A closed magical empire with a very limited cooperation with the other magical alliances.
Autochthonous And Modernists
Magical traditions in Russia are very diverse, but it’s simplest to divide them into the "traditional" and "modern" currents. Among the traditional currents there is a drastic difference between Slavic and Asian influences (from Siberian to Monglian shamanism). The modernists appeared in Russia with the reforms of the Peter the Great with headquarters is in St. Petersburg, and they represent the Western European influence, with contempt for the "traditional" but in time becoming xenophobic and nationalistic.
In large cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg there are imperial magical schools attended by students in the cities and the surrounding areas. In other, less populated, where it was impossible to establish classic forms of school, there are smaller local schools attended by 20-30 students.
Lessons of the Tunguska Explosion
The October Revolution would’ve happened maybe a decade sooner had there not been for traitors in the conspirators' midst, which had alerted the authorities with the time and place of the meeting between conspiracy leaders.
The place was an uninhabited Siberian wilderness of the river Podkamenaja, and time the morning of Tuesday, May 30 1908. In the event, known to the wider public as the Tunguska Explosion, the enemies of the Monarchy were deleted and Rasputin, who for several years had a considerable influence on the Russian court, climbed swiftly through political ranks and shaped the national policy.
Taught by the experience, ever since the October Revolution the Russians kept their magical structures and powerful witches and wizards under strict supervision of the state officials, non-magical folk who ensure that magic never again endangers the freedom of the people.
Famous Wizards Throughout History:
Rasputin, Dostoyevski, Layka