Russian Traits

We dedicated a separate category to the Russian mentality but then we decided that many traits of Russian life should be presented independently. We study how life in Russia has changed since the collapse of the USSR. We look into such mundane things as a handshake. We list ways to impress a Russian woman, pieces of advice for working in Russia, reasons to wear slippers at home, tips to hold negotiations in Russia and advantages of picking mushrooms… We even disclose an old secret of female beauty.

TOP 7 Russian Sayings 
Russian sayings are real gems of the language...
TOP 10 Facts about the Russian House
The Russian house greatly differs from dwellings in other countries. Although its interior and exterior may be similar to those of other national houses, the ...
Life in Russia and life in the USSR
Here is the actual research and comparison of life in the USSR (1970s) and life in Russia (2000s). It is quite interesting to compare old and new lifestyles. My...
Russian Accent in the English language
Russian accent in the English language – unique features. Russian Accent The melody of the Russian language is different from the English melody. Russian lang...
Can Russians Understand other Slavic languages?
Russian belongs to the Slavic language group. But can Russian people understand other Slavs? We already wrote previously that the number of people who understan...
Ancient Rus – Simple Secrets of Female Beauty
Russian women from ancient times were known for their beauty...
Peculiarities of Office Life in Russia
Office life in Russia may truly surprise many Western professionals, but Russian office employees are still able to achieve success in these unusual circumstanc...
Mushrooms Picking or Silent Hunting
In Russia mushrooms have been used as food since ancient times. Mushrooms were used to cook a variety of dishes, and picking mushrooms turned into a real ritual...
Negotiations the Russian Way
Foreign businessmen and representatives of companies might find it difficult to understand the logic and the motives of their Russian partners. And there is an ...
Russian Travel Passport
Russian travel passport is a document that provides the citizens of Russia the right to enter or leave the territory of Russia. You could say that it’s a docu...
A Russian Custom to Take off Your Shoes at Home
Mend your socks if you are invited to visit a Russian home! On peculiarities of visiting private homes in Russia. If you are invited to visit someone’s home i...
Celebrating Birthdays in Russia
A birthday in Russia is a very special day for every child. As they grow older the meaning of this holiday changes. Children, Adults and Seniors Birthdays For m...
Renaming Streets in Russia: Political Figures, Poets and Generals
Pic: Sovetskaya street former Bolshaya Yekaterininskaya street (in honor of the Catherine the Great) In Russia streets and even towns get often renamed. This ph...
How to Impress a Russian Woman
Ideas of feminism not simply penetrated Russia - women have long had equal rights with men...
Russian Handshake as a Symbol of Respect for Each Other
In many countries a handshake is a typical form of greeting. But in Russia a handshake has its uniquefeatures, a special meaning. It is believed that already am...
How Russians Communicate with Neighbors
We already listed the reasons why Russians don’t like learning foreign languages. Here is one more important point: Russian language belongs to a large group ...
Russia is a Comfortable Place for Professionals
Russia is a huge country and there you can get a job in different spheres. Indeed there are lots of jobs in Russia. According to some data Russia is often consi...

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