dark russia

if we take the idea of nations being extremely dark and twisted due to their long histories:

i love antagonistic AND romantic rusame (esp historical)

where they’re in a mutually dysfunctional/unhealthy(?) relationship full of dark, twisted romance because beither of them is fully sane, where they have inside jokes and daydreams about world domination, where they share that craving for power, where the cold war is a farce to satisfy the two lovers’ competitive streak

where they are dark/antagonistic/insane but still, however twisted they are, they still have this (warped, yes) love for each other - their paranoia forces them to trust each other only, where they satisfy each others’ needs, where they manipulate each other knowingly but in equal amounts - yes, it’s unhealthy and very much so, but they’re eternal nations so they’re bound to crack