Based in the Ural Mountain region of the western Soviet Union, Ruka is a Spetsnaz GRU training compound situated on both sides of a creek that runs through a dense forest. Operators will make use of an abundance of military motorbikes to get across the map, with the occasional helicopter spawning in to provide some serious vehicular firepower to any Fireteam match.
Starting at dead center on the creek’s North side, you’ll find the Base Headquarters. This large, two-story building can’t be missed with the hammer and sickle painted on its roof, and giant flag flying up front.
Cross the bridge and you’ll find yourself outside the main Barracks. Overlooking this trio of living quarters these is the harrowing Obstacle Course, while two Officer’s Quarters – a pair of long vibrant blue cabins – sit east of both points of interest. Directly across the road from the Officer’s Quarters is the Radio Tower, an area that has three small one-room structures with lockers and phone lines.
A clearing to the south holds the Missile Silos. Part of the nation’s massive stockpile of sites, all four of these individual silos are thankfully closed, with the only open structures being a handful of green tents, auxiliary buildings, and an inoperable elevator platform behind double doors at the center.
Due to a railroad that usually runs through the map’s northeast area, there is a large wooden Train Trestle that marks Ruka’s easternmost point of interest, which ultimately leads to a Cargo Platform as one heads from east to west along the track. Here you’ll find a few metal shacks, as well as the start of a long winding hillside road that leads through the Mobile ICBM Site northwest of the Base Headquarters, which spills out onto the main roadway before a massive Gorge further west.
The map’s westernmost point of interest is the Creek Dacha, a mock homestead fabricated for breach-and-clear training. South of here is the Old Farm, featuring an elevated cabin and a small barn as viable interior combat spaces.