her might well, and you might have nothing to fear from her.

Defeat: *shakes fist*

Unique Attributes[]

Soviet Union (Joseph Stalin)

Art by Janboruta

Warsaw Pact

Enemy units may take extra damage inside your borders, or in the borders of allied Citystate City-States or civilizations that share your Ideology. Earn Influence Influence per turn with Citystate City-States from which you could demand tribute.


Art by Janboruta

IS-2 (Tank)
  • +20% Strength Strength when defending
  • +15% Strength Combat Strength against Fortified Units.
  • +10% Strength Combat Strength against Gun and Armoured Units

Art by Janboruta

People's Commissariat (Police Station)
  • +1 Production Production per Allied Citystate City-State, increasing to +2 if this city is the Capital Capital.
City List
  1. Moscow
  2. Leningrad
  3. Kiev
  4. Minsk
  5. Kharkov
  6. Stalingrad
  7. Sverdlovsk
  8. Gorky
  9. Krasnodar
  10. Vladivostok
  11. Novosibirsk
  12. Krasnoyarsk
  13. Kuybyshev
  14. Baku
  15. Tbilisi
  16. Alma Ata
  17. Tashkent
  18. Omsk
  19. Ufa
  20. Chelyabinsk
  21. Sevastopol
  22. Molotov
  23. Kaliningrad
  24. Riga
  25. Tallinn
  26. Kazan
  27. Odessa
  28. Kirov
  29. Ulyanovsk
  30. Dnepropetrovsk
  31. Stalino
  32. Khabarovsk
  33. Tolyatti
  34. Barnaul
  35. Ustinov
  36. Ordzonikidze
  37. Ashgabat
  38. Stalinabad
  39. Novokuznetsk
  40. Tselinograd
  41. Karaganda
  42. Frunze
  43. Shcherbakov
  44. Arzamas 16
Spy List
  • Pantiuşa
  • Ursula
  • Mikhail
  • Ain-Ervin
  • Susemihl
  • Valery
  • Konon
  • Reino
  • Yuri
  • Moura
  • Vladimir



A Diplomatic Civ boasting strong defensive traits. Your City-State Influence will mostly come from armies parked outside their borders. Whether they are intimidated is based on (among other factors) the raw Combat Strength of the Units, so Melee is more efficient than Ranged. Your UB incentivises Trade Routes to City-States, by providing more Units with which to scare them into alliance. The IS-2, combined with the first part of your UA, will make you very difficult to successfully invade.


Peace Theme War Theme

Sowjet Union - Stalin Peace


Soviet Union - Stalin War

"Journey to Pugachev" by James Hannigan. "Soviet Song" from the soundtrack of Call of Duty 5.

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 15
Last Updated: December 2019


  • JFD: Author.
  • Leugi: Artwork (Leaderscene).
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • danrell: Graphics.
  • The Lohoped: Research (City-List).
  • James Hannigan: Journey to Pugachev (Peace Theme).
  • Call of Duty 5: Soviet Song (War Theme).
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