The space pirates of Uralia, led by its ruler Boris Zandrozov, create valuable anti-gravity fuel sell it throughout the galaxy. The Uralian pirates are descendants from Russian and European space colonies from after the Atomic Wars on Earth. Their name is a play on the Ural Mountains, a Russian mountain ridge that serves as the dividing line between Europe and Asia.
They have been a thorn in the sides of many corporate scavenger fleets over the centuries and continue to plague the space lanes well into the 25th century.
These brave men and women create portable star ship bases within the ionospheres of gas giants throughout the intergalactic stage. Many ship captains will not risk the potential loss of life and limb to capture these madmen of the star ways. The usual tactic for these daring bastards is to stage several hit and run raids on caravans then retreat. They have been known to sell back the stolen cargoes to the mega corporations that they raid from.
They are a force to be reckoned with and have been resisting the Corporates for centuries . Some of their most influential members include : Boris Zandrozov, General Gubovich, Colonel Valdov, Colonel Sklar,
Uralian Pirates Faction
Forces 3 Cunning 5 Wealth 5
Venture Capital/Wealth 6, Shipping Combine/Wealth 4, Hardened Personnel/Forces 5,
The Uralian Space Pirates first appeared in Crusader from Mars #2 (reprinted in Tops in Adventure #1)