What foreigners who have been living in Russia for too long notice about themselves
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When foreigners go to Of course, they hardly realize how different life here is from life in Western countries. There is a different mentality, cuisine, habits, and traditions. Foreigners who have lived in They cannot help but experience this influence of the Russian way of life on themselves and even take it with them to their homeland. They begin to notice some signs of "Russification" behind them.
Applause at the landing of the plane. The origin of this custom is unknown, but it seems to affect only flights to Russia or from it.
Thick armored entrance door upholstered in dermatin. And there must be at least two locks. In Russia, this is normal, and they do it for protection, but it's not entirely clear from what.
The keys are palm-long. In Russia, they are not for beauty, but for real doors.
Getting used to a huge amount of papers and documents. In Russia, there are still paper library card files, insurance policies and medical cards in thick notebooks. And all this is done manually.
The habit of dressing up and watching your appearance. Russians dress to impress. Foreigners after some time do not want to look gray against the background of Russians at all. And yes, a mini skirt in winter is the norm.
Small children travel alone on public transport. Russians are independent and independent. Foreigners eventually stop asking children in transport where their mom and dad are.
Periodic use of Russian words in speech in the native language. For example, "Kashmar!", "Bozhemoi!" and "Allo" instead of "Hello" when answering a phone call.
The expectation that you can immediately catch a passing car is just to raise your thumb. In Russia, it is much easier to catch passing cars compared to other countries. This indicates the friendliness of the Russians.
No less than 30 Olga, 20 Elena and another 20 Natasha among acquaintances. The most common names in Russia is really widespread.
The habit of addressing even people at the age of "Devushka" and "Maladoi Chelovek".
Treatment of colds and flu with tea with lemon and honey.
More frequent use of VKontakte than Facebook.
Now the "Russians" from Hollywood movies cause laughter. No, seriously, they can't even get the phrase right.
Eating pancakes in huge quantities. Especially during Shrovetide.
Collecting empty cucumber jars. They may never be used, but just in case you need to save them.
The question is "Kto Pasledni?" at the post office, at the polyclinic or at the dentist. There is a queue, but it is not necessarily lined up in a row. Instead , in In Russia, people are just randomly sitting around the right door.
Eating jam and condensed milk with spoons (and not spreading a thin layer on bread or cookies with a knife).
Buying an odd number of colors. An odd number is for the living, an even number is for the deceased.
Indifference to sullen faces on the street. Deep down, foreigners in love with They know perfectly well that Russians are friendly and kind, they just don't like to smile at just anyone.
The rudeness of others is no longer so offensive. Russian Russian is not rude, but features of the phonetics of the Russian language, because of which it seems to many foreigners that Russians swear all the time.
In the photo, actors of the Ozersk Puppet Theater Svetlana and Dmitry Erokhin Congratulations on Christmas on January 7, not December 25. And the "wrong Santa" in a blue sheepskin coat instead of a red suit together with an adult granddaughter no longer cause such surprise.
Winter south of central Russia cannot be called winter. When I lived at minus thirty, it's already warm at zero.
Sudden changes in the weather and temperature changes do not frighten at all. Yesterday zero, today minus twenty? No problem!
There must be sour cream in the soup, and you can make jelly called "Khaladets" from meat. And it's delicious.