- "Revolution pits soldiers against each other in Russia's cold city streets and large factory environment. Keep your fingers warm, your gun loaded, and your head low through this sniper-friendly territory!"
- — Description on Call of Duty website
Some sections of the map are similar to the campaign level "Vendetta", where the player escapes the burning building and eventually snipes Heinrich Amsel. This shows the map is set in Stalingrad. It is also rather ironically centered around a vodka distillery, and there are several posters around the map advertising it.
- In one building, named Univermag, there are many mannequins, some with strange poses, and one which is standing in a position of a sniper. This is a reference to the movie "Enemy at the Gates".
- The console codename is "mp_vodka", because it's based around a distillery.