Rikva Russie
Fictional Character
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): In the Balance
Type of Appearance: Direct
Species: Human
Nationality: Poland, later Palestine
Date of Birth: Probably mid 1910s
Religion: Judaism
Occupation: Housewife
Spouse: Moishe Russie
Children: Sarah (deceased), Reuven, Esther, Judith

Rivka Russie was the wife of Moishe Russie and the mother of Reuven Russie. As Moishe knew, she was the reason the Moishe household survived and the glue that held it together.

She was the first to know that the Race invaded right after Moishe's prayer that the Jews be saved from extermination. She also was told by Moishe to not believe that he wasn't special since all the people in the ghetto held him in Prophet-like status.

When the Race began to hunt for Moishe after he refused to continue praising them over the radop, she and Reuven were helped to disappear into a safehouse, by the offices of Mordechai Anielewicz. After he was caught, she met with David Goldfarb, who had come to save his cousin Moishe. She and Reuven later joined the cousins in the flight to London. She also witnessed the nuclear attack on Rome when the family was sailing to Palestine.

She was kidnapped along with the rest of the family in the Holy Land by Jews rebelling against the British Empire. The Russies were allowed to go after the British started fighting with the rebellious Jews. After the Race takeover of the Holy Land, she was imprisoned with the rest of the family in Cairo and later released.

She lived to see the opening of Russie Medical College, and gave birth to twin girls, Esther and Judith. Even though she had suffered for most of her life due to her religion and ethnicity, Rivka had a firm belief in God.