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The Soviet Union, led by Nikita Khrushchev, is a custom civilization mod by More Civilisations, with contributions from Darth, TopHatPaladin, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World.


Soviet Union[]

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR, was a socialist state that spanned Europe and Asia during its existence from 1922 to 1991. Its government and economy were highly centralized until its final years. The country was a one-party state prior to 1990 governed by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, with Moscow as its capital. Before its dissolution, the USSR had maintained its status as a world superpower alongside the United States, for four decades after World War II. The Soviet Union covered an area of over 22,402,200 square kilometres and was the largest country of its time, at a sixth of Earth's land surface. It had five climate zones: tundra, taiga, steppes, desert and mountains.

Nikita Khrushchev[]

Nikita Khrushchev, full name Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, was a Soviet politician who the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and as chairman of the country's Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964. During his rule, Khrushchev stunned the communist world with his denunciation of Stalin's crimes and began de-Stalinization. He sponsored the early Soviet space program, and enactment of relatively liberal reforms in domestic policy. Despite some scares, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, he conducted successful negotiations with the United States to reduce Cold War tensions before being stripped of power in 1964 in a bloodless political coup.

Dawn of Man[]

Bury your opponents, Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Since your rise from the poor peasant village you were born, you have worked hard to innovate and strengthen the mighty Soviet! Your political reforms and agricultural revolution have helped the mighty Soviet Union prosper in the face of imperialist opposition. You faced foreign crisis, such as the U2 incident and the Caribbean Missile Crisis. You also travelled to America, seeing how the West conducted their economics, trying to see if you could learn, for you were not of the belief that there was nothing to be gained. You led the pace in the Space Race, launching such technological and engineering marvels such as Sputnik 1, a great success for the Soviet Union. But most importantly of all, you believed in the workers of the Soviet Union, that they could one day live just as materially comfortably as their compatriots in the West, opening up the USSR.


Art by Darth

Premier Khrushchev, your homeland has fallen into the hands of oligarchs and imperialists. You must once again fight for the workers of the Soviet Union and innovate if you are to keep up with the modern world. You must learn the lessons of your first premiership if you are to lead your people to glory. Can you lead your people into prosperity? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Comrade! Welcome to the glorious Soviet Union - the most powerful nation on this Earth and beyond. Have you come to marvel at our fields of corn?"

Introduction: "They say that the Soviet delegates smile, that smile is genuine - it is not artificial. We wish to live in peace and tranquility, can you say the same?"

Defeat: "My arms are up to the elbows in blood. That is the most terrible thing that lies in my soul."

Defeat: "Once is quite enough. What good does it do to annihilate a country twice? We're not a bloodthirsty people."

Attacked: "If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw porcupines under you. Prepare for war."

Declaration of War: "Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you."

Unique Attributes[]

Soviet Union (Nikita Khrushchev)
MC Khrushchev 256

Art by Darth

Virgin Lands to the Cosmos

Cities start with up to two farms if there are valid adjacent tiles, and receive a burst of Science Science when you are the first to research a technology that unlocks a military unit.

MC MiG21 256

Art by Pouakai

MiG-21 (Jet Fighter)
  • Available with Rocketry
  • -10 base Strength Strength
  • +5% Strength Strength for each Citystate City State ally.
MC OKB 256

Art by Pouakai

OKB (Research Lab)
  • +1 Science Science for every military unit within 3 tiles of the city
  • +20% Production Production towards spaceship parts
City List
  1. Moscow
  2. Leningrad
  3. Kiev
  4. Gorky
  5. Kharkiv
  6. Tashkent
  7. Novosibirsk
  8. Kuybyshev
  9. Vilnius
  10. Sverdlovsk
  11. Stalino
  12. Tblisi
  13. Vladivostok
  14. Chelyabinsk
  15. Alma-Ata
  16. Odessa
  17. Kazan
  18. Dnepropetrovsk
  19. Baku
  20. Perm
  21. Rostov-on-Don
  22. Yerevan
  23. Riga
  24. Minsk
  25. Stalingrad
  26. Omsk
  27. Frunze
  28. Chisinau
  29. Baikonur
  30. Stalinabad
  31. Ashgabat
  32. Bukhara
  33. Talinn
  34. Ufa
  35. Krasnoyarsk-26
  36. Sukhumi
  37. Khiva
  38. Kyzyl
  39. Yalta
  40. Sevastopol
Spy List
  • Vladimir
  • Boris
  • Yuri
  • Mischa
  • Nadezhda
  • Arkady
  • Valentina
  • Mikhail
  • Marion
Soviet Union (Nikita Khrushchev)



Peace Theme War Theme
The Internationale March of Motherland
USSR Ministry of Defence Red Army Choir

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now watching your ballets and celebrating your cosmonauts! I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 6 Jan 2021


  • Pouakai: Design, Code, Art (UU icon, UB icon)
  • Darth: Art (Leaderscene and icon, civ icon)
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua
  • Typhlomence: UU model conversion
  • Zharques: Text
  • TarcisioCM: Art (Map)
  • EmeraldRange: Art (Unit models)

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