russian george

fun fact before i forget: in russia there’s a superstition that if you sit between two people with the same name. you’re supposed to make a wish, and it will come true. it’s a good luck superstition.

so basically viktor probably hangs out with yuri p. and yuri k. in order to get all that good luck. but wait! there’s more! yuri and georgi are both forms of george so you could probably also say that sitting between a yuri and georgi will bring good luck too. just in case you ever wondered why viktor knows so many people with similar names

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
—  Animal Farm - George Orwell


Redditor ColorMySoul88 discovered an intriguing link between the paintings of Russian artist Kasimir Malevich and the events of the show. 

His paintings include: ‘House Under Construction’, 'Airplane Flying’ and even 'Painterly Realism of a Football Player- Color Masses in the 4th Dimension’. His style of art was inspired by an artistic movement called the Fourth Way, Which Was invented by another Russian: George Gurdjieff. Gurdjieff ounces Suffered a near-death accident, and taught “sacred dances” to groups of His students.