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Hetalia - pRussia Kaliningrad by NanjoKoji Hetalia - pRussia Kaliningrad by NanjoKoji
In winter 1945, Pomerania, Silesia, Posen, Danzig, East Prussia were overrun by the russian military forces.

"Reports of Soviet atrocities in the Nemmersdorf massacre of October 1944 and organised rape spread fear and desperation among the civilians. Thousands lost their lives during the sinkings by Soviet submarine of the refugee ships Wilhelm Gustloff, the Goya, and the General von Steuben. Königsberg surrendered on 9 April 1945, following the desperate four-day Battle of Königsberg. The number of civilians killed is estimated to be at least 300,000 with most dying under horrible conditions.
However, most of the German inhabitants, which then consisted principally of women, children, and old men, did manage to escape the Red Army as part of the largest exodus of people in human history. A population which had stood at 2.2 million in 1940 was reduced to 193,000 at the end of May 1945"

"What Josef started, Iosef is going to finish now", Ivan said and his smile was cold as the january storm. "Comrade."
His kiss was gentle as his hand crushed Gilbert's cheekbones.
Gilbert whispered, blinded, voiceless, deaf by the silence of those dying on their feet.

This is clearly post-WWII-themed. This is just what this picture makes me feel like. Hetalia deals with history and history is ugly at times.
No offence intended.
I love this photo a lot. So I kept it up to now. Not because of the theme, just because of the feeling of cold and hopelessness conveyed.

Btw, Josef refers to Josef Mengele, the sadist concentration camp doctor. Iosef refers to Iosef Stalin.

:iconravenic: as Russia - Ivan Braginski
:iconnanjokoji: (me) as Prussia - Gilbert Beilschmidt
Axis Powers Hetalia

photo by *sley

It's dark now and it's snowing
O my love I must be going,
The river has started to freeze.
And I'm sick of pretending
I'm broken from bending
I've lived too long on my knees.

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geekyraven Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I don't usually ship it...

But dayum!
animedcfreak Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Prussia.. :iconrunbitchrunplz: 
spiritwinned Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
I love the short conversation/narrative you included after the quote. It captures an awful lot of complex emotions in only a few simple words!
kitkat0824 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Run Prussia! For gods sake! RUN! Becoming does not mean what you think it means!
xDragonheart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice ^^ russia and prussia are my favourite Charakter
bekiscool12 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Digital Artist
oh sh*t prussia LOOK OUT 
PyrrhaTitana21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, this is awesome.... Favorite!!
AcesBabyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa. This is beautiful. Be proud of yourself :iconthumbsupplz:
NanjoKoji Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
AcesBabyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! ^_^ Really great work.
KawaiiSuperHuman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Photographer
*gross sobbing*

This is... so sad... but... so beautiful...!
motwer3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know i asked for the permission to use your prussia cosplay pictures for a video along time ago and youprobably don't rememberit but i had the video done for awhile an i just completely forgot to post it. So i will possibly have it up by tomorrow night. Again i apologize if you don't remember me asking.
NanjoKoji Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
No problem, I don't really have an overview over the comments I'm getting, too:) I'm looking forward to it!
Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You incorporated the dark side of history into your Hetalia fanwork without ruining it. Amazing job.
NanjoKoji Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
PreussenSauce Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathtaking and awesome. I mean really...

*watches and favorites*

RedCosmicDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Scene from "Adventures of Wonderland" Hetalia-Axis Powers and Mcgee's Alice crossover fanfic

Wonderland's tears drop from his face and Alice hugs him close to her and sings softly

"Hush little baby don't say a word
mama's gonna keep you safe and sound
and if they won't leave us alone
mama's gonna use her vorpal blade
and if they tried to do the bad touch on you
mama's gonna break all of their fingers
and if they tried to take you away
mama's gonna cut off all their heads
and if they ever capture you
mama's gonna rip their cold hearts out
and if they still won't leave us alone
mama's gonna make it rain with blood
and if they ever go to war with you
Mama's gonna make their nightmares can true!..."
Sipahi-Commando Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I think this is one of the best Hetalia fanworks I've ever seen, period.
HoneyToast123 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Dat Scarf...
ItalianHell1212 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
O_o Labyrinth by Oomph came on when i got to this pic... AWESOME! and sad at the same time D: great cosplay
ChocolateCooky Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I look at it, the picture sends shivers down my spine.
Especially after I read the description.
Still, I like it a lot!
xNovenusPrimex Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This... is really good, I like this picture.
JDStahl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great cosplay, you're both amazing @-@. I know a lot of the time no one wants to paint Ivan or Gilbert as the bad guy but arrrrg nitty gritty historically accurate and dark Hetalia makes me so happy ;-;
Kopalix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey i just saw this and this is crazy but here's my nosebleed. So a tissue maybe?~ <3 this photo is awesome
Diamondsnake Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow... :ohnoes: After reading the description I'm in complete awe and horror :O_o:
YaoiYuu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I want more~
Prussia-of-Awesome Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
R-Russia?! Well, I guess I could deal with his vital regions for now.... I'm still waiting for Hungary to give in after all. Kesesesesese~!
werepire51 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot damn.

... Well.

I need to clean up a huge mess of blood off my keys now.
chainmailepsychic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i know i totally sound sadist, but i like it like that too!
oniichanmonster Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I cant get over these pics they're addicting D:
anthropofuckus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
"Soviet atrocities"?! What do you know about Great Patriotic War, fuckscist?! About raped Russian women, bayoneted Russian children, burned alive Russian old people?! Fucking hitlerast!
Jini-sama Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Geez, did you not read the entire description? They didn't mean any offense to anyone. Please, calm down.
UniquelyJess Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome~

Really brilliant description as well, I seem to learn something new everyday~ XD.
Black-Ravn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
very amazing work. The cosplays of prussia and russia are so great and well done :D
IggyKirkland12 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very Amazing. The faces ae perfect, and your Russia is AMAZING! I'm in awe at how amazing this is!
HetaliaAwesomeLove Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
ohh shitt!! Is too awesomee!! 0_0
I love this picturee!

Aisss... Well, now, I can go to sleep happily already =D
NanjoKoji Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
HetaliaAwesomeLove Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
not at all! ^^
KaienLoveYaoi2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
The look on Russia's face :heart:
AyumiBraginski Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wo ist das?? Die Location ist echt schön. ich find eure Cosplays echt toll
NanjoKoji Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
prussiaschild Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
if i redrew this...on paper- could i post it?
NanjoKoji Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
sure, I'd love to see it!
prussiaschild Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
oh and what about the other russiaXprussia pic? can i do that one too?
prussiaschild Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
thanks! i'll tell you when i post it!
bamboopanda5 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
oh my god you two must be the best
Prussia and Russia cosplayers I've
ever seen in the world!!!!
AskFraHunAust Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconaustriaplz: s-sexy....
Schoepke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! The postion you two on in to the fact you did reserch. Good job.
camisicado Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So perfect, makes me smile looking at these photos haha!
Iris-icecry Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You not understand. Russia has not invaded, but divided territory after the victory in World War II. Millions of Russian soldiers died in battle defending our country from the Nazis. Even this area is not worth the lives of those that died in this war...
I was born near Kaliningrad(in Insterburg, Now his name Chernyakhovsk). My grandfather was the first who was born after the war...
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