I have sort of forgot about this:
“Yuri, the brilliant and powerful psychic warrior, has rebelled against his former Soviet masters and launched his own scheme to control the world. He’s armed with cruel technologies, exotic weapons, and mind-controlling devices that have enslaved entire cities.” (Amazon Review)
At some point I remember seeing a website that presented the game with a tag-line “Prepare to surrender your mind to Yuri.”
It has always amused that the name “Yuri,” while being relatively rare in Russia (definitely not in top 10), seems to have this image of being a typical Russian name in US.