Ivan Braginski
イヴァン・ブラギンスキ
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Name: Russia
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Alternative Spelling(s): N/A
Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Birthday: December 30
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Violet
Height: 182 cm
First Appearance (volume): {{{firstvolume}}}
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First Appearance (anime): Episode 01
Japanese VA: Yasuhiro Takato
English VA: N/A

Ivan Braginski is a main character in the series Axis Powers Hetalia. He is the representation of Russia.

Appearance

Ivan wears a long, heavy tan coat, brown pants, and a long tan scarf (colored pink in the anime). He has a round, childish face, and tends to carry around a bottle of vodka or a faucet pipe. His hair is a light, beige-ish blonde and his eyes are violet, though they were initially colored both blue and green in early color artwork by Himaruya.

Due to his thick clothing and his tall, somewhat heavyset appearance in comparison to the other characters, a fan had asked Himaruya if Ivan was fat. The in-character answer from "Ivan" was that he was simply "big-boned". A later black-and-white sketch also depicts Ivan wearing a shirt that claims such.

Personality And Interests

A large young man with the cruelty of a child, he comes off as intimidating without even saying a word. When he is upset, he uses the chant "KolKolKol" to threaten and frighten others into submission. He has been tormented since his childhood, having seen many tragedies and wars.

General Winter haunts and attacks him every year, which has caused him to hate the cold. However, in the face of war, General Winter is his best ally. He dreams one day of living in a warm place with sunflowers.

Relationships

Toris Lorinaitis (Lithuania)

Main Article: Toris Lorinaitis

Ivan often physically and emotionally abuses him, wanting him to come back to him and become one with him again, and also finding the abuse he inflicts on Toris to be "fun".

Natalia Alfroskaya (Belarus)

Main Article: Natalia Alfroskaya

His younger sister has a deep obsession and love for him, to the point where she wants him to marry her, but he finds her frightening and doesn't return it.

Ukraine

Main Article: Ukraine

Ivan's older sister, who acted as mother to both him and Natalia. She was the one who gave him his scarf.

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