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

Game of Thrones, Jon Snow

Game of Thrones, Jon Snow

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. No comment. Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Idiot."

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

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

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

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

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

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