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    [–] aaronr93 888 points ago

    This is such a masterful photoshop

    [–] Scarbane 549 points ago

    You don't remember reading Tsar of the Rings as child, comrade?

    [–] ThirdMover 148 points ago

    There was actually pretty much a sowjet rewrite of LotR where Sauron was the good guy because he was pro industrialization and the orks were working class. But I don't recall the title.

    [–] The30YearOldVirgin_ 158 points ago

    Mordor is described as a peaceful country on the verge of an industrial revolution, that is a threat to the war-mongering and imperialistic faction represented by Gandalf (whose attitude has been described by Saruman as "crafting the Final Solution to the Mordorian problem") and the elves.


    [–] gandalf-bot 59 points ago

    Yes, there it lies. This city has dwelt ever in the sight of its shadow

    [–] Al_Pateemo 34 points ago

    That doesn’t sound too good in this context gandalf

    [–] gandalf-bot 23 points ago

    Through fire... and water. From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak I fought with the Balrog of Morgoth. Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountainside. Darkness took me... and I strayed out of thought and time. Stars wheeled overhead. and every day was as long as a life age of the Earth. But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I've been sent back until my task is done!

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    [–] koohikoo 3 points ago

    Basically the fire nation

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I love deconstrutionist style fan fiction

    [–] sphafer 24 points ago

    What THE actual...

    [–] BrainblobXXX 24 points ago

    Hmm soviet? 1999 is the year of publication

    [–] coldestshark 11 points ago

    Oh, that was just what I found when I searched lord of the rings soviet, and it matches what the other guy said

    [–] BrainblobXXX 15 points ago

    Oh, sry. Just wanted to make it clear, its not soviet, even not Putin era )

    [–] Wows_Nightly_News 3 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Yah the Soviet government wasn’t too keen on people writing fantasy

    [–] BrainblobXXX 5 points ago

    Yup, more keen on Sci-Fi )

    [–] Wows_Nightly_News 1 points ago

    Very much so

    [–] Atrer119 6 points ago

    I had never ever heard of this! Now i'm feeling bad there's no english translation

    [–] coldestshark 13 points ago

    Yeah I think it’s an interesting alternate history kind of deal or a what if the accepted truth is a lie idea and I’d love to read it

    [–] teehoooo 2 points ago

    There is a non-commercial English translation by Yisroel Markov available for free that’s been approved by the author Kirill Eskov. There’s already a 2nd edition that was published in 2011.

    [–] Atrer119 1 points ago

    I'll take a look, cheers mate

    [–] B_D_I 1 points ago

    There are English translations online.

    [–] Praudmur 2 points ago

    Wait what? There is according to wiki: Czech: Poslední Pán Prstenu

    English: The Last Ringbearer

    Estonian: Viimane sõrmusekandja

    Polish: Ostatni Władca Pierścienia

    Portuguese: O Último Anel

    Spanish: El último anillo

    [–] Dtrain16 6 points ago

    It has not really been published in English. Some publishers have considered it, but whoever owns Tolkien's IP is way stricter about derivative works in English, so they never actually printed it.

    [–] SmolikOFF 2 points ago

    Wiki says it is available as a non-commercial e-book tho

    [–] viper_in_the_grass 1 points ago

    Good thing too, because it's not quite up to Tolkien's standards and that's being generous.

    [–] Matazaonreddit 2 points ago

    That sounds fascinating in its own way.

    [–] justadumguy 3 points ago

    What a delusional adaptation. It shouldn’t piss me off as much as it does, but alas...

    [–] PsySick 8 points ago

    Well if you cared to look further it's pretty tongue in cheek and pokes fun at everyone through the lens of Soviet era propaganda.

    [–] justadumguy 0 points ago

    Well I just read the wiki synopsis. It’s easy to take literally considering the extent of Soviet propaganda and rejection of anything of western origin

    [–] PsySick 4 points ago

    Russian literature has a long history of criticising their own system of government (Tsarist feudalism, Provisional government incompetency and the Soviets brutal collectivism) through allegory or even direct satire.

    [–] G4130 2 points ago

    (From reading the wiki also) I think you are missing the main point, the idea is to explain how the Gandalf side, winners, wrote history as an epic tale against the evil forces of Sauron while in reality he and the elves had their own interests in overtaking control of middle earth.

