Why is it always connecting me to a russian server no matter what?

most of the servers listed in the browser on legacy mode connect me to a russian server for some reason.

Only servers with 0 players actually put me in the server i want to join.

What is going on?

Joinrust.ru
Is that a server host or something? Pretty irritating.

Because most legacy servers currently are Russian of questionable legitimacy. From there, it’s just the same old tricks of forwarding servers and faked playercounts. If a server claims to have over 100 players online, especially if it’s a nice round number like 200 exactly, it’s probably faking that number.

Experimental is almost at baseline anyway.