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Well, first of all, they have very good dynamics; I think Yao’s energetic personality could really fit Ivan’s shy one well, and that they’d pretty much complete each other. Like, for example, Yao standing up for Ivan, and I could see Ivan as being a clingy person(since he’s been lonely most of his life and all), so he could be a jealous type.
SECOND, look at all that history there. Of course they don’t have their good moments, like that Sino-Soviet split, but all-in-all they have been pretty much buddy-buddy throughout history. They had even made the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Alliance, Friendship, and Mutual Assurance(which is not still going anymore BUT IT DID, the “anniversary” for it was on Valentine’s Day). There was also some war(I believe WWII) where people were taking his land, but Russia was giving land back to China that he had claimed which I thought was hella. And I really like that headcanon where China had met Russia during Mongolian rule and China basically watched him grow up, but since that’s not anything canon I guess it doesn’t really count.
There is also, of course, communism, but I think the best part relating to this is America’s “fear” of them and the domino effect and stuff, like really if you go googling Russia and China you don’t come across bad stuff, on the American google it’s all basically “scared of their alliance”. And I got curious and checked it on the other language googles to see if they thought the same(for their good relations) and I can confirm it is good.
THIRD, their relationship Hetalia-wise. There’s a strip where the other three Allies are arguing over something meaningless while China and Russia are just chillin’, holding donuts in their shirts and eating them while watching as though it was a movie(I wish I could find the strip). They’re like ‘lmao front seat movie’ and I think it is beautiful.
There’s also the fact that they care for each other’s health. Like whenever Japan went and slashed China’s back and they were in the bar, Russia was the only person there comforting him(which is pretty sad if you think about it, like no siblings, no buds, just him) and telling him everything would be fine. And then there’s China who cared for Russia’s health whenever he had a cold and offered him medicine(and then the extremely gay part when Russia thought China was flirting with him or something and winked at him).
Then we have the G8 strip where Russia keeps saying they’re missing China and, in the English dub, England replies with “It’s not China, Russia, you just want it to be!” and wow
ok but then there’s the part where Russia was just chilling in China’s house and just smiling, eating his food with chopsticks while China’s like “WHAT THE FUCK” And here’s a good explanation that made it even better
Then there’s Russia dressing up as a damn panda for christs sake like he’s just visiting China, dressing up as a panda which China seems to hug a lot and tell a lot of his problems to.
And I’m just going to bring the post interview in, where they described what they looked for in a person. Here was Russia’s:
And then here is China’s:
AND IF THIS ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH THERE’S THIS:
HE GOT JEALOUS OF SHINATTY-CHAN WHEN HE SAID THAT HE FIT CHINA’S DESCRIPTION LIKE WOW
And then we have the Boxer Rebellion strip, where China got his ass kicked and he’s talking with England, France, and Russia. At first they’re like “sure China nbd we’ll help ya!” And then they started claiming areas that were theres and China’s like “WHAT NO FUCK OFF” and then Russia’s like:
“Live with me China :)”
And trust me there’s plenty more I may have overlooked, but yeah this is most of my reasoning.
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