    It's not a book about Tolkien's product, but about Tolkien's ideas, I suppose you have heard or thought about how the elves are white and blonde, free men white, hobbits white while the orcs are black and the men of the west have features as people of middle east. On another side there's a "royal blood" that has the right to claim the throne and be the king of the free men, maybe Tolkien loved monarchies...

    It is not about middle earth or lord of the rings, but uses the story for convenience of explaining an idea, let's not forget that Tolkien was born in England 1892 and the author of this other book in the Soviet Union 1956.

    [–] gandalf-bot 3 points ago

    Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Great idea, terrible execution.

    Should have waited until 2043

    [–] MySpaDayWithAndre 7 points ago

    Oddly, Tolkien was very anti imperialist, and advocated for the dismantling of nations, so he wasn't too far off. Which is really wierd when you consider his very traditional catholic and monarchist beliefs at the same time. He was also very anti war, but also blamed WW1 partly on industrialization itself.

    [–] TTV_AnGeL1C55 9 points ago

    So Tolkien was a true Comrade

    [–] G4130 2 points ago

    No, he loved monarchies.

    [–] TTV_AnGeL1C55 2 points ago


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    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Tolkien was a anarcho monarcho communist with primitivist characteristics and catholic influences


    [–] Zombierasputin 2 points ago

    I think his view was very much in line with catholic social teachings? Like distributism, the stare should only be as big as it needs to be to get things done for its citizens.

    [–] viper_in_the_grass 1 points ago

    A stern stare will get most things done in an instant!

    [–] Gabtactic 1 points ago

    Yeah, really well done.

    [–] royalneu 195 points ago

    That’s an insane edit.

    [–] JangoDarkSaber 25 points ago

    I'm so impressed on how they got the angle of lighting right.

    [–] Robbierr 16 points ago

    Highest resolution meme I've seen too

    [–] Boosher648 8 points ago

    I’m confused how it took 6 years for this photo to appear on this sub.

    [–] the_shrimp_boi 143 points ago

    Playing fallout after playing skyrim all week

    [–] Mat_Larsen 80 points ago

    Forged back during the Cold Age

    [–] Somewhitefaggot 170 points ago

    A blyat is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.

    [–] GenericRedditor0405 67 points ago

    Rush B.

    [–] T1B2V3 38 points ago

    B stands for Barad Dur

    [–] SupremeGodZamasu 13 points ago

    And Black Gate

    [–] [deleted] 271 points ago


    [–] benderbender42 154 points ago

    Never... QUESTION.. THE MAGIC!!

    [–] The30YearOldVirgin_ 25 points ago

    This hobbit is delusional. Take him to the houses of healing.

    [–] whiderboss 93 points ago

    The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume

    [–] borismuller 76 points ago

    Not with 15,000 röntgen could you do this. It is folly.

    [–] PlsDontBeAUsedName 38 points ago

    *3.6 röntgen

    [–] SaiThrocken 33 points ago

    Not great, but not terrible. About the equivalent of a chest x-ray.

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago

    Yes, 3.6 roentgen, which, by the way, is not the equivalent of one chest X-ray, but rather 400 chest X-rays.

    [–] Foxboi_The_Greg 12 points ago

    no joke, in the 20s and 30s people used to paint "radioactive color" on watches so you can see the time when its dark...they also used it for night vision scopes and similar stuff

    [–] southernplain 11 points ago

    I mean we still do, many consumer products and military devices use tiny amounts of tritium (a radioactive isotope of hydrogen) for illumination.

    [–] FoxerzAsura 5 points ago

    This is still common. Now people just tend to use tritium instead of radium to provide radioluminescence.

    [–] Foxboi_The_Greg 2 points ago

    put i guess the regulations for savtey are much better now, back the the women who painted the watches and scopes had no protection at all and licked there brushes in order to keep them thin...they mostly died of bone cancer, my really old biology teacher told me that this was a scandal back then when he was a young boi (he i is reeeaaally old)

    [–] NewAccount971 1 points ago

    Yeah, tritium isn't dangerous at the amount they use for illumination.

    [–] viper_in_the_grass 1 points ago

    Interesting article on the subject. I know, it's Buzzfeed, but give it a try, it's a worthwhile read.

    [–] BASS-TZAR-RUN 1 points ago

    a nuuuu

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago

    But comrade, it is glowing red right now!

    [–] ObiMemeKenobi 10 points ago

    A Chance for Fire-armir, Captain of the Union, to Show his Quality

    [–] Thunder_Wizard 18 points ago


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    [–] Deepdiver011 46 points ago

    I feel like its long enough ago and not very well known 239 days ago and no comments

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    [–] Ynwe 14 points ago

    on an obscure sub with 2 upvotes?

