History Main / RussianGuySuffersMost

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!
4th Dec '15 1:26:47 AM thatmadork
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** Pushed to a horrific degree in ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar''. The convergence point in this alternate timeline is Hitler deciding against deploying the Afrika Korps and instead sending the troops and material to Stalingrad, and while this does leave Britain in much better shape, it also results in Stalingrad ending with a ''Nazi victory''; this breaks Russia's back and leads to their defeat by 1943. Most of the Russian population are either exterminated outright or sent into forced labour to slave away in appalling conditions for the Nazi industrial machine, and this fate really isn't very far from what the Nazis planned for the defeated Russians in RealLife. [[spoiler:And then once the Allies win the war, things get ''even worse'' for the surviving Russians as their country fractures into several warring factions due to the Nazis decapitating their leadership.]]
1st Dec '15 8:39:36 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' features Russian mobsters Anatoly and Vladimir Ranskahov who catch very few breathers during their arc, which culminates in one of them [[spoiler:having his head literally crushed into pulp]] and the other [[spoiler:dying a slow RasputinianDeath that ends with a HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' features Russian mobsters Anatoly and Vladimir Ranskahov who catch very few breathers during their arc, which culminates in one of them [[spoiler:having his head literally crushed into pulp]] and the other [[spoiler:dying a slow RasputinianDeath that ends with a HeroicSacrifice.]]
16th Nov '15 2:09:14 AM Hanz
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* {{VideoGame/Starcraft}}: Alexei Stukov is the only explicitly Russian character among the Terrans, and yep, he has the worst luck. [[StopPokingMe As he puts it]]:

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* {{VideoGame/Starcraft}}: Franchise/{{Starcraft}}: Alexei Stukov is the only explicitly Russian character among the Terrans, and yep, he has the worst luck. [[StopPokingMe As he puts it]]:


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** However, [[spoiler:he eventually gets to be the one to kill Duran/Narud, the being who caused everything bad in his life.]]
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