Role Playing Game, Historical European Martial Art, Oceanography, Archeology, Reading etc.
The Fifth Element, Willow, Porco Rosso.
Dark Angel, Babylon 5
The Black Company, Discworld, Empire of the Ants etc.
A massive coastal city bearing the same name as the country it belongs to, spanning over 600 square kilometers. The city of Russin has existed in the same location for over 3,000 years -- it has ancient history built into its very foundations.