Mod «Dreams of a White Russian Victory» for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.10.1 - 1.10.2)


Welcome to Dreams of a White Russian Victory! I hope you all have as much fun playing my mod as I had making it!

If you're like me, you've become very bored with the stagnant Soviet Union focus tree in the base game. All of this time and you still can only go communist? Although there have already been some mods that have addressed this issue, I felt that some lacked the depth I desired. Russia, the largest country on Earth, should have the largest focus tree in HoI4! So, I created one with 376 focuses and 10 paths you can take through it, meaning a minimum of 10 unique plathroughs with Russia alone. That's right, Ukraine and Belarus have been added as well! In the future I will be releasing focus trees for Ukraine, Belarus, and Finland, each with 4 unique paths at a minimum.

I'm personally a big fan of roleplaying games, and I decided to add in an experiment to the mod as well. One of the paths for Russia features some lite rpg mechanics, such as attributes and skills for the country leader, which you can upgrade in the decisions tabs. Don't like the sound of that? That's okay! These mechanics are only found in Anastasia's path, the other 9 are your standard HoI4 affair. If people really like it, I will expand further upon this experiment.


In this alternative history scenario, General Pyotr Wrangel took charge of the White Russian Army during the Russian Civil War far sooner than he did historically, leading them to victory over the Bolshevik Red Army. Since then, he has ruled as the Supreme Leader of Russia at the head of a military junta. To preserve the hard fought peace, he did not attempt to conquer Ukraine, Finland, or any of the other breakaway states. Instead, he formed the faction known as The Pact of Petrograd, whose members include Ukraine, Belarus, Finland, Mongolia, and Tanna Tuva. This eastern bloc is similar to the modern day EU or NATO, where each member state pledges to defend one another and allow close economic cooperation.

However, even with the communists defeated, things are not well in this new Russia. A Bolshevik insurgency has hampered the junta the entire time, leading to economic stagnation, and nobles and generals rule over their own petty fiefdoms at the expense of the common man. It is becoming clearer every day that significant change must come to Russia, lest it collapse into another civil war.

Additionally, in this alternate universe, Anastasia Romanova, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, manages to survive the execution of her family. She has been living in hiding ever since, fearful of being caught by the Bolsheviks who want her dead. The path to find her is only somewhat hidden, but if you do find her, you are able to seat her as a constitutional monarch on the throne of the Russian Empire!

**Please note that this lore is not all of it in its entirety. As I develop Ukraine, Belarus, Finland, and Mongolia, more lore will be added and fleshed out.

What's included in this mod:

  • A focus tree for Russia with 376 focuses (for comparison, the new Spanish focus tree in La Resistance has 271), all of them fully localized and lore-friendly. None of that "AAA_this_focus.desc" stuff here.
  • Ten unique paths: 4 democratic, 2 communist, 2 fascist, and 2 non-aligned.
  • A metric **** ton of decisions and each path gets some unique decisions.
  • Every Russian portrait is unique and colorized. Ukraine and Belarus each have one unique portrait added.
  • Unique Russian generals and field marshals.
  • A simple start for your military to avoid that early game slog of organizing Russia's huge military. Units all start together sorted by unit type.

Mod checked on game version: 1.10.1 , 1.10.2

  • No longer crashes and burns when played with Battle for the Bosporus. (Updated to run with v10.2)

Version 22.07.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.3)

  • National Focus descriptions that are too long and are cutoff will now have a scrollbar that you can use so that you can now read the entire text unimpeded. There will be a photo showcasing this on the discord channel, in case you have trouble finding it.
  • Russian translation has been updated! Ukraine is now localized!


Version 06.07.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.3)

  • Ukraine Focus Tree!
  • A brand new Russian Radio Station full of White Russian music tracks. (This currently comes included but will later be made separately available)


  • The focus tree features 8 paths, but most have subpaths that add additional variation to your playthroughs. Included is a path for the Hetmanate, a path for a Monarchy, a path for the Directorate (pseudo military junta), two Republican paths, a Fascist path, a Communist path, and the flagship path: Anarchy!
  • Reduced Ukraine's infrastructure and number of air bases.


  • Another new portrait for Tsar Vladimir Romanov. He should now be more age appropriate.
  • Fixed a bug where Russia going down a Soviet path would still force the Alliance of Kiev to form.
  • Completing the focus "Slavic Unity" now provides a core on Åland.
  • Yet another fix for ship names, they should all work correctly now. Russia now uses its list of ship names, instead of the Soviet ones, so produced ships will now be correctly named.


  • Reduced Belarus' infrastructure and number of air bases.


  • Fixed an error in the code for news events so they should now show for all countries instead of just the country that fires them.
  • Adjusted the amount of infrastructure gained from relevant focuses in the Russian focus tree.

Known Issues

  • A couple Ukrainian leaders are missing descriptions and most have descriptions that make little to no sense currently (basically the planned paths and associated lore changed a bit when production began). This will be addressed in a patch soon along with some additional news events.
  • Anastasia's focus and related event for annexing Ukraine makes no sense now if the Hetman is not in power. This will likely be fixed after Belarus is added and when I do a rework of Anastasia's path. It may come before the Belarus update though, we will see.


Version 01.06.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.2)

  • A lot of new content and various improvements.


Version 28.05.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.2)

  • A lot of new content and various improvements.


Version 11.05.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.2)

  • A lot of new content and various improvements.


Version 27.03.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.0 - 1.9.1)

  • New focuses to expand Russia, if Anastasia has high authority, or protect weaker nations, if Anastasia has high liberty. If Anastasia has high intrigue, you can choose which route you'd rather go down.
  • Now starts as a non-core state of Russia. Focus effects and descriptions have been changed to reflect this.
  • Ukraine - New country leaders and portraits.
  • New focus icons, courtesy of Kaiserreich and Alonch!
  • Russian translation added, huge thanks to Paul Reinbold!


Version 20.03.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.0 - 1.9.1)

  • A lot of new content and various improvements.


Version 12.03.20 for Hearts of Iron 4 (v1.9.0 - 1.9.1)


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To install the mod for the game Hearts of Iron 4, unpack the contents of the archive to the folder Documents\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron IV\mod and enable the modification in the launcher.

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What is this picture?? Why did you use Lithuania flag as a Russian flag?


I can just say that i enjoyed playing as Anastasia Romanova, now it is time for different aproach, one of the best mods i played <3