Ivan is a Christian male given name from the Slavic languages. It is the most common Slavic variant of the name "John". Vanya is the diminutive. In the works of Harry Turtledove, Ivan may refer to:

Characters with the first name Ivan:

Ivan Fyodorov, fictional labor camp prisoner and minor character in Worldwar: Striking the Balance.
Ivan Ivanov, fictional GRU agent and minor character in The Hot War: Fallout.
Ivan Koniev, historical Soviet general who plays direct or indirect roles in various Turtledove works.
Ivan Kuchkov, fictional Soviet airman and POV in The War That Came Early.

Characters referred to as Vanya:

Vanya (The Hot War), a MGB agent and minor character in The Hot War: Bombs Away
Vanya (The War That Came Early), a Red Army soldier and minor character in The War That Came Early: Coup d'Etat.

Ivan was also used by people from other nations as a slang-term for the Soviets during World War II, a fact Turtledove frequently incorporates into his works.

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