In a State of the Alliance posted to Reddit on February 17, Russian groups from across the galaxy have agreed to a mutual combining of forces from numerous alliances and coalitions.
Alliances Legion of xXDeathXx, RAZOR, Siberian Squads, Bright Side of Death, Red Alliance, and others have announced the forming of a singular Russian coalition in the southern regions, primarily centered in Tenerifis.
This development marks a substantial change in the positions of these alliances, many of whom have been renowned and sometimes notorious adversaries of one another for years. While the extent of commitment from the Russian alliances is yet to be determined, the sentiment shown appears to intend these alliances will be dedicating everything they have.
“It’s time to stop thinking about selfish interests that do not lead to anything good in the long run, and we will do it,” Red Menace Coalition’s autocrat Chutlanin declared, as he spoke in English for the latter half of the SOTA. “Forget everything which was in the past, and remind ourselves that we have strength in us. It’s [time] to unite RU community.”
This new coalition, which is as yet unnamed, has announced its plans to engage Fraternity and the rest of the Winter Coalition. Currently, Fraternity has been in conflict with Bright Side of Death in the region of Scalding Pass, with sizable battles sparking over various objectives (examples visible here and here), with Fraternity taking control of most of BSOD’s main constellation, and the rest of their systems reinforced. Should this conflict escalate with the new Russian coalition, fighting could easily spread from Tenerifis to the neighbouring regions of Wicked Creek and Detorid.
Though most conflicts in recent times have been victim to large-scale intervention and third-partying, there seems to be some genuine, and in this writer’s opinion, refreshing, desire to avoid such a fate for the coming conflict.
During the SOTA, Chutlanin appeared confident in their ability to do so. “[WinterCo] earned profit and power at our expense, now it’s time to get this very profit and power at their expense,” he said.
INN will keep you apprised of new developments as the situation unfolds.