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22nd Apr '16 8:39:48 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/GentlemenOfFortune'', a dramedy about a kindergarten teacher who uses the fact he looks [[CriminalDoppelganger extremely similar to a hardened criminal]] to infiltrate his counterpart's gang in order to find the helmet of AlexanderTheGreat they stole earlier, all the while trying to fix what went wrong with his subordinates' lives and push them into law-abiding normalcy.

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* ''Film/GentlemenOfFortune'', a dramedy about a kindergarten teacher who uses the fact he looks [[CriminalDoppelganger extremely similar to a hardened criminal]] to infiltrate his counterpart's gang in order to find the helmet of AlexanderTheGreat UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat they stole earlier, all the while trying to fix what went wrong with his subordinates' lives and push them into law-abiding normalcy.
3rd Aug '15 1:10:55 AM hagagaga
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For much of Russia/the USSR's history, taxation of vodka formed a major part of state income. Also, one of the main reasons that Vladimir I of Kiev converted to Eastern Orthodoxy, so making Russia an Orthodox nation, was the fact that they were pretty tolerant when it came to alcohol consumption; he feared, for example, that if he made his kingdom Muslim, which would prohibit alcohol and the consumption of pork, that his subjects would revolt against him. Also, his envoys were impressed by the great beauty and ceremony they saw in the Greek Orthodox churches. Much later, one of the major problems the Soviet Union faced was the high incidence of [[VodkaDrunkenski alcoholism''. Another funny example: when the Soviets developed and deployed one of their first ballistic missiles, a V-2 knockoff, there were some problems with the fact that the R-1, the knockoff, used alcohol as the fuel. The generals were a little cagey about that, needless to say.

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For much of Russia/the USSR's history, taxation of vodka formed a major part of state income. Also, one of the main reasons that Vladimir I of Kiev converted to Eastern Orthodoxy, so making Russia an Orthodox nation, was the fact that they were pretty tolerant when it came to alcohol consumption; he feared, for example, that if he made his kingdom Muslim, which would prohibit alcohol and the consumption of pork, that his subjects would revolt against him. Also, his envoys were impressed by the great beauty and ceremony they saw in the Greek Orthodox churches. Much later, one of the major problems the Soviet Union faced was the high incidence of [[VodkaDrunkenski alcoholism''.alcoholism]]. Another funny example: when the Soviets developed and deployed one of their first ballistic missiles, a V-2 knockoff, there were some problems with the fact that the R-1, the knockoff, used alcohol as the fuel. The generals were a little cagey about that, needless to say.
3rd Aug '15 1:10:01 AM hagagaga
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For much of Russia/the USSR's history, taxation of vodka formed a major part of state income. Also, one of the main reasons that Vladimir I of Kiev converted to Eastern Orthodoxy, so making Russia an Orthodox nation, was the fact that they were pretty tolerant when it came to alcohol consumption; he feared, for example, that if he made his kingdom Muslim, which would prohibit alcohol and the consumption of pork, that his subjects would revolt against him. Also, his envoys were impressed by the great beauty and ceremony they saw in the Greek Orthodox churches. Much later, one of the major problems the Soviet Union faced was the high incidence of alcoholism. Another funny example: when the Soviets developed and deployed one of their first ballistic missiles, a V-2 knockoff, there were some problems with the fact that the R-1, the knockoff, used alcohol as the fuel. The generals were a little cagey about that, needless to say.

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For much of Russia/the USSR's history, taxation of vodka formed a major part of state income. Also, one of the main reasons that Vladimir I of Kiev converted to Eastern Orthodoxy, so making Russia an Orthodox nation, was the fact that they were pretty tolerant when it came to alcohol consumption; he feared, for example, that if he made his kingdom Muslim, which would prohibit alcohol and the consumption of pork, that his subjects would revolt against him. Also, his envoys were impressed by the great beauty and ceremony they saw in the Greek Orthodox churches. Much later, one of the major problems the Soviet Union faced was the high incidence of alcoholism.[[VodkaDrunkenski alcoholism''. Another funny example: when the Soviets developed and deployed one of their first ballistic missiles, a V-2 knockoff, there were some problems with the fact that the R-1, the knockoff, used alcohol as the fuel. The generals were a little cagey about that, needless to say.
6th Jun '15 5:35:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears'', a 1980 film by VladimirMenshov about provincial girls who come to Moscow hoping to find happiness. One of only three Russian-language films to win the Foreign Film Oscar, alongside ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' and ''Film/BurntByTheSun''.

