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Hello there! It’s super cool to play ocs with an ethnicity different than English/American. It really is. However, there are specs you need to know to be as realistic as possible. Plus, there’s also a chance you’ll run into a person familiar with said culture, and that can cause an awkward situation. I grew up in a post-Soviet country where nearly 50% of the population is Russian, and every adult I know is fluent in the language. Now, I’m not claiming I know everything, however, it irks me when I see common mishaps again and again in the rpc. (E.g. naming your character “Natasha” when it’s actually supposed to be the nickname for “Natalya”). So, here’s a list that includes tips on how to properly name your Russian oc, a list of popular Russian male and female names that include the most typical nickname if there is one, and a list of Russian last names that I have encountered in my life. I hope this helps! Likes and reblogs are appreciated! 

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Francofonia is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Alexander Sokurov. It was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and in the Masters section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Variety defined it as a “dense, enriching meditation on the Louvre and specifically (but not exclusively) the museum’s status during WWII”.


Alexander Nikolayevich Sokurov is a Russian filmmaker. His most significant works include a feature film, Russian Ark (2002), filmed in a single unedited shot, and Faust (2011), which was honoured with the Golden Lion, the highest prize for the best film at the Venice Film Festival.


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1929 ‘Ткацкий Цех’, by Alexander N.Samokhvalov (1894~1971)

Alexander Nikolayevich Samokhvalov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Самохва́лов; 21 August 1894 - 20 August 1971) was a Soviet Russian painter,