Russia is a playable nation in Cossacks 3.
Russia's military forces were rather poorly organized in comparison to western European armies. Despite their enormous number (about 200,000), they were not properly trained to perform military operations. There were also strelets riots. But thanks to progressive reforms implemented by Tsar Peter I, the army grew stronger. He formed a new well-trained Russian army capable of defeating a strong enemy like Sweden. Developing rapidly during the 18th century, it became one of Europe's mightiest armies. Russia also profited greatly from its huge territory, natural resources and enormous population.