Russian Mentality

The Russian mentality cannot be described in just a few words. We specifically dwell upon the Russian values, the Russian character and its main features. We have regarded the following Russian traits as the most entertaining. For example, why do Russians smile so rarely? Why do not Russians speak foreign languages? And why are Russians so reserved and do not say “hello!” to anyone on the street? Besides, there are plenty of reasons to move to Russia (check them up). We will also speak about Russian collectivism, personal space and many other things. Furthermore, we will teach you how to use the word “babushka” in the right way.

Russian etiquette
The Russian etiquette is all the things that foreign tourists should know about Russia...
The Russian Character
“If we are to go down, let’s do it with music” (“Pomirat’ tak s muzykoy”) – this proverb serves as a perfect descripti...
10 Reasons to live in Russia
Many foreigners from ex-Soviet republics and non-CIS countries strive to live in Russia. From time to time Russia becomes influenced by economic crises. Volatil...
Russian Babushka
Babushka – is a whole epoch in one word. Babushka is a respectful way to address an elderly woman Russia. Traditional Family Just recently, in Russia were mos...
Russian Tourists
In recent years, Russian tourists are not much different from tourists from other countries. Over the past years, Russian tourists have travelled abroad more th...
The Features of Russian Collectivism
Collectivism seriously affects all aspects of life in Russia, and even everyday life. Earlier we wrote about how under the conditions of unsustainable farming h...
Russian Collectivism and Tolerance
There are unique features of the Russian character, distinguishing it from the rest of the nations. These wonderful traits are collectivism and tolerance. Pecul...
Russian Values
Russia is surrounded by a many countries with a wide variety of beliefs and values. Is there a difference ​​between, for example, Russian values ​​and W...
Personal Space of Russian People
Personal space of Russians is considerably smaller than that of many other nations. Situations During the rush hour on a subway in Moscow, people stand very clo...
Russian Toasts
Drinking toasts in Russia –is a favorite tradition of festive gatherings at dinner tables. Until very recently, it was not customary in Russia to go drinking ...
Why don’t Russians Say “Hello” on the Street?
It may seem that the fact that Russians never say hello to strangers on the street is just incivility. However, the reality is somewhat different. Russians do n...
Russian Country House – Dacha
In Russia there is a unique phenomenon – dacha. It is a kind of country house. Unlike in other countries, Russian dacha is not a sign of luxury but a special ...
Serious Russians. Why Russians don’t smile?
They say that people spot Russian people by their serious faces abroad. Russians really smile not much...
Why Russians Do not Speak English (or Any Other Foreign Language)?
Russian tourists have already been to most of the world’s resorts. But most natives and tourists from other countries are surprised: Russians do not speak any...

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