Australia does everything Russia does, but better. Not only can they settle anywhere thanks to their coastal housing, but they can also make the location far better than most other civilizations with a few exceptions (Thanks to outback stations). To put a cherry on top, they have an amazing boost to districts so they won't have to worry much about competition. Prey you have a good army if you want to take them down, because they also get an amazing production boost when declared upon. Yes, this update definitely boosted Russia, but Australia is still top dog and they really need to look at balancing some of the top tier civilizations (Not to say Russia isn't one) With that said, I really hope they pay attention to weaker civilizations that do not have a chance of catching up without significant buffs. I would rather a majority of civilizations be 'good' instead of just okay.