Russia, unlike other European countries, does not use the PEGI system, and instead uses its own controversial ratings system.
Between 1922-91, Russia was part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (also known as the USSR or Soviet Union). Because of this, any games which make reference to the Soviet Union are listed below.
At the start of the mission Just Business given to the player by Big Smoke in GTA San Andreas, Smoke will say at the beginning of the mission on the journey to the mall: "All my life I've been told to fear the Ruskies, but I ain't even met one. Then the [Berlin] wall comes down and we're all supposed to be friends".
Perestroika is a Russian-owned cabaret club in Liberty City. The club's name translates into English as "restructuring" and is a reference to the political and economic reforms within the Soviet Union during the late-1980s by Mikhail Gorbachev.^
Many Burger Shot fast-food restaurants tend to have Russian women working at the cash register.
Vladivostok FM takes its name from the Russian city of the same name, and the Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist includes music from Russian and Ukrainian artists.
In Grand Theft Auto IV, some Russians will comment "If he dies, he dies" when witnessing the death of an NPC. This is a reference to the fourth installment of the Rocky series, in which Russian boxer Ivan Drago beats Apollo Creed to death and uses this line.