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* ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears'', a 1980 film by VladimirMenshov Creator/VladimirMenshov about provincial girls who come to Moscow hoping to find happiness. One of only three Russian-language films to win the Foreign Film Oscar, alongside ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' and ''Film/BurntByTheSun''.
17th May '15 3:55:10 AM jormis29
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The Eastern Bloc has also produced ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Turgor}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Pathologic}}'', ''VideoGame/CargoTheQuestForGravity'', ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'', ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'' (nearly ruined by Western ExecutiveMeddling), ''VideoGame/SpaceRangers'', ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'', ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: The Legend]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: Armored Princess]]'', ''Death to Spies'', ''Rage of Mages'', ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'', ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}} III'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', and ''VideoGame/StarWolves''. Russians only started playing video games after the Iron Curtain fall so they've missed consoles like Atari and mostly play on PC to this day. Hardcore RTS, TBS and simulation game genres quickly became especially popular there so Russian developers often continue series that are still popular in Russia: ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' and ''VideoGame/KingsBounty''. See also RussianVideoGames.

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The Eastern Bloc has also produced ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Turgor}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Pathologic}}'', ''VideoGame/CargoTheQuestForGravity'', ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'', ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'' (nearly ruined by Western ExecutiveMeddling), ''VideoGame/SpaceRangers'', ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'', ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: The Legend]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: Armored Princess]]'', ''Death to Spies'', ''VideoGame/DeathToSpies'', ''Rage of Mages'', ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'', ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}} III'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', and ''VideoGame/StarWolves''. Russians only started playing video games after the Iron Curtain fall so they've missed consoles like Atari and mostly play on PC to this day. Hardcore RTS, TBS and simulation game genres quickly became especially popular there so Russian developers often continue series that are still popular in Russia: ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' and ''VideoGame/KingsBounty''. See also RussianVideoGames.
14th May '15 3:40:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[EasternEuropeanAnimation The Soviets had quite an animated film industry]]; most famously, there was {{Soyuzmultfilm}}, a truly world-class animation studio. They produced something like 1500 animated films over their long history.

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[[EasternEuropeanAnimation The Soviets had quite an animated film industry]]; most famously, there was {{Soyuzmultfilm}}, Creator/{{Soyuzmultfilm}}, a truly world-class animation studio. They produced something like 1500 animated films over their long history.
10th May '15 3:08:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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Russians like to play card games, just like everybody else. Games unique to Russia are {{Preferans}}, Durak (a mostly children's game) and Ochko (a local variety of blackjack played with 36 cards). The usual Russian deck of playing cards consists of 36 cards, 6 to Ace, no jokers.

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Russians like to play card games, just like everybody else. Games unique to Russia are {{Preferans}}, TabletopGame/{{Preferans}}, Durak (a mostly children's game) and Ochko (a local variety of blackjack played with 36 cards). The usual Russian deck of playing cards consists of 36 cards, 6 to Ace, no jokers.
20th Apr '15 9:39:04 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/NinthCompany'' (''9 Rota''), a 2005 Russian/Finnish film about an intense battle during [[SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan war in Afghanistan]] involving the titular paratrooper unit. Directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, son of Creator/SergeiBondarchuk.

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* ''Film/NinthCompany'' (''9 Rota''), a 2005 Russian/Finnish film about an intense battle during [[SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan [[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan war in Afghanistan]] involving the titular paratrooper unit. Directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk, son of Creator/SergeiBondarchuk.
11th Mar '15 4:17:30 PM StFan
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18th Nov '14 9:50:08 AM Koveras
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The Eastern Bloc has also produced ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Turgor}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Pathologic}}'', ''VideoGame/CargoTheQuestForGravity'', ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'', ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'' (nearly ruined by Western ExecutiveMeddling), ''VideoGame/SpaceRangers'', ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'', ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: The Legend]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: Armored Princess]]'', ''Death to Spies'', ''Rage of Mages'', ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'', ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}} III'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', and ''VideoGame/StarWolves''. Russians only started playing video games after the Iron Curtain fall so they've missed consoles like Atari and mostly play on PC to this day. Hardcore RTS, TBS and simulation game genres quickly became especially popular there so Russian developers often continue series that are still popular in Russia: ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' and ''VideoGame/KingsBounty''.

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The Eastern Bloc has also produced ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Turgor}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Pathologic}}'', ''VideoGame/CargoTheQuestForGravity'', ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'', ''VideoGame/SilentStorm'' (nearly ruined by Western ExecutiveMeddling), ''VideoGame/SpaceRangers'', ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'', ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: The Legend]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingsBounty King's Bounty: Armored Princess]]'', ''Death to Spies'', ''Rage of Mages'', ''VideoGame/AllodsOnline'', ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic V'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}} III'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', and ''VideoGame/StarWolves''. Russians only started playing video games after the Iron Curtain fall so they've missed consoles like Atari and mostly play on PC to this day. Hardcore RTS, TBS and simulation game genres quickly became especially popular there so Russian developers often continue series that are still popular in Russia: ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'', ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' and ''VideoGame/KingsBounty''.
''VideoGame/KingsBounty''. See also RussianVideoGames.
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