The Russians have a number of things going for them, that will save their asses. I think it’s worth writing them down, because lets face it, all the worlds zombie movies and series seem to focus on the greater mid west these days. So I thought it would be nice to start picking out countries and seeing how they would do in the zombie apocalypse. If you have any country you would like reviewed for survivability, let us know! I’m thinking Norway or Sweden would make a great next review.
The AK47 – The Russians have tons of them. Left over from the cold war, stored in warehouses still oiled up and ready to go. This together with massive amounts of ammunition, bayonets and Makarov pistols. Besides this being the most desirable weapon, it’s also the most used and reliable firearm ever invented. Though not a precision rifle, it won’t jam when you need it most.
Vodka – Believe it or not, vodka can be a life saver! You can light fires with it, disinfect wounds, clean stuff, drink it for courage, use it to barter with. And when the bottle is empty, get some fuel and turn it into a Molotov cocktail!
Sacrifice – Sacrifices will have to be made during the apocalypse and the Russians can make them. On several occasions they burned down their own cities to stop enemy armies from advancing. I’m pretty sure they’ll do it again do stop all the zombies emerging in the cities.
Firepower – This is connected to the previous point. They need massive firepower and a huge air-force to bomb the shit out of those cities. Good thing the Russians have this firepower at hand any time. Most of all, their large army bases are close to their major cities, ready to strike.
Vast empty space – Russia has plenty of empty space, it had thousands of kilometers of woodland, steppes and mountains. All ready for survivors to start a new life and do bombing runs on the cities. During winter, zombies will freeze and slow down, while the people clear the area. Natural boundaries separate these area’s from the cities, so zombies won’t come near.
My verdict about Russia as survivable is a good one. Unless you live in a major city, you should be fine. Make sure to keep your Kalashnikov oiled up and the shelves full of food!