Here’s the “second episode” of Russian Game of Thrones, where every week to celebrate the final season of the show, for each House in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world, I search for a Russian city that has a similar Coat of Arms and try imagining how the main characters of that House would look like if they belonged, instead to the “equivalent” Russian “Dom” (Dom means “house” in Russian).
This time I found the settlement of Volchenkovskoe in the Moscow District, which I think is a great match for House Stark.
Not only the sigil of Volchenkovskoe is a wolf, but the municipality had a very, very short “life span” as an administrative entity it existed only from 2005 to 2017. I am NOT sure and this is an unconfirmed rumor, but apparently Volchenkovskoe lost its claim to being a municipality in 2017 when the mayor bent the knee to Daenerys Targaryenovsky.
It is (or was) such a small administrative center that I only found a wikipedia page in Russian for Volchenkovskoe.
For “Dom Starkovich” I tried to imagine what the warrior spirit of the two sisters would have made them become in Soviet Russia.
Arya Nedovna Starkovich
For Arya Nedovna (daughter of Ned, Russians always use the patronymic, especially as a sign of respect!) I found an old propaganda poster that, I think, would resonate with her fighting attitude, as the Cyrillic text translates into: Warrior! Answer the Motherland [needs] with victory!
What is a rather striking coincidence is that in Season 5 Arya had the EXACT same haircut as the determined lady in the poster!
Sansa Nedovna Starkovich
For Sansa Nedovna (daughter of Ned, Russians always use the patronymic, especially as a sign of respect!) I think the image of a lady bomb maker is rather appropriate, as she patiently endures but then creates a lethal situation that explodes and invariably kills her opponents.
In this case the text of the poster translates as: “All for the victory! For the front by the women of the USSR”
And once again, here are the two original images I used for this “mashup”
If you enjoyed this post, you can also read the “previous Episode” of Russian Game of Thrones here: Dom Targaryenovsky
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