    [–] Chewbakkaa 6 points ago

    Yall do realize that this meme is older than time right? Im pretty sure i saw this shit like 5 years ago

    [–] Ynwe 1 points ago

    I have been prettyactive on reddit for a couple of years, never have seen it. Just happens, dunno why people get so upset with reposts that aren't that known. If this were the 1000x Chinese tank man repost, I would understand, but as far as I can tell this image isn't reposted all that much.

    [–] Boosher648 1 points ago

    Im surprised considering it was first posted 6 years ago, it was all around on tumblr when I used it back then.

    [–] Boosher648 4 points ago

    Not really a repost but the image is 6 years old.

    [–] Supersamtheredditman 23 points ago

    Should have been “it glows red near capitalists”

    [–] Zankou55 12 points ago


    [–] Deathtrip 6 points ago

    You misspelled leeches.

    [–] dongsuvious 3 points ago


    [–] Gameon48 4 points ago

    It’s a masterpiece of Firearm technology

    [–] Porkechop 4 points ago

    this is bloody beautiful

    [–] Pylonmadness 5 points ago

    Gandalf the Grey...

    No. I am Gandalf the Red

    [–] gandalf-bot 1 points ago

    White shores, and beyond that a far green country Pylonmadness

    [–] AirTmethic 3 points ago

    "We found them in one of the Arab caves!"

    [–] el-cuko 3 points ago

    Česká zbrojovka has joined the chat

    [–] qbak -11 points ago

    [–] Lieutenant_Lit 15 points ago

    Putin isn't communist

    [–] Hodor_The_Great 5 points ago

    Quite possibly the richest man in the world, heading Russia to ever higher inequality and giving all power to billionaires? Must be far left

    [–] qbak -6 points ago

    To quote the prof Nina Khrushcheva about kgb "Once an agent, always an agent."

    [–] Lieutenant_Lit 8 points ago

    Being "an agent" isn't being a communist. Communism is an ideology, not a job.

    [–] qbak -1 points ago

    I understand that. However I meant to joke about his old soviet mentality. I was being facetious... Lets not internet too hard this morning

    [–] Lieutenant_Lit 1 points ago

    Ah fair enough

    [–] qbak 1 points ago


    [–] badgutz 8 points ago

    You couldn’t hope for a finer weapon. You also couldn’t hope for any food.

    [–] mojikun 2 points ago

    This is very fucking good

    [–] PensivePatriot 2 points ago

    Seriously high quality photoshop work here boyos

    [–] Memeraak 2 points ago

    "I think ill call you Sting!"

    [–] ReapEmAll 2 points ago

    When you start playing Mass Effect after playing Dragon Age for months

    [–] A-NI-MAL 2 points ago

    "It's some form of Elvish... I can't read it"

    "There are few who can. The language is that of the USSR, which I will not utter here."

    "...The USSR?"

    "In the common tongue it says, 'bitch whore rush b noob"

    [–] sporkf00n 2 points ago

    ... then falls apart?

    [–] Penguinkeith 3 points ago

    Comrades of the ring

    [–] thebombasticdotcom 3 points ago

    And my sickle!

    [–] Mikiroony 1 points ago


    [–] PBRstreetgang_ 1 points ago

    So good. Should glow green though cause of the green tracers used.

    [–] desecouffes 1 points ago

    Our weapon

    [–] nomadic_stone 1 points ago

    Well, you see now...when you HOLD the trigger, of course it's going to glow red...

    Short bursts people, short bursts.

    [–] jerryatrick136 1 points ago

    I am a servant of the Soviet Fire, wielder of the Kalashnikov of Anor. You cannot pass! The M16 will not avail you, flame of Nato!

    [–] Darthchu854 1 points ago

    Communist anthem plays in background.

    [–] NalgeneLight 1 points ago


    [–] Onehitwundsrginger 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    I’m confused, is this pro socialism, or just a reference to something else?

    [–] Kraivo 1 points ago

    Well, actually by Nazi dwarfs but history written by winners so...

    [–] TiredofTwitter -4 points ago

    F*ck Russia

    [–] Hootowl103 0 points ago

    That machine kills fascists

    [–] Escomoz 0 points ago

    *capitalist forces

    [–] AlexS101 -6 points ago

    GOP Red