What if Game of Thrones characters were protagonists from Russian classics?

May 17, 2016 Alexandra Guzeva, RBTH
With excitement high over the new season of “Game of Thrones,” Russian internet users have been sharing a set of covers of famous Russian novels, reinterpreted by one blogger to feature the heroes of Westeros.
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Game of Thrones, Jon Snow Source: kinopoisk.ru

The long-awaited arrival of the new season of Game of Thrones has got fans of the HBO fantasy series eagerly discussing the latest developments in Westeros, while a new wave of memes has swept the internet. In Russia, web users have been sharing links to a fantasy blog and forum called Dream Worlds, which has released a list of book covers prepared by the artist Duran, who has reimagined the characters from the popular series as Russian literary heroes.

While Duran first produced the covers a couple of years ago, it’s only now have they really been discovered by Russian internet users.

So we can see that the author associates Daenerys Targaryen with Maxim Gorky’s "Mother". Dream Worlds/ Duran-art.com

So we can see that the author associates Daenerys Targaryen with Maxim Gorky’s "Mother".

For Anton Chekhov's short story "Fat and Thin" the author suggests Lord Varys and Petyr Baelish. Fair enough. Dream Worlds/ Duran-art.com

For Anton Chekhov's short story "Fat and Thin" the author suggests Lord Varys and Petyr Baelish. Fair enough.

Does Sandor "The Hound" Clegane have a heart? Find out in Bulgakov's "Heart of a Dog." Dream Worlds

Does Sandor "The Hound" Clegane have a heart? Find out in Bulgakov's "Heart of a Dog."

While Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons undoubtedly hatched from "The Fatal Eggs" (also by Bulgakov). Dream Worlds

While Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons undoubtedly hatched from "The Fatal Eggs" (also by Bulgakov).

And Bulgakov also predicted the White Walkers with his novel "White Guard." Dream Worlds/ Duran-art.com

And Bulgakov also predicted the White Walkers with his novel "White Guard."

Having lost her parents, Arya Stark became a girl "Without a Dowry" (by Alexander Ostrovsky). Dream Worlds

Having lost her parents, Arya Stark became a girl "Without a Dowry" (by Alexander Ostrovsky).

Gerasim from Turgenev's short story "Mumu" was also speechless. Dream Worlds/ Duran-art.com

Gerasim from Turgenev's short story "Mumu" was also speechless.

A cross-eyed lefty from Tula managed to shoe a steel flea. Do you think Jaime Lannister could ("Lefty" by Nikolai Leskov)? Dream Worlds/ Duran-art.com

A cross-eyed lefty from Tula managed to shoe a steel flea. Do you think Jaime Lannister could ("Lefty" by Nikolai Leskov)?

Another Lannister could be "The Minor," a character from the 18th-century comedy by Denis Fonvizin. Dream Worlds/ Duran-art.com

Another Lannister could be "The Minor," a character from the 18th-century comedy by Denis Fonvizin.

No comment. Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Idiot." Dream Worlds/ Duran-art.com

No comment. Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Idiot."

You know nothing, Jon Snow. Like Neznaika ("Know-Nothing" by Nikolai Nosov) did. Dream Worlds

You know nothing, Jon Snow. Like Neznaika ("Know-Nothing" by Nikolai Nosov) did.

Isn’t King's Landing a kind of "Noble Nest" (by Turgenev)? Dream Worlds

Isn’t King's Landing a kind of "Noble Nest" (by Turgenev)?

 
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