Hi, Mayee. You are right. There are many ways to word that. The two ways you chose are fine.
Russia probably would not be considered a Western country. That's a very interesting question and there is no perfectly defined defintion, but at least in the eyes of Britain and the United States, Communism put a sharp boundary between East and West during the Cold War between United States and Russia. Since places like the Czech Republic and Berlin, Germany are no longer behind 'The Iron Curtain' of Russian control, perhaps you could consider them western. Many consider New Zealand and Australia western also, and I would certainly agree. Also, most of Russia is geographically considered part of Asia, so perhaps that alone makes many people hesitant to count them as Western. I hope that helps. - Troy