Russia is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of Europe and Asia. From 1922 to 1991 it was the largest member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The Russian national team won Silver in the 2001 European Championship. It is home of the Russian League.
- Tom Singer and Doug Miller: "The Glasnost Gang: When the Halos 'invaded' Russia: In 1992, the Angels signed three Russian players. Here is their story", mlb.com, March 25, 2016.