A collection of the most embarrassing parts of my ID, with apologies. Oh, and a lot of Nick Grimshaw. >___>
Gentle note to Winter Soldier fandom: Marvel actually went out of its way to make a change from the comics and have the organization controlling Bucky be Hydra instead of the KGB. This is great, because the Russophobia in the original storyline was kind of a major bummer.
This means, though, that you should put at least as much thought into your throwaway jokes and/or worldbuilding in your stories. Don’t use Russian names/language/references without thinking about it. Don’t default. The movie made a point of changing it, please go with that.
Yeah, there’s shit going down with Russia and Ukraine right now, but let’s be better than defaulting to “Russia as bad guy.” It’s not cool, and again, Marvel went ahead and made it unnecessary.