Images of The Death of Russia

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Popular Russian sports commentator and member of the Furry community Alexi "Zabivaka76" Volkov, at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Pushkingrad. "Zabi", as his fans call him, is one of the leading members of the Russian furry community, and an outspoken Pro-LGTBQ+ advocate. Russia has seen a sharp rise in the number of "Furries", or people who enjoy anthropomorphic animal characters, since the end of the Second Russian Civil War. In part it's seen as a way to escape the utter hell that was the Russian Federation immediately post-War, for others it's a way to artistically express themselves and overcome their trauma. A lot of Furry groups, in addition to running conventions, also perform acts of charity and fundraising, and in Russia it's no different. Most Russian Furry groups raise money for PTSD-related causes and treatments, especially for people who survived the Second Russian Civil War.
 
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Popular Russian sports commentator and member of the Furry community Alexi "Zabivaka76" Volkov, at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Pushkingrad. "Zabi", as his fans call him, is one of the leading members of the Russian furry community, and an outspoken Pro-LGTBQ+ advocate. Russia has seen a sharp rise in the number of "Furries", or people who enjoy anthropomorphic animal characters, since the end of the Second Russian Civil War. In part it's seen as a way to escape the utter hell that was the Russian Federation immediately post-War, for others it's a way to artistically express themselves and overcome their trauma. A lot of Furry groups, in addition to running conventions, also perform acts of charity and fundraising, and in Russia it's no different. Most Russian Furry groups raise money for PTSD-related causes and treatments, especially for people who survived the Second Russian Civil War.
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Popular Russian sports commentator and member of the Furry community Alexi "Zabivaka76" Volkov, at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Pushkingrad. "Zabi", as his fans call him, is one of the leading members of the Russian furry community, and an outspoken Pro-LGTBQ+ advocate. Russia has seen a sharp rise in the number of "Furries", or people who enjoy anthropomorphic animal characters, since the end of the Second Russian Civil War. In part it's seen as a way to escape the utter hell that was the Russian Federation immediately post-War, for others it's a way to artistically express themselves and overcome their trauma. A lot of Furry groups, in addition to running conventions, also perform acts of charity and fundraising, and in Russia it's no different. Most Russian Furry groups raise money for PTSD-related causes and treatments, especially for people who survived the Second Russian Civil War.
So Furry are a positive force of good in this timeline?
 
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Popular Russian sports commentator and member of the Furry community Alexi "Zabivaka76" Volkov, at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Pushkingrad. "Zabi", as his fans call him, is one of the leading members of the Russian furry community, and an outspoken Pro-LGTBQ+ advocate. Russia has seen a sharp rise in the number of "Furries", or people who enjoy anthropomorphic animal characters, since the end of the Second Russian Civil War. In part it's seen as a way to escape the utter hell that was the Russian Federation immediately post-War, for others it's a way to artistically express themselves and overcome their trauma. A lot of Furry groups, in addition to running conventions, also perform acts of charity and fundraising, and in Russia it's no different. Most Russian Furry groups raise money for PTSD-related causes and treatments, especially for people who survived the Second Russian Civil War.
I get it!! Much like "Eagle Sam" who served as a symbol of 1980s America during the 1984 Olympics, or the "Dream Team" served as a symbol of American sportsmanship during the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics, "Zabivaka 76" was a symbol of the "New Russia" after 22 years. Consider that for 22 years, the country has had to rebuild its reputation....
 
Consider that in the aftermath of the collapse of Russia, Dmitry Nagiev has become a major sex symbol, helping to launch with Henry Cavill, the Man From U.N.C.L.E. series starting in 2015. reinventing the 1960s series and the character of "Illya Kuryakin", for the modern world....

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Furries make me cringe (I've moonlit as a dominatrix so let that set the bar for your assessment of where I stand in these regards), however I guess I could headcanon this idea considering how much Japan went full "ehrmagherd shitting dick nipples" after only two nukes whereas Russia got nuked into utter oblivion so the national psyche and sexual considerations could definitely have gotten gnarly as hell o_O
 
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OOC: Just out of curiosity, what would Star Trek and Star Wars franchises in the ATL, especially since everyone likes to point out that franchises were created out of the Cold War experiences? Heck, consider that even Game of Thrones would have a darker edge considering how many millions of people died....
 
