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Admiral Popov and His Forbidden Treasure

Admiral Popov and His Forbidden Treasure

Admiral Popov and His Forbidden Treasure by TeeJay87
Admiral Popov and His Forbidden Treasure by TeeJay87


This high ranked Soviet/Russian Navy official was developed from idea given by one of my pen friends, mixed with design based on couple of characters from StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and

Admiral Popov has valid reason to be afraid of - in a country, where private property is strictly prohibited, it takes plenty of mental and physical effort to conceal, what is officially called "forbidden opium for people". If the dreaded thugs from KGB discover, that comrade admiral hides noticeable amount of booze beyond the knowledge of the only legal party, without doubt he will get into serious trouble.

This picture is a little gift for my good friend Saltwater, who enjoys those Bolshock cartoons. :)

General Info

General Info

Category Miscellaneous » Characters » Male » Senior / Elderly (60+)
Date Submitted
Views 925
Favorites... 2
Vote Score 4
Comments 17
Media Digital drawing or painting
Time Taken 2 months


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Saltwater on April 26, 2015, 11:55:04 AM

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SaltwaterWhy does he wear gloves?
He does not want to leave his fingerprints on the bottle;
and if the bottle is found, he will accuse someone else,
a durak like Silly Vassily....

TeeJay87 on April 26, 2015, 11:58:59 AM

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TeeJay87Avoiding fingerprints is one reason, another one has been explained in my reply in the previous comment - because Popov feels cold in only one hand.

Nobody managed to find out, what's the reason of such dissonance in perception - it may be either old age, mind pollution with Bolshevik propaganda, alcoholism or possibly all those factors...

Saltwater on April 26, 2015, 12:01:04 PM

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SaltwaterHis left pocket looks very deep!   LOL 

TeeJay87 on April 26, 2015, 12:22:45 PM

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TeeJay87Without doubt, Popov is hiding something deep inside his trousers... For sure those must be illegally obtained American Dollars (USD) and British Pounds (GBP) he uses to bribe toll office clerks and while buying forbidden stuff in duty free shops abroad*. xD

The way he trusts in foreign currency is fully understandable - every communist believes in capitalism, just some prefer to contradict themselves more than others do. ;)

*Especially since Russian Roubble (RR) is weaker currency than our money:
1 USD costs 60 RR
1 Euro = around 65 RR
1 GBP = around 75 RR
1 PLN (Polish Zloty, our currency) = 20 RR.

Saltwater on April 26, 2015, 1:29:11 PM

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SaltwaterPeople like him do not buy anything.
He picks "samples" directly from the cargo.

He also has connivance with dockers in all the harbours  where his vessel calls.
He dips into all sorts of shady business....

TeeJay87 on April 27, 2015, 11:45:59 AM

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TeeJay87Indeed, it's not buying in the literal meaning of this word.

Still, he's forced to make sure the dockers won't report him to KGB by giving them considerable amount of money to guarantee their silence. Just like archetypical mobsters do, while carrying out half-legal businesses.

Saltwater on April 27, 2015, 12:01:14 PM

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SaltwaterHe does not even have to bribe these dockers actually, because they are big thieves, themselves. 
And Popov knows very well all the details of their dirty business.
When he was young, Popov was a very active member of the KGB.
So he knows how to spot and take advantage of other people "weaknesses"...   :-)

TeeJay87 on May 5, 2015, 12:49:59 PM

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TeeJay87Now you mention it... I could've drawn Popov as KGB Soviet Navy officer, which would require some modifications in his uniform design:
- green background for his sleeve rank insignia;
- deep blue trousers with red stripes instead black (exclusively worn by NKVD and KGB ) ;
- light-blue top of his officer hat;
- KGB emblem above medals.

alitta2 on April 29, 2015, 12:56:45 AM

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alitta2Nice idea, and it's great that you've finally realized it this way! Somehow he reminds me an older General Gradenko from Red Alert 1, or at least, he would look like that if Nadia didn't poisons his tea (probably because Stalin's request who wanted to execute him this way). 

TeeJay87 on April 29, 2015, 1:25:51 AM

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TeeJay87Indeed, there are some similarities between those two, though mine was based on characters from StarCraft II. Particularly on infested Alexei Stukov

alitta2 on May 4, 2015, 3:14:22 AM

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alitta2Yes, now I see that he looks much more like Stukov :)

Saltwater on April 26, 2015, 11:49:52 AM

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SaltwaterThank you so much for your wonderful present! 
Yes, I love it!!!   :D

TeeJay87 on April 26, 2015, 11:55:17 AM

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TeeJay87Glad you appreciate it ! ^^

I forgot to write the meaning of label on the bottle Admiral Popov is holding in leather glove* - it says "Krasnyi Oktyabr Vodka 75%" , meaning "Red October vodka 75% strong". Definitely booze for bolshock higher command. ;)

*Popov is wearing only one glove, because he feels cold in only one hand. LOL

Saltwater on May 2, 2015, 11:08:29 PM

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Saltwater75% is very strong, indeed.

At least, it can be use to clean wounds!  LOL

Falconlobo on April 26, 2015, 12:01:23 PM

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Falconlobohehe he's doing a Michael Jackson one glove thing^^

TeeJay87 on April 26, 2015, 12:25:51 PM

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TeeJay87Popov declares, that he hates American culture, which doesn't disturb him in keeping collection of cassettes, VHSes and CDs with MJ's songs and clips he listens to illegally. ;)

Falconlobo on April 26, 2015, 12:30:16 PM

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