The Soviet Union was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. In reality the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 due to internal political and economical problems; however, in the alternate timeline of Prey (2017), the Soviet Union continues its existence as a major world power as far as the early 2030s.
In Prey (2017) Edit
In Prey, the Soviet Union launched the Vorona-1 satellite in 1958 in an effort to secure their lead in the space race. The satellite orbited the moon until they lost contact with it, in what was believed to be a communications error. The following manned repair mission ended in catastrophe when the alien lifeforms known as the Typhon attacked the cosmonauts. As a result, the Soviets collaborated with the United States in an effort to contain the new alien threat, which initiated the Kletka Program, a period of joint cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union, from which came the basis of the Talos-1 space station. However, the alliance was short-lived in which the Kletka Program fell under complete American control.
Soviet space focus was further spent until it rendered the Soviet Union into economic collapse, and causing it to become less of a threat to the United States.
While international tensions relaxed between the Soviets and the United States, the Soviet Union continued its expansionism in which it was decried by both the West and even from Soviet citizens. As Soviet expansionism grew unpopular, this created domestic opposition in the form of the Menshevik movement and resulting in a outbreak of civil unrest following the Soviet-Indian Intervention, and directly causing the "Second Purge."
Whereas not directly encountered in-game, the Soviet Union and gulags are mentioned as being still active and as a source of "volunteers" whom are used in the fabrication of neuromods. This is attained by feeding them to mimics which are then used for the extraction of exotic material. The father of Mikaela is revealed to have been sent to gulag after questioning the Soviet Union, after which he was sent to Talos-1. How the communist Soviet Union has ties to a private corporation is unknown, but it is both possible and likely they have connections and influence in the board of directors that control the TranStar corporation.
- The water tanks on water coolers in-game possess Russian writing and the text СССР - Russian for USSR, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It is possible the drinking water used aboard Talos-1 is produced in the Soviet Union and sold to the company, indicating a level of trade between East and West.