The Russian federation was founded in 1992, after the collapse of the Russian Soviet federative Socialist Republic (USSR) in December 1991. The capital remained in Moscow. The leader of Russia is now president Viktor Stepanovich (elected on December 14,1992). They have three branches of power, The Executive, The Judicial, and The Legislative Branches. They have a universal suffrage age of 18 years old. Their constitution was adopted in December 1993.
Russia was founded discovered very early by the Vikings around 862a.d. For centuries Russia was a Viking country, until the Swedes and Polish clamed it for their own. In 1917 Peter the Great made a new capital in St.Petersburg.
Napoleon once had control of most of Russia during the 19th century, only to leave it inrunes.
In 1905 the Soviets formed the countries first parliament. On October 25, 1917, a group called the Bolsheviks took control of the parliament. Their leader Lenin had the support of Trotsky and Georgian Stalin. In March 1918 the Bolsheviks group changed its name to the Communist Party, and moved the capital to Moscow. In 1922 the USSR was formed, and Stalin rose to power.
During the WWII Russia and Germany both sighed a non-aggression pack, leaving them neutral during the war. Russia stayed under the control of the USSR until 1991, when the Communist Party was destroyed. In 1992 the Russian Federation was founded and a president was elected.