In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we remember a plot point in the Red Alert 2 Soviet campaign which has Yuri manipulating Premier Romanov to give him more power and launch more aggressive attacks against the Allies. While the promotional material for the game indicates that the Soviet invasion at the start of Red Alert 2 was a simple backstab by Romanov (who was an Allied puppet placed at the head of the USSR following the events of the original game), made as an act of revenge for the previous war, which caught the Allies completely by surprise. Although the Soviet campaign itself is non-canon, this might raise the question was the entire Soviet rebellion Yuri’s plot the whole time. Either way, this strained Romanov’s mind so much, alongside an assassination attempt made to frame Vladimir, that it eventually killed the Premier.
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