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Scene of a psychiatric hospital in the Paris region in 2023.
The immense stress of the Russian civil war then the horrors of the nuclear strikes on Western cities increased tenfold the psychiatric disorders in the European population in the 1990s.
From simple depression to the survivor's complex for those who lost their loved ones during these tragedies while passing post traumatic disorders for the soldiers sent to Russia, the health services were overwhelmed for several years. It was not until the 2000s that reconstruction could begin to treat patients massively by creating structures adapted to patients.
 
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Father Georgy Chistyakov of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2009.​

A member of the dominant reformist faction of the Russian Orthodox Church known as the “Menists” named after Soviet dissident and reformist Orthodox priest Alexander Vladimirovich Men, who was Chistyakov’s mentor (Men was assassinated in 1991). Men’s philosophy of ecumenicism, of getting closer to other Christian denominations and developing strong ties with each other, and championing anti-ethnonationism/anti-sectarianism as well as quasi-Christian socialism is alive and well in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Second Russian Civil War shook the Russian Orthodox Church to its core and led to the surviving Russian priesthood on a long path of great and momentous introspection that continued on until the dawn of the new millennium.

The result of this introspection was that intolerance had led not only to the Second Russian Civil War but all the suffering that Russia and the Slavic peoples in general have endured for centuries, whether it be under the yoke of the Golden Horde, the Rurikid & the Romanov Dynasties, the USSR, or the Nashis and Neo-Stalinists, and that for Russia to move forward the Church must be one of the strongest, if not the strongest, voices against intolerance. From early 2000 onward, the Russian Orthodox Church has strongly disavowed violence and ultranationalism among other things, Father Chistyakov and many other clergymen have taken the late Alexander Men’s teachings and have expanded upon them significantly — the Russian Orthodox Church has largely taken a staunchly pro-feminist stance and has proven to be a very strong ally of the LGBTQ+ Community within the Russian Federation. Father Chistyakov stating in a 2012 interview with CBS the following:

“Intolerance is a cancer upon humanity, more than anything intolerance is the enemy of all true Christians. Regardless if one believes or accepts the Lord into their lives as long as they hold no intolerance within them and strive to make the world a better place then God doesn’t care how you worship him or not nor does he care for one’s sexuality or identity. As long as you have love in your heart, God will always accept you.”

The adoption of Menism in the Russian Orthodox Church had led the minority conservative faction and their supporters to attempt to push back only to be met with constant failure eventually culminating in the conservative minority to leave the federation for the Far Eastern Kingdom and the Siberian Republic in 2008 much to the continual sadness of the LGBTQ+ community in those countries.
 
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The adoption of Menism in the Russian Orthodox Church had led the minority conservative faction and their supporters to attempt to push back only to be met with constant failure eventually culminating the conservative minority to leave the federation for the Far Eastern Kingdom much to the continual sadness of the FEK’s LGBT+ community in 2008.
Siberia might also be another country traditionalist Orthodox Christians could go to as it is probably the most "Russian" of the three Russian successor states in terms of having the most continuity with pre-2RCW Russian culture and society due to Lebed and co, on that note.
 
Siberia might also be another country traditionalist Orthodox Christians could go to as it is probably the most "Russian" of the three Russian successor states in terms of having the most continuity with pre-2RCW Russian culture and society due to Lebed and co, on that note.
Excellent point, will probably add that in.
 
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It should be noted that the 1993 funeral of President Boris Yeltsin, in the days prior to the explosion of the civil war, seemed to conceal the horrors and nuclear holocaust that was ready to be unleashed upon the world. Contrary to what conspiracy theorists claim, the CIA, FSB, Mossad, and MI6 were all caught off guard by the fragility of the former Soviet state.
 
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It should be noted that the 1994 funeral of President Boris Yeltsin, in the days prior to the explosion of the civil war, seemed to conceal the horrors and nuclear holocaust that was ready to be unleashed upon the world. Contrary to what conspiracy theorists claim, the CIA, FSB, Mossad, and MI6 were all caught off guard by the fragility of the former Soviet state.

Yeltsin died in 1993 so funeral probably would be on that year.
 
