RH - Romanov Hegemony
In 2018 a new Czar was crowned in Russia. The CIS states remained allies through to the Chinese invasion of 2045. After the 2047 Communist revolution in Russia (sponsored by the Chinese), the Czarist government escaped to the Ukraine. The Ukraine, part of Russia and the remaining CIS states banded together to form the Romanov Hegemony to defend their interests against Chinese, and later Eurasion Union, aggression. The RH gained FTL space travel several years before the ESU, and began a program of colonization.