THIS AND THAT
The supermarket challenge
Political analysts, sociologists, and economists have spent countless hours arguing about what caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if we had to sum things up in one word, it would definitely be “deficit.”
We are Russians, and that explains a lot
How do Russians differ from Americans? How does an American differ from the French? How do Americans differ from the French? In quite a lot of ways, but most of all they differ from each other in their culture.
Oh, those Russian birch trees! Or a bit about Russians and Russian nature
What is a cherry orchard? The vast majority of people will tell you it’s a garden where cherries grow.
Football, Russian style: when will our love for the game yield results?
There is no denying that football is an exciting game. But why do Russians enjoy it so much? After all, football is a summer sport and Russia is a northern country!
Life as part of a collective or when work is about more than working
What does a German, an American, or a Frenchman do when they get to work? This might seem like an odd question - they start working, obviously. But a Russian person lives at work.
Tea with sugar!
Most people believe that Russians like vodka, but this isn’t necessarily the case. The beverage Russians truly enjoy is tea. At least according to a popular opinion survey conducted by Synovate Comcon, over 94 percent of Russians drink tea regularly.
Songs help us build and live
It’s hard to find a country where people love songs and singing as much as Russians do. It is no wonder that songs in Russia are referred to as “the soul of the people.”
The mysteries of russian dacha
There are some Russian words that never need to be translated. One of them is the word “dacha.” Are you sure you know exactly what this word means?
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