Vyatka in general is really fun to play even if it's pretty op- in particular getting professional army before regional is insane, and the economic boosts can easily snowball.Okay, I did the Russian Empire under Vladimir, and it was such a nice change from England. I didn't try to make a perfect Russia so much as a historically accurate Russia, so I went with the conservative democrats. I got what I expected, a Russian Empire straight out of Victoria II, but with a post-apocalyptic twist. I'd recommend the run, it's uplifting but feels very grounded and far from a perfect society. It wasn't my favorite run, it felt a little bit bland, but it was leagues better than Harold Wilson. At least the focuses weren't misspelled.
Doing Serov next.