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LGBT protestors marching in the Siberian capital of Novosibirsk in 2019, they are demanding an end to the republic’s anti-LGBT laws (top). Clergymen, and supporters, of the Russian Orthodox Church in Novosibirsk marching in support of the protesters, they were chanting “LGBT rights are God given!” and “God loves all his children! Why can’t you?!” (bottom).​

This is just one of the many protests that has happened in the Siberian Republic since 2004 and since 2010 when monks and priests of the Russian Orthodox Church within Siberia have joined these marches. This contrasts with their counterparts in the Siberian Orthodox Church and the Church of the Far East who outright ignore the LGBT community’s plight in the Siberian Republic and Far Eastern Kingdom, support government policies, or launch counter protests which sometime ends in violence between the rivaling protesters.

Often times these protests have been dispersed with tear gas, water cannons, or sometimes rubber bullets but this time riot police from the Siberian National Police Service used live rounds on both the LGBT protesters and the supporting protesting clergymen+their followers to the widespread condemnation from the West and utter outrage from the menist Russian Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Novgorod, Nikolay Lvovich Tserpitsky, decrying Novosibirsk as “Doing the work of Satan and spreading hatred and intolerance. When the president of Siberia dies along with the Patriarch of Novosibirsk they shall be judged for their actions by God just like Anpilov, Makashov, and all the rest their Nashist and Communist ilk!”.

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Officers of the SNPS carry a protester away to jail with a cameraman following behind, similar scenes unfolded including video footage of police beating a grievously injured Russian priest after the holy man had been shot.​
 
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For anyone who remembers the 1990s, consider that Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Star Trek: Voyager delved deeply into the lore by having the Dominion trigger the Klingon-Gorn War, a violent conflict which had the Gorn, rebelling against the Klingon occupation of their world, and forcing the United Federation of Planets (UFP) to intervene into the conflict, after the destruction of the USS Odyssey. The Gorn Hegemony were mourning the death of King Xrathis. Crown Prince Slathis, ascended to the throne. One of his first acts was to openly demand independence from the Klingons. The Klingons responded to the buildup by the Gorn by sending more ships of their own to the border.

It should be noted how quickly the Nausicaans came to be a stand-in for the Chechens, and how Chancellor Martok quickly became a stand-in for the Russian government, transforming from an eccentric general to a genocidal bastard,

The Dominion War is also seen as a convenient plot device as a reason that Captain Janeway didn't use the Bajoran wormhole to get home. It didn't help matters that Dominion was seen by Russians and European Union audiences as a stand-in for the United Nations. More than a few Ukrainian colleagues have stated that the Jem'Hadar were seen as the U.N. peacekeeping forces.
 
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Column of Greek Army Mercedes 240Gs armed with M40 recoilless guns in 1997 stationary in front of ruined Rostov-on-Don.

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This greek contingent sent urgently after the nuclear strikes only received protective equipment several weeks after their entry into Russia.

Many veterans suffered from cancer after this operation.

A trial on the unpreparedness of the Greek forces led to the indictment of Ákis Tsochatzópoulos, the Greek Minister of National Defense at the time - here, leaving the court during a hearing -, for embezzlement of public property,

He took advantage of the growing threat of the use of weapons of mass destruction to sell NBC protective equipment on the black market before the massive strikes that destroyed Russia.

In plus corruption trials, he was sentenced in 2015 to a total of 30 years in prison.
 
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Considering the many areas hit by nuclear weapons in 4/10, it was certainly one of the reasons Farm Aid held one of its largest concerts in Branson, Missouri, highlighting the continued unity of the country after the attacks. The appearance of Whitney Houston and Martina McBride was seen as a major morale boost:



The performance of "All Along the Watchtower " by Dave Matthews is considered a major milestone in music:

Would Independence Day have been suitable though? It's not exactly a cheerful song.

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Lee Greenwood at Farm Aid singing his signature song "God Bless the USA". The final act would be a reprise of the song, with Greenwood joined by Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood. A recording of the five-person cover would be released for charity, with all proceeds being donated to victims of the 4/10 attacks.
 
Would Independence Day have been suitable though? It's not exactly a cheerful song.

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Lee Greenwood at Farm Aid singing his signature song "God Bless the USA". The final act would be a reprise of the song, with Greenwood joined by Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood. A recording of the five-person cover would be released for charity, with all proceeds being donated to victims of the 4/10 attacks.
OOC: I would say that both can be true. Consider that in the aftermath of 9/11, multiple songs were touted as anthems. I would also point to Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men for future shows....
 
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