🇷🇺 RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Location: Europe / Asia
Population: 144,221,341 (2016)
Moscow, RUSSIA (map)
Jerry mentions the Kremlin in his opening monologue, commenting on how modern fitness center security is too sophisticated: “what is this, the Kremlin?”
Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Oblast, RUSSIA (map)
“The Marine Biologist”
Mr. Lippman mentions that Tolstoy used to write in the Village Square, where the faces inspired him. However, historical records show that Tolstoy wrote the majority of his work, including “War And Peace,” in his study at his estate in Yasnaya Polyana. If Tolstoy were to write in any village square, it would have likely been in the nearby city of Tula.
Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), RUSSIA (fmr. SOVIET UNION) (map)
Jerry, to Fulton, on the siege of Leningrad: “First you crack, then you chuckle! That was the motto of the Russians at the seige of Leningrad…you know, because Leningrad, when the Nazis attacked, it wasn’t a very happy time. Because of the war. Famine, plus it was cold…very cold. They were eating each other…”
Elaine suggests the gang uses NBC’s private jet to visit Russia, to which George and Jerry kaibosh because it is too bleak, even in the spring (“If you’re bleak, you’re bleak!”).