The Republic of Zaftra (Zaftra is a distorted version of the word "Завтра" - "Tomorrow" in Russian) is a supranational union consisting of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The Zaftran capital, where the Zaftra Central Administration operates, is Moscow, Russia. The union's roots date back to the end of the USSR in 1991. The former Soviet republics struggled to survive on their own after it collapsed, facing economic hardships and civil conflicts. In an attempt to remedy their issues and make capitalism work, the splinter states reformed as the Republic of Zaftra in 2015.
In Front Mission the Republic of Zaftra used the Peace Mediation Organization (PMO) as a front to establish and maintain control over Huffman Island with the intent of exploiting its people and resources. The country would also serve as the main antagonist of Front Mission 4, where the Zaftran government attempted to orchestrate a war between the EC and the USN by attacking German military bases, a major EC Resource Base in Poland, and supply unrest in USN Venezuela.
They are mentioned and wanzers are seen multiple times in Front Mission 5: Scars of the War as being somewhat willfully manipulated by Grimnir in hopes of Zaftra finding their own salvation. The Zaftran government exploited Grimnir's desires for hopes of global economic and military superiority, but the Sakata Incident, coupled with their disturbances in the EC and USN each becoming massive scandals politically isolates the country instead and leaves it to severe political unrest. In Front Mission 3 Zaftra makes no formal appearance but the Republic of Ravnui is described as being a nation formed from territory that was shown to be previously Zaftran in Front Mission 4; implying Zaftra began breaking apart into nations again.
By the time of Left Alive Zaftra is shown to be in a further deteriorating state with many Republics breaking away and fighting each other to it's east. It's ultimate fate is left to speculation as by Front Mission Evolved the super-conglomerate is virtually unmentioned and the People's Republic of Da Han Zhong seems to have largely replaced it's place on the world stage.