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Comm. Russian Literature is Magic by Paulina-AP Comm. Russian Literature is Magic by Paulina-AP
Commission for ~TurkeySM ([link] ), who knows a lot about Russian literature (this makes me very happy) :3
He had a very interesting idea of drawing ponies as the main characters of "Anna Karenina" and "Crime and Punishment".

Thank you!!! <3

-Twilight as Rodion Raskolnikov
-Pinkie Pie as Prince Stepan "Stiva" Arkadyevich Oblonsky
-Fluttershy as Sonia Marmeladova
-Rarity as Anna Karenina
-Applejack as Konstantin Levin
-Rainbow Dash as...well, I drew her wearing a ceremonial gown (inspired by a picture of one of the Romanovs) and flying next to a russian mythic snake-like or dragon like creature - Zmey Gorinych.
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Truth be told, I really think that Russia has an incredibly fascinating culture to explore.
The only problem is having their history of poor leadership.
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Porrima Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Oh, wonderful. The old 1800 russian classics are such good books. 

A Prince Myshkin pony would have been fun to see. Though also sad, unlike some other examples, he didn't deserve what he got.
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supmanss Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i love twilights expression
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Very nice! Although I have trouble seeing Twilight chopping up an old lady with an ax under almost any circumstances. :)
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:iconmarynote2002:
Marynote2002 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Awesome

Мне очень нравится эта картина!!!

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:iconxn-d:
xn-d Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Здорово!
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:icondavey-the-6th-moon:
Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful work!
I also have two novels to add to my bucket list! ^_^
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:iconmoebiuseu:
Moebiuseu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! (:
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:iconagentb-7:
AgentB-7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Writer
Прекрасная идея, прекрасные рисунки.
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:iconnightmerlove:
NightmerLove Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I live in Russia
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:iconnightmerlove:
NightmerLove Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I realy love this art!
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:iconagentb-7:
AgentB-7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Writer
I'm sorry.
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:iconlinteir:
Linteir Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Why?
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorinych, just like from Heroes 3,5 In the Wake of Gods. Well, I didn't know it's a mythic Russian creature, but the expansion was made by Russians, so it seems legit =P
And Gorinych was an upgrade to Hydra in the game =P
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Jamchushine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Просто волшебно! Замечательно! 
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:iconthetiedyecloak:
theTieDyeCloak Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thiiiis is so great! I think I figured out at least half of them before I read the description :D
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:iconelisabethianna:
Elisabethianna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Шикарно *_*
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:iconofficerpony:
OfficerPony Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Rodion Raskolnikov and his story was my favourite book in high school, it was amazing book, srsly :D
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:iconmahito8795:
Mahito8795 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Браво, снимаю шляпу перед вами.
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:icondenigirl:
Denigirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Твайлайт Раскольников это круто :D А старуха-процентщица небось Кризалис :D
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nightfallpony4 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i was born in russia but now i now ALOT of engish but i can speak russian and read it and understand it but can't wright it.

oh and rainbow dash defendly fits with the picture.
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saraiportillo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG esto es hermoso!!
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KaylaKedziora Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would u like to join my:iconmlp-everything-group: group :D i love the way the outfits match their personalitys
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:icondariamay1350:
DariaMay1350 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Are you from Russia?
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Да :)
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DariaMay1350 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Тык это прекрасно.
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:iconmissip:
MissIp Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
these outfits are great
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^_^
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:iconchakeololo:
chakeololo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Каккая милота!
мне аж как-то стыдно стало, что из всего этого читал только сказки и "Преступление и наказание"
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо! :)
Я "Анну Каренину" тоже не читала - только фильм смотрела, и то современный...ну, всё впереди XD
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:icongeoniced:
GeoNiced Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
10/10
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо! ^_^
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:iconlittle-red-hamster:
little-red-Hamster Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
потрясающе
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Благодарю! :)
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:iconasetkeyzet:
asetkeyzet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Spasibo for zis painting very mach! For Stalin! For Vodka! :D
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For poniz! XD
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trumpsize Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Whats a smart person like you wasting your talents on some overrated cartoon?
Dont you have economies to save/ruin?
You being destroyed by the kind of brainwashery the government wants us to watch.
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you are either joking or haven't seen this cartoon :)
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trumpsize Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I've seen it so you can't call me biased. And it wasn't my cup of tea. And my brain nearly imploded when I saw in that list of pictures under the "remove from messages button" MLP and Russian Literature used together. That's comparing apples to oranges.

I fear for the future of western society.
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Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"My little pony" is an American cartoon actually, so I don't understand why you worry about future of western society. And by the way, Russia belongs to the central Europe.
A person for whom I drew this picture struck me by his knowledge about Russian literature. If you have time, you can find his review among the comments to this picture. He knows all the characters and the atmosphere of these novels very well. I can only admire people, especially foreigners, who are interested in Russian culture. I really enjoyed working on this picture. And I don't see anything wrong with making such cross-overs. It is the same as listening to rock-covers of classical music. Someone likes it, someone doesn't, but it doesn't mean that this is bad.
I personally have nothing against it. I fear for society in general, when I see fan art of anthro-ponies with huge breasts, but not when I see a cross-over of the best examples of classical and modern culture.
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trumpsize Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I unfortunately know what My Little Pony is. I know where Russia is. I know all too well that classical music is being converted into commercial jingles and background music for whatever dumb cartoon. Im sick of it. This is why Im worried about western society. All the art and literature and poetry we had were eaten by cash cows. Even worse is how the citizens are interpreting it.
Look at this! You turned Crime and Punishment into a cartoon about angry faces and video game jokes! This show is just a laser light show with dumb jokes. And now you sprayed it all over books. Whats next? Mixing the communist manifesto with Thomas the tank engine?

Also, combining actual well-recieved literature with some crappy kids show is just as bad as making them big boobed freaks. Youre defacing the greatest works known to man.
Thats like making the Kardashians perform Shakespeare. Or making the statue of David look like Justin Beiber. Or giving the Mona Lisa some silicon breasts.

For shame.
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
"Or making the statue of David look like Justin Beiber."
Not quite, but close. www.boredpanda.com/hipster-scu…

Mixing high with low culture is so much fun. I'd love to hear Te Deum Laudamus as metal. Do you think it's bad?
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trumpsize Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
........Your link just proved my point that we are witnesses to the least cultured and least respectful generation thus far. To think that when these kids have kids of their own, they will pass this crap onto them. Generations will not look at these works of stone (which took lifetimes to build) with the sense of "Why has such dedication faded from the world?" It'll be just another meme for fat blobs of money-munching idiocy to send on their brain transmitters (or whatever tech they'll have) with mispelled words galore.

I no longer fear for new world order. Bring on the Chinks. Clearly, it'll be an improvment for this toilet you call civilization.
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
There's still beauty and wonder in this world. But it doesn't mean we have to be always quiet and not touch anything. There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. (But please, no misspelled words. I'm not a native speaker, but people mistaking "you're" and "your" make my faith in this world fade. BTW "misspelled" contains two "s", if I'm correct. And this is really meant to be a friendly remark. :) I just like the unintentional irony in this.)

Also, I think that this generation is just like the previous ones. But the "least cultured and least respectful" parts of previous generations just didn't leave much behind them. So you are basing your opinion about them mainly on better part of them. Plus "the grass is always greener at the other side" thing.

And we did very important thing in the last ~50 years that no one has done before - developed the Internet. I'm now talking with you. I don't know you, I don't know where you live; probably on a different continent. But we're discussing. Isn't it cultural achievement?
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TheaOchiMati Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I like that a lot
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Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Thanks <3
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TheGoldenAquarius Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Твай топором убьет бабулю Смит? О___О

А вообще, Флатти и Рарити мне тут особенно нравятся) А еще Горыныч хороший)
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Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо! :)

Дружбомагия спасёт Твай от злых деяний! XD
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plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
twilight and aj and fluttershy look so cute and cool
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:iconpaulina-ap:
Paulina-AP Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^
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