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Poll: Swedes Playing Russians

For some reason, Swedish actors seem to have a knack for playing Russian characters. From this list of cinematic performances, which is your favorite?

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    Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel (1932)

    Greta Garbo as Grusinskaya in Grand Hotel (1932)
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    Greta Garbo in Anna Karenina (1935)

    Greta Garbo as Anna Karenina in Anna Karenina (1935)
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    Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)

    Greta Garbo as Nina Ivanovna Yakushova in Ninotchka (1939)
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    "Anastasia" Ingrid Bergman in Character c. 1956

    Ingrid Bergman as Anna Koreff in Anastasia (1956)
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    Anita Ekberg in War and Peace (1956)

    Anita Ekberg as Helene Kuragina in War and Peace (1956)
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    Bibi Andersson in The Kremlin Letter (1970)

    Bibi Andersson as Erika Kosnov in The Kremlin Letter (1970)
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    Max von Sydow in The Kremlin Letter (1970)

    Max von Sydow as Colonel Kosnov in The Kremlin Letter (1970)
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    Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV (1985)

    Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV (1985)
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    Dolph Lundgren in Red Scorpion (1988)

    Dolph Lundgren as Lt. Nikolai Rachenko in Red Scorpion (1988)
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    Stellan Skarsgård in The Hunt for Red October (1990)

    Stellan Skarsgård as Captain Tupolev in The Hunt for Red October (1990)
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    Lena Olin in Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

    Lena Olin as Mona Demarkov in Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
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    Izabella Scorupco in GoldenEye (1995)

    Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye (1995)
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    Max von Sydow in Citizen X (1995)

    Max von Sydow as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky in Citizen X (1995)
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    Peter Stormare in Armageddon (1998)

    Peter Stormare as Lev Andropov in Armageddon (1998)
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    Alicia Vikander in Anna Karenina (2012)

    Alicia Vikander as Katerina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatsky in Anna Karenina (2012)
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    Michael Nyqvist in John Wick (2014)

    Michael Nyqvist as Viggo Tarasov in John Wick (2014)
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    Noomi Rapace in Child 44 (2015)

    Noomi Rapace as Raisa Demidov in Child 44 (2015)
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    Tom Hardy and Joel Kinnaman in Child 44 (2015)

    Joel Kinnaman as Vasili in Child 44 (2015)
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    Fares Fares in Child 44 (2015)

    Fares Fares as Alexei Andreyev in Child 44 (2015)
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    Peter Stormare in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

    Peter Stormare as Abram Tarasov in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

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