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19th Aug '16 5:25:53 PM Mullon
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* Iosif Nichayko, head of the Russian counterpart to the ComicBook/BPRD, the Special Science Srvices, has it bad even for a cast facing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Iosif was a Soviet soldier in 1946 who hoped to get married someday and have kids and grand kids. Instead he died after the submarine he was on sank and he got resurrected as a mindless zombie, guarding a magical suit of armor until his corpse is dragged by to headquarters. He regains his intelligence, imprisons his boss (a malevolent demon) in a bell jar, and takes of the SSS. Then the apocalypse happens, and he has to protect Russia from giant monsters while he former boss taunts him with threats of horrible suffering if she escapes. All the poor guy wants is to finally die but he knows he can't until Russia is safe.

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* Iosif Nichayko, head of the Russian counterpart to the ComicBook/BPRD, ComicBook/{{BPRD}}, the Special Science Srvices, has it bad even for a cast facing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Iosif was a Soviet soldier in 1946 who hoped to get married someday and have kids and grand kids. Instead he died after the submarine he was on sank and he got resurrected as a mindless zombie, guarding a magical suit of armor until his corpse is dragged by to headquarters. He regains his intelligence, imprisons his boss (a malevolent demon) in a bell jar, and takes of the SSS. Then the apocalypse happens, and he has to protect Russia from giant monsters while he former boss taunts him with threats of horrible suffering if she escapes. All the poor guy wants is to finally die but he knows he can't until Russia is safe.
19th Aug '16 5:25:32 PM Mullon
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* Iosif Nichayko, head of the Russian counterpart to the ComicBook/BPRD, the Special Science Srvices, has it bad even for a cast facing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Iosif was a Soviet soldier in 1946 who hoped to get married someday and have kids and grand kids. Instead he died after the submarine he was on sank and he got resurrected as a mindless zombie, guarding a magical suit of armor until his corpse is dragged by to headquarters. He regains his intelligence, imprisons his boss (a malevolent demon) in a bell jar, and takes of the SSS. Then the apocalypse happens, and he has to protect Russia from giant monsters while he former boss taunts him with threats of horrible suffering if she escapes. All the poor guy wants is to finally die but he knows he can't until Russia is safe.
29th Jun '16 7:07:11 AM MasoTey
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* In ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', James Bond is of the opinion that the Russian national character is basically masochistic: "They love the knout. That's why they were so happy under Stalin."
18th Jun '16 9:16:58 AM redandready45
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** In ''WebOriginal/ZhirinovskysRussianEmpire'', Russia and the rest of the former Soviet states have to endure ten years of rule under the eponymous ultranationalist politician. Russia's economy is obliterated, political opponents are disappeared, and Chechnya is destroyed in a wave of ethnic cleansing.
13th Jun '16 5:17:32 PM mxsattack
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* Dimitri Belikov in the ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' series. Nothing goes right for him at any point in the plot and even when it does, there's always something negative about the situation to focus on.
5th Jun '16 5:48:30 PM Stealth
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* In ''TabletopGames/BattleTech'', the Tikonov Commonality (and later the Sarna March) is home to a significant percentage of the setting's Russian-descended individuals. To say that this part of space gets the short end of several sticks would be an understatement, due to its largely central location in space between numerous bitter foes. At one point, law and order broke down so badly that it got called the Chaos March instead for almost a decade...and then the Word of Blake Jihad happened, whereupon everything got even ''worse''.
26th Jan '16 5:16:09 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''[[Film/TwentyTwelve 2012]]'' there are several Russian characters. Let's just say the trope is played straight here. To clarify, there are 5 major russian characters. Of them, only the two children survive, but they watch their father fall to his death.

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* In ''[[Film/TwentyTwelve 2012]]'' ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' there are several Russian characters. Let's just say the trope is played straight here. To clarify, there are 5 major russian Russian characters. Of them, only the two children survive, but they watch their father fall to his death.
24th Dec '15 1:17:53 AM Stealth
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* Implied in ''VideoGames/WorldOfTanks'' with the food item consumable that improves morale, raising the skill level of the tank crew when used. Other countries get regionally appropriate field luxuries: a case of cola for American crews, chocolate bars for Germans, puddings and tea for the British, good coffee for the French, and so on. What do the Russians get? ''Extra'' battlefield rations, depicted as a can of Eastern Front-vintage [=MREs=], notorious for being both unappetizing and in short supply. Even the Chinese at least get improved rations (depicted as potstickers), but the Russians don't get better food, they just get more of what they're already eating. It's still enough to motivate Russian crews to perform even better, and considering circumstances on the Eastern Front, just having more food probably counts as a luxury.
14th Dec '15 8:26:50 AM MAI742
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* Russian and Soviet armies have traditionally been based on {{conscription}}, whose Russian variety has been very little different from military slavery. The discipline was harsh, training almost non-existent and overall conditions brutal. Some 2,00 - 5,000 conscripts died every year on brutal hazing, bullying, accidents, maltreatment, suicides and outright murders. Many more became physically or emotionally crippled for life. Since Vladimir Putin and his reforms, it has gotten a lot better, and Russia is planning to abolish conscription in the future and transition in all-volunteer professional army.

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* Russian and Soviet armies have traditionally been based on {{conscription}}, whose Russian variety has been very little different from military slavery. The discipline was harsh, training almost non-existent as harsh as the discipline, and overall conditions brutal. Some 2,00 - 5,000 even in the 'good old days' of the interwa period survival was not always a given. After the Second World War contempt for the new conscripts, who had not suffered through the extreme hardship and 300% turnover in combat forces during the war itself, manifested itself in the form of bullying. This grew exponentially worse as each new generation of bullied conscripts died took out its frustration on the one that followed, until by the 1980s some estimates held that anywhere between two and five thousand conscripts were dying every year on brutal from hazing, bullying, accidents, maltreatment, suicides and outright murders. Many more became physically or emotionally crippled for life. Since Vladimir Putin and his reforms, it has gotten a lot better, and Russia is planning to abolish conscription in the future and transition in all-volunteer professional army.
9th Dec '15 1:17:54 PM Timjames98
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* Website/CollageHumor made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qVeh7wKPA0 this]] video, exaggerating the trope. Look at one of the lines below.
--> My name's Vlad and I have joke: man walk into bar and spoke "My brother's dead my son is ill". Joke is over back to field!
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