Russia is one of the major countries of the Asia and Europe continents, and formerly the major part of the Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics before its dissolution in 1991. In "The Rapture", Russia had a bankrupted economy and was desiring to get their hands on the synthetic fertilizer formula created by Israeli scientist Chaim Rosenzweig, so its leader decided to launch a massive military strike against Israel to destroy the nation. God supernaturally protected Israel by destroying all of Russia's armaments that were sent against Israel. Russia became the major part of the United Russian States when the Global Community was formed. Viv Ivins, who became Nicolae Carpathia's spiritual mentor, came from this country.
In Left Behind: The Movie, the Russians assault Israel much like they did in the book, however they are also assisted by Israel's Arab natives, notably Syria. Just like in the book, God uses his powers to defeat the Russians